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Aguinaldo

[ah-gee-nahl-daw] /ˌɑ giˈnɑl dɔ/
noun
1.
Emilio
[e-mee-lyaw] /ɛˈmi lyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1869–1964, Filipino leader during the Spanish-American war: opposed to U.S. occupation.
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  • Aguinaldo then spoke aside to the sergeant, to whom he proposed the surrender of their arms.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • It was doubtful, therefore, how Aguinaldo would be received on his return to the Islands.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • On their arrival there (June 23) Aguinaldo appointed three commissioners to meet them.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • She brought with her a petition addressed to Aguinaldo, said to bear about 3,000 signatures.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • But he was to find out that this compatriot of Aguinaldo was unusual in many ways.

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
  • The dapper little officer in khaki was Aguinaldo, and this is the story of how I saw him.

    Bamboo Tales Ira L. Reeves
  • Who supposes that to be the liberty for which Aguinaldo is fighting?

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • It was to the Tagalos that the insurrecto leader, Aguinaldo, belonged.

  • Aguinaldo had escaped in the forest, and no one suggested that he should be followed.

    The Adventures of a Boy Reporter Harry Steele Morrison
  • Meantime, General Aguinaldo had removed his headquarters to Malolos.

    The Philippine Islands Ramon Reyes Lala

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