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Gratian

[grey-shee-uh n, -shuh n] /ˈgreɪ ʃi ən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
(Flavius Gratianus) a.d. 359–383, Roman emperor 375–383.
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  • Now that Gratian was married, she had become a great responsibility.

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  • Gratian hasn't got out yet: It takes a long time to get trained.

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  • Gratian answered that she could get week-end leave, and would come on Friday.

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  • Pierson was conscious of Gratian walking past him out of the room.

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  • Gratian went towards her, but stopped, and sat down on the bed.

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  • Gratian assented, from the desire to be able to say to her father: "George is seeing her!"

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  • She held up the ring: "What shall I do about this, Gratian?"

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  • And so Noel walked there with him, for Gratian had gone down to George, for the week-end.

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  • Thirza and Gratian would take care of Nollie far better than he.

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  • But the look on his face was too much for Gratian's composure, and she turned away.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gratian

Gratian

/ˈɡreɪʃɪən/
noun
1.
Latin name Flavius Gratianus. 359–383 ad, Roman emperor (367–383): ruled with his father Valentinian I (367–375); ruled the Western Roman Empire with his brother Valentinian II (375-83); appointed Theodosius I emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (379)
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