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Antonine

adj.

1680s, in reference to Roman emperors Antoninus Pius (ruled 138-161 C.E.) and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161-180).

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  • A third "book of the beginning," antonine, is far inferior to these.

  • The antonine way extends about a quarter of an hour's travel.

  • This proconsul was antonine, who at that time had been appointed to the office by Adrian.

  • The date of this tomb cannot precede the antonine era, as there are no cinerary urns in it.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn
  • The stamps on the bricks are said to be of the antonine era.

    Old Rome

    Robert Burn
  • I tell you again, my dear friend, wait for the confidences of antonine.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • I was promenading in this walk when I saw Mlle. antonine for the first time.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • antonine, more and more perplexed, ran precipitately to her uncle's room.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • He said to me: 'antonine, my sight is very weak; read this letter to me, please.'

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • "Excuse me, Madeleine," said antonine, yielding her place to the marquise.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue

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