Waterloo


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Synonyms for Waterloo

a disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin

Words related to Waterloo

a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat

a final crushing defeat

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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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Kellerman's charge at Marengo, Blucher's arrival at Waterloo, Louis XIV.
And so Dantes, after the Hundred Days and after Waterloo, remained in his dungeon, forgotten of earth and heaven.
Between nine and ten last night Police-Constable Cook, of the H Division, on duty near Waterloo Bridge, heard a cry for help and a splash in the water.
In one hour and five minutes I meet him at Waterloo Station.
So I dodged you at Waterloo, and I tried not to let you know that I was following you from Esher station.
Philip left the office at six and walked across the river to Waterloo.
I was reading a book about Napoleon and the Waterloo campaign only the other day, by Charasse, in which the author does not attempt to conceal his joy at Napoleon's discomfiture at every page.
We had ascertained from the lady that she went down upon the Monday by the train which leaves Waterloo at 9:50, so I started early and caught the 9:13.
WE DRIVE OFF IN GREAT STYLE, AND ARRIVE AT WATERLOO.
From Holland we went to Belgium, and made a hasty trip through that country, stopping at Brussels, where we visited the battlefield of Waterloo.
She listened to all this, so that she could have passed an examination in it by the time Waterloo Bridge was in sight; and yet she was no more listening to it than she was counting the paving-stones at her feet.
Some one is always looking into the river near Waterloo Bridge; a couple will stand there talking for half an hour on a fine afternoon; most people, walking for pleasure, contemplate for three minutes; when, having compared the occasion with other occasions, or made some sentence, they pass on.
A sense of depression swept over him as he was driven through the crowded streets towards Waterloo.
The fishermen, however, coup or coop, must have called it a Waterloo, for it was the severest stroke ever dealt them by the fish patrol, while they had invited it by open and impudent defiance of the law.
Some great scheme was evidently brewing in his mighty mind a trip across the Alps, a bonfire at Moscow, or a little skirmish at Waterloo perhaps, for he marched in silent majesty till suddenly a gentle snore disturbed the imperial reverie.