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Orsini

noun
  1. an Italian aristocratic family that was prominent in Rome from the 12th to the 18th century
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Examples from the Web for orsini

Historical Examples

  • To meet him advanced now the three Orsini and Vitellozzo Vitelli.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia

    Raphael Sabatini

  • It was enclosed in a marble pluteus by Cardinal Orsini, in 1438.

    Pagan and Christian Rome

    Rodolfo Lanciani

  • It, therefore, appears that the anonymous Orsini was not Giulia Farnese.

    Lucretia Borgia

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • In a few minutes the Marquis of Orsini was led into the judgment-hall.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • And Manuel of Orsini was not an exception to the general rule.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

    George W. M. Reynolds