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Marius

[mair-ee-uh s, mar-] /ˈmɛər i əs, ˈmær-/
noun
1.
Gaius, c155–86 b.c, Roman general and consul: opponent of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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  • "Stand up," he commanded, and Marius very readily obeyed him.

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  • Marius obeyed him, and the men obeyed Marius, and vanished into the gloom of the archway.

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  • "There is a droll arrogance about you, Marius," she told him, quietly.

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  • "To ward off possible traitors," she told him, and Marius smiled and wagged his head.

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  • Marius, for all his affected disdain of it, viewed it with a certain respect.

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Marius

/ˈmɛərɪəs; ˈmærɪəs/
noun
1.
Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?155–86 bc, Roman general and consul. He defeated Jugurtha, the Cimbri, and the Teutons (107–101), but his rivalry with Sulla caused civil war (88). He was exiled but returned (87) and took Rome
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Word Origin and History for Marius

masc. proper name, from Latin Marius, name of a Roman gens.

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