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Leonidas

[lee-on-i-duh s] /liˈɒn ɪ dəs/
noun
1.
died 480 b.c, Greek hero: king of Sparta 489?–480.
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  • It's a great pity, Leonidas, that we didn't count the Yankees before the war was started.

    The Tree of Appomattox Joseph A. Altsheler
  • She had a brother, named Leonidas, who warmly espoused her cause.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • Thanks, Leonidas, you and I have always had a proper conception of the worth of each other.

    The Shades of the Wilderness Joseph A. Altsheler
  • There were present Mr. and Mrs. Force, Leonidas and Mrs. Anglesea.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • One of their kings was named Leonidas; but he was in no way like his great namesake, the king who had fallen at Thermopylæ.

    The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
  • Mr. Force and Leonidas entered soon after, and only in time for dinner.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • You must forget all this youthful folly, and think of Leonidas Force only as a cousin.

    Her Mother's Secret Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • "And look what he gets," says Leonidas, wavin' his hand at the push.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • This behaviour had made the people suspect his nephew of being dishonest in his reforms, and they had sent to recall Leonidas.

  • It would have done me good to have said so, but Leonidas didn't look at it in that way.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for Leonidas

Leonidas

/lɪˈɒnɪˌdæs/
noun
1.
died 480 bc, king of Sparta (?490–480), hero of the Battle of Thermopylae, in which he was killed by the Persians under Xerxes
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