How could the producers have thought of making a roman epic in London in February?
It is not uncommon to see groups of clerics enjoying the gorgeous views of ancient roman ruins from the villa terrace.
That's when Pinto Molina, an ordained Baptist reverend, and Saboia, a roman Catholic, got out of the car and prayed.
The dress glimmered like a rare roman coin found buried in the dust.
How did it happen that the roman republic tore itself to pieces and then submitted to a military dictatorship?
The crowd at the morning audience of the great roman jurisconsult lessens.
Just how do I profit, please, if I butcher myself to make your roman holiday?
Then the roman, adding a word or two, closed with an obscene gesture.
The virtues were just the ones which the roman court did not show.
Bahram then strengthened his left, and, transferring himself to this part of the field, made an impression on the roman right.
Old English, from Latin Romanus "of Rome, Roman," from Roma "Rome" (see Rome). The adjective is c.1300, from Old French Romain. The Old English adjective was romanisc, which yielded Middle English Romanisshe.
As a type of numeral (usually contrasted to Arabic) it is attested from 1728; as a type of lettering (based on the upright style typical of Roman inscriptions, contrasted to Gothic, or black letter, and italic) it is recorded from 1510s. Roman nose is from 1620s. Roman candle as a type of fireworks is recorded from 1834. Roman Catholic is attested from c.1600, a conciliatory formation from the time of the Spanish Match, replacing Romanist, Romish which by that time had the taint of insult in Protestant England.
"a novel," 1765, from French roman, from Old French romanz (see romance (n.)); roman à clef, novel in which characters represent real persons, literally "novel with a key" (French), first attested in English 1893. And, for those who can't get enough of it, roman policier "a story of police detection" (1928).