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Aurelian

[aw-ree-lee-uh n, aw-reel-yuh n] /ɔˈri li ən, ɔˈril yən/
noun
1.
(Lucius Domitius Aurelianus) a.d. 212?–275, Roman emperor 270–275.
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  • "Clovis, king of the Franks, has sent me to thee," said Aurelian.

  • Aurelian weighed the offence and decided on the just measures of retribution.

  • After Aurelian there is nothing earlier than Charles the Bald.

  • Zenobia was a fine woman and a queen, but she had to walk in Aurelian's triumph.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Not all (said Aurelian) there is an ungainness in some which betrays them.

    Incognita William Congreve
  • Aurelian broke the Silence, by telling him the Misfortune of his Governour.

    Incognita William Congreve
  • Aurelian was Confounded at the Difficulty he conceived on his Part.

    Incognita William Congreve
  • I think I could make that, that should satisfy Aurelian and Rome.'

    Aurelian William Ware
  • Not again, if I possess the power men say I do, shall he sit at the table of Aurelian.

    Aurelian William Ware
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Aurelian

/ɔːˈriːlɪən/
noun
1.
Latin name Lucius Domitius Aurelianus. ?212–275 ad, Roman emperor (270–275), who conquered Palmyra (273) and restored political unity to the Roman Empire
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