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[kal-pur-nee-uh] /kælˈpɜr ni ə/
flourished 1st century b.c, third wife of Julius Caesar 59–44.
Compare Cornelia (def 2), Pompeia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Calpurnia was very easily led by these inducements to undertake the commission.

    Nero Jacob Abbott
  • He had a wife, named Calpurnia, to whom he had been married about ten years.

  • Calpurnia Mordacks was in her duty now, and took her autumn holiday at Flamborough.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • Calpurnia's womanly instinct was quicker than the suspicion of Csar and his friends.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain
  • Calpurnia just looked out of the window and discovered that we were in mid-stream.

    The Pursuit of the House-Boat

    John Kendrick Bangs
  • Pliny and Calpurnia's eyes met in swift response to each other's thoughts.

    Roads from Rome

    Anne C. E. Allinson
  • Marcus had been in his pasture for many an hour when Calpurnia came to the farm.

    Roads from Rome

    Anne C. E. Allinson
  • But that Calpurnia should plead her husband's absence as an excuse was ominous.

    Roads from Rome

    Anne C. E. Allinson
  • The day at the villa had been the most trying one of a trying week for Pliny and Calpurnia.

    Roads from Rome

    Anne C. E. Allinson
  • He awoke, and found his wife Calpurnia groaning and struggling in her sleep.

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