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Marcellus

[mahr-sel-uh s] /mɑrˈsɛl əs/
noun
1.
Marcus Claudius, 268?–208 b.c, Roman general and consul.

Marcellus I

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 309, pope 308–309.

Marcellus II

noun
1.
(Marcello Cervini) 1501–55, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1555.

Ali

[ah-lee, ah-lee for 1–4; ah-lee for 5] /ˈɑ li, ɑˈli for 1–4; ɑˈli for 5/
noun
1.
(ʿAlī ibn-abu-Talib"the Lion of God") a.d. c600–661, Arab caliph (cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad).
3.
Mohammed, 1909–63, Pakistani statesman and diplomat.
5.
Muhammad (Cassius (Marcellus) Clay, Jr) 1942–2016, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1964–67, 1974–78, 1978–79.
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  • Marcellus didn't have any relations, as far as anybody knows, and neither did his wife.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • You know as well as I do that Marcellus didn't want to see us.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • That's the only time Marcellus laughed while we was inside that house.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Occasionally, but very rarely, she had eaten Sunday dinner with Marcellus.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I did think there wasn't anything I wouldn't do for Marcellus.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • First that chair, and then that will and letter of Marcellus's, and then this.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • You said this morning that maybe Marcellus was alongside of us today.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Why—why whether we're goin' to say yes or no to what Marcellus asked us in that letter.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He says he can't wait much longer for an answer from us about Marcellus's girl.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Besides, Marcellus was kind and generous enough to us in the old days.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Marcellus

Marcellus

/mɑːˈsɛləs/
noun
1.
Marcus Claudius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈklɔːdɪəs). ?268–208 bc, Roman general and consul, who captured Syracuse (212) in the Second Punic War

Ali

/ˈɑːliː/
noun
1.
?600–661 ad, fourth caliph of Islam (656–61 ad), considered the first caliph by the Shiites: cousin and son-in-law of Mohammed
2.
3.
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Word Origin and History for Marcellus

masc. proper name, Latin, diminutive of Marcus.

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