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[sahr-dis] /ˈsɑr dɪs/
an ancient city in W Asia Minor: the capital of ancient Lydia.
Also, Sardes
[sahr-deez] /ˈsɑr diz/ (Show IPA)
Also called Tarne.
Related forms
[sahr-dee-uh n] /ˈsɑr di ən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Sardis
Historical Examples
  • But Agesilaus was as good as his word, and at once invaded the district of Sardis.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • The twelfth satrapy, known as the satrapy of Sardis, or of Lydia.

  • It is the 'few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren
  • He doant find the klime-it here as healthy as it is in Sardis.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • The feeling in Sardis against him is strong, and they are hardly willing to do him justice.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • He formed his resolution: He would stay in Sardis, and recover his honor where he had lost it.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • I wish to have Oretes, the governor of Sardis, brought to me, dead or alive.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • They brought this sister with them to Sardis when Darius was there.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • They had now come 93 days' march from Ephesus, or 90 from Sardis.

  • Would you not immensely like at the last day to be one of those some in Sardis?

British Dictionary definitions for Sardis


an ancient city of W Asia Minor: capital of Lydia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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