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[uh-vuhn-tee] /əˈvʌn ti/
Kingdom of, an ancient Aryan kingdom of W central India, with its capital near modern Ujjain; flourished in the 6th–4th centuries b.c. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In a moment or two the door was closed, and a rough voice cried: "Avanti!"

    The Patriot

    Antonio Fogazzaro
  • That Socialist group which is represented by the Avanti seemed to be the only one whose attitude was not intransigeant.

  • "Avanti," said Benham, and Amanda bestowed one last ineradicable memory on the bowing landlord.

  • The women of Avanti hate kissing, marking with the nails, and biting, but they have a fondness for various kinds of sexual union.

  • These many roads lead to the southern country, passing by (the city of) Avanti and the Rikshavat mountains.

  • South of Kosala lay the kingdom of the Vamsas, and south of that again the kingdom of Avanti.

  • Avanti along the blinding white road by the sea, to the village on which great Etna looked down, not harshly for all its majesty.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • At last he came to Avanti in great distress, and was begging for food when she chanced to see him.

    Hindoo Tales Translated by P. W. Jacob
  • The paper "Avanti," circulating in all parts of the country, was an agency of immense importance.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • A case in point is ab ante, which has come down to us in the Italian Avanti and the French avant.

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