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Juárez

[wahr-ez; Spanish hwah-res] /ˈwɑr ɛz; Spanish ˈʰwɑ rɛs/
noun
1.
Benito (Pablo)
[be-nee-taw pah-vlaw] /bɛˈni tɔ ˈpɑ vlɔ/ (Show IPA),
1806–72, president of Mexico 1857–72.
2.
Ciudad. Ciudad Juárez.
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  • He was banished for political reasons and went to Mexico, where he fought under benito juarez.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 3 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • It was a thing to startle even benito juarez, who during many, many years had learned the meaning of civil war.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • The huge bronze statue of benito juarez, still and shining, caught the patio lights.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • benito juarez, who laid the foundations on which Diaz has so magnificently built, was a pure-blood Zapotec.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
British Dictionary definitions for benito juarez

Juárez1

/Spanish ˈxwarɛθ/
noun
1.
short for Ciudad Juárez

Juárez2

/Spanish ˈxwarɛθ/
noun
1.
Benito Pablo (beˈnito ˈpaβlo). 1806–72, Mexican statesman. As president (1861–65; 1867–72) he thwarted Napoleon III's attempt to impose an empire under Maximilian and introduced many reforms
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