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Santa Anna

[sahn-tah ah-nah; English san-tuh an-uh] /ˈsɑn tɑ ˈɑ nɑ; English ˈsæn tə ˈæn ə/
noun
1.
Antonio López de
[ahn-taw-nyaw law-pes th e] /ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ ˈlɔ pɛs ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
1795?–1876, Mexican general and revolutionist: dictator 1844–45; president 1833–35, 1853–55.
Also, Santa Ana.
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  • Santa Anna's command comprised at least twenty thousand Mexicans.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • Small wonder was it that Santa Anna was often termed the Mexican butcher.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • Again Houston looked at him, a look that made Santa Anna quail.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • "I am besieged by a thousand or more of Mexicans, under Santa Anna," he wrote.

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • What if Santa Anna storms the place some night, with several thousand men?

    For the Liberty of Texas Edward Stratemeyer
  • Five Texans who had hidden themselves were taken before Santa Anna.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • But these banished Mexicans being enemies of Santa Anna it was after all not so unnatural.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • Santa Anna could have given a close guess at what the exceptional something was.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • And with altogether a different air did Santa Anna take them up for examination.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • Whether Santa Anna guessed it, or not, could not be told by his looks.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid

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