Battle of Waterloo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Battle of Waterloo the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
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Quotations

  • George Orwell
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    “Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.”

Usage

In literature:

The prince rewards the man who killed the usurper: the author visits the field of battle, which resembled the plains of Waterloo, 291.
"An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa" by Abd Salam Shabeeny
The battle of Waterloo had been fought.
"The Two Shipmates" by William H. G. Kingston
The series of battles from Marengo to Waterloo are as much the creation of the cabinet of George III as those from Concord to Yorktown.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
In 1851 Tomboro, a volcano on the Island of Sumbava, cost more lives than fell in the battle of Waterloo.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
Until to-day French writers discuss, analyze, and comment upon the fatal battle of Waterloo.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
This was the first certain information I had received of Buonaparte's position since the battle of Waterloo.
"The Surrender of Napoleon" by Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland
Battle of Waterloo, 18th June, 1815.
"Adventures in the Rifle Brigade, in the Peninsula, France, and the Netherlands" by Captain J. Kincaid
Persons interested in such questions read Battle of Ligny and Waterloo, by Thiers.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
This battle of the 5th of May was another Waterloo for the French.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
Chapter XXXII of "Vanity Fair" passes in Brussels during the battle of Waterloo.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
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In poetry:

Then there's the Duke of Wellington's statue in Royal Exchange Square —
It is a beautiful statue I without fear declare,
Besides inspiring and most magnificent to view,
Because he made the French fly at the battle of Waterloo.
"Glasgow" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Ultimately, Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.
MUSKEGON, Michigan (October 26th) – For the first time this season in regulation, the Muskegon Lumberjacks lose a tough-fought battle to the Waterloo Black Hawks by a score of 3-0.
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In science:

In his book The Rothschilds , Frederic Morton gives an account of the events in the London Stock exchange at the time of the Battle of Waterloo, in which knowledge about lower bounds on transmission times supposedly played a ma jor role.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Nathan Rothschild, one of London’s most prominent financiers at the time, was informed by his special private couriers that the Battle of Waterloo was won by the British. Official word by Wellington’s men could only arrive on the next day.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
The Battle of Waterloo example above illustrates the importance of knowledge about other’s ignorance in particular circumstances.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Mongin applied game theory to a military decision made by Napol´eon before the battle of Waterloo, two centuries ago.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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