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Attila

[at-l-uh, uh-til-uh] /ˈæt l ə, əˈtɪl ə/
noun
1.
("Scourge of God") a.d. 406?–453, king of the Huns who invaded Europe: defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451 at Châlons-sur-Marne in France.
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  • And, for the unaesthetic but effective Attila, an able fashioner of pork products from Chicago.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • In 1921 it is no more under control than it was in the days of Charlemagne or Attila or Xerxes.

  • I believe I set some store by the fact that the collar of my Attila was velvet.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • Attila, the short, fringed pelisse of the Hungarian national costume.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • Who was this Attila who has captured the imagination of the Kaiser?

  • When the Kaiser read Attila's story he exclaimed: "That is the man for me!"

  • The Gothic king had lost his life, but Attila had lost the victory.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
  • With Attila's death the might of the Hunnish Empire was broken.

    Theodoric the Goth Thomas Hodgkin
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Attila

/əˈtɪlə/
noun
1.
?406–453 ad, king of the Huns, who devastated much of the Roman Empire, invaded Gaul in 451 ad, but was defeated by the Romans and Visigoths at Châlons-sur-Marne
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