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Antony

[an-tuh-nee] /ˈæn tə ni/
noun
1.
Mark (Marcus Antonius) 83?–30 b.c, Roman general: friend of Caesar; member of the second triumvirate and rival of Octavian.
2.
a male given name.
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  • My uncle Antony presented him to me, as a gentleman he had a particular friendship for.

    Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Even Enobarbus is conquered at the last by Antony's noble magnanimity.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • In the play, as Dr. Brandes sees, Antony takes on something of the "artist-nature."

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • The pomp of Antony's position, too, and his kingly personality pleased our poet.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • From the first scene to the last Antony is a king of men by right divine of nature.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
British Dictionary definitions for Antony

Antony

/ˈæntənɪ/
noun
1.
Mark. Latin name Marcus Antonius. ?83–30 bc, Roman general who served under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars and became a member of the second triumvirate (43). He defeated Brutus and Cassius at Philippi (42) but having repudiated his wife for Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, he was defeated by his brother-in-law Octavian (Augustus) at Actium (31)
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Word Origin and History for Antony

masc. proper name, from Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (see Anthony).

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