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Octavius

[ok-tey-vee-uh s] /ɒkˈteɪ vi əs/
noun
1.
a male given name.
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  • Mr. Octavius Clarke would be glad to speak with Mr. Elliston.

    The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle
  • There was a man of the name of Octavius, suspected to be of African descent.

  • Edmund, the tribunes, Iago, and (in this play) Octavius Cæsar are such souls.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Cæsar had provided that Octavius should be his successor—this will must be respected.

  • There was an edge to her words the sharpness of which was felt by Octavius on the front seat.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • Octavius Buzzby swallowed hard once, twice; but he gave him no reply.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • In her despair Aileen went to Octavius; but he gave her cold comfort.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • Octavius smiled at the sudden little flurry; he was used to them.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • She laughed as she spoke, but the laugh was not a pleasant one; it roused Octavius.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • Octavius saw by that one movement that she had regained her usual control.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller

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