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Lake Leman   /leɪk lˈimən/   Listen
Lake Leman

A lake between southwestern Switzerland and France that is crossed from east to west by the Rhone.  Synonym: Lake Geneva.

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"Lake Leman" Quotes from Famous Books

... feeling, are those who ought to be most under its influence—the inhabitants of the Rhine-country itself. The well known and often quoted passage of Jean Jacques, applied by him to the dwellers on the shores of Lake Leman, is equally applicable to the denizens of the Rhineland. "Je dirois volontiers a ceux qui ont du gout et sont sensibles—allez a Vevey, visitez le pays, examinez les sites, promenez vous sur le lac; et dites si la nature n'a pas fait ce beau ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 343, May 1844 • Various

... was during the Franco-Italian-Austrian War. I was anxious to reach the seat of war. On the way we made hurried visits to Geneva, and Lake Leman. After traversing this lake we took the coach over the Alps, on the road to Milan, stopping several times on the way. We passed over the battle field at Magenta but a few days after the battle was fought. We saw there the signs ...
— Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet - An Autobiography. • John Sherman

... career. The influence of the Jacobin Club increased, just in proportion as the majority of its members grew more radical. Necker trimmed to their demands, but lost popularity by his monotonous calls for money, and fell in September, reaching his home on Lake Leman only with the greatest difficulty. Mirabeau succeeded him as the sole possible prop to the tottering throne. Under his leadership the moderate monarchists, or Feuillants, as they were later called, from the convent of that order ...
— The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - Vol. I. (of IV.) • William Milligan Sloane

... to Martigny, my walk down the Rhone, and along the shores of Lake Leman, my visit to the prison of Chilian and other wanderings across Switzerland, my pleasure in seeing the old river Rhine again, and my return to Heidelberg at night, with the bright moon shining on the Neckar and the old ruined castle, ...
— Views a-foot • J. Bayard Taylor

Words linked to "Lake Leman" :   Schweiz, Switzerland, Svizzera, Lake Geneva, Swiss Confederation, lake, French Republic, Suisse, France

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