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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.
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[sahr-dee-uh n] /ˈsɑr di ən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then, marching southward, he took the cities of Sardis and Ephesus without striking another blow.

    The Story of the Greeks H. A. Guerber
  • It is the 'few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments.'

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • In gratitude Crœsus invited him to Sardis, led him into the treasure-chamber, and allowed him to take as much gold as he pleased.

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

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • But as soon as it was night he turned his army again upon Sardis, and attacked the city unexpectedly.

  • I wish to have Oretes, the governor of Sardis, brought to me, dead or alive.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • On the day that Margaret left Sardis, Roland began his preparations for descending the shaft.

    The Great Stone of Sardis Frank R. Stockton
  • They brought this sister with them to Sardis when Darius was there.

    Darius the Great Jacob Abbott
  • The old overland route continued eastward through Philadelphia and Sardis.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • They had now come 93 days' march from Ephesus, or 90 from 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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