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Rojas

[roh-hahs; Spanish raw-hahs] /ˈroʊ hɑs; Spanish ˈrɔ hɑs/
noun
1.
Fernando de
[fer-nahn-daw th e] /fɛrˈnɑn dɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
c1475–1541? Spanish writer.
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Contemporary Examples
  • Toned and tattooed, Rojas gives classes that are often packed with women hoping to get some hands-on instruction.

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  • I'm not the only one who watched the reunion of Rojas and his mistress, Susana Valenzuela, with mixed emotions.

Historical Examples
  • To the three women Rojas had been more than husband or father.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • To the women the thought that Rojas might become president was intolerable.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • “I have found an underground passage into the cell of General Rojas,” he said.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • I did not understand,” he said, “that you knew the Rojas family?

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • General Rojas straightened as suddenly as though Roddy had struck at him.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • Like one suddenly bereft of strength, General Rojas had sunk into his chair.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • But General Rojas, embittered by past experience, did not confide in him, did not trust him.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • We of the Rojas faction are as ignorant of his plans as we hope he is of ours.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis

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