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Sarmiento

[sahr-myen-taw] /sɑrˈmyɛn tɔ/
noun
1.
Domingo Faustino
[daw-meeng-gaw fous-tee-naw] /dɔˈmiŋ gɔ faʊsˈti nɔ/ (Show IPA),
1811–88, Argentine writer, educator, and political leader: president 1868–74.

General Sarmiento

[jen-er-uh l sahr-myen-toh-, -mee-en-; Spanish he-ne-rahl sahr-myen-taw] /ˈdʒɛn ər əl sɑrˈmyɛn toʊ , -miˈɛn-; Spanish hɛ nɛˈrɑl sɑrˈmyɛn tɔ/
noun
1.
a city in E Argentina, a suburb of Buenos Aires.
Also called Sarmiento.
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  • At that place Sarmiento had founded the colony of Philippeville in 1581.

  • The influence of Mitre had waned, and in 1868 Sarmiento was quietly elected in his place.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • The era of modern Argentina is inaugurated by the Presidency of Sarmiento in 1868.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • Sarmiento, the "schoolmaster president," succeeded Mitre in 1868.

  • He faced Sarmiento, and the latter stopped when he saw Grahame's frown.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • Sarmiento had some connection with Grahame and his friends; perhaps they had spoken of him.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • Sarmiento smiled meaningly as he added: "It looks as if he could be trusted."

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • But Sarmiento, the Spanish ambassador, had the exact measure of James.

    Great Ralegh Hugh De Selincourt
  • "On the pavement outside the casa Sarmiento," Walthew answered with some embarrassment.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • He found that Sarmiento was out, and none of the hotel servants knew where he had gone.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss

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