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[mass noun] Central Europe regarded as a political or cultural entity.
- ‘Despite the wishes of many Central Europeans and America's apparent ignorance of history to the contrary, Mitteleuropa is again present.’
- ‘This will become apparent over time as the ghosts of Mitteleuropa begin to re-emerge.’
- ‘Both expressed the view that German hegemony should extend throughout what came to be referred to in pan-German circles as Mitteleuropa.’
- ‘I've always wanted to visit Mitteleuropa,’
- ‘Austria, the current holder of the EU presidency, is another small country whose big past gives it a broader perspective, particularly in its approach to the Balkans and Mitteleuropa.’
- ‘Nothing like a little Hawaiian to brighten up the dull days of January in Mitteleuropa, eh?’
- ‘Sick-minded cynics wonder if there are any other interesting Blair autographs blowing around in the winds of Mitteleuropa.’
- ‘It was not that the programme for Mitteleuropa was to replace Weltpolitik.’
- ‘Long popular with Germans, it is where Mitteleuropa goes for its breath of sea air.’
- ‘May is a good time to visit Mitteleuropa - the weather will be pleasant, but the crowds not unbearable yet.’
- ‘Let us first explore the voluntary, non-legislative avenue of starting work a bit earlier and, of course, finishing earlier, rather than starting to pretend that Britain is located in Mitteleuropa.’
- ‘Mitteleuropa is a discourse; it is not just a semantic term or a label to refer to a geopolitical region in which power and culture are interwined.’
Early 20th century: German.
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