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Vespasian

[ve-spey-zhuh n, -zhee-uh n] /vɛˈspeɪ ʒən, -ʒi ən/
noun
1.
(Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) a.d. 9–79, Roman emperor 70–79.
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  • Vespasian undertook a third, which was burnt about the time of his death.

  • On the following day Vespasian himself, with his whole army, arrived there.

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  • Vespasian prepared for the assault, which was to take place at daybreak.

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  • You may be sure that Vespasian would have avenged his blood upon all the people.

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  • Vespasian had encountered no resistance, on his march down to Ptolemais.

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  • While Vespasian was directing the attack, he was struck by a javelin in the heel.

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  • Vespasian sent Trajan, with two thousand foot and a thousand horse, against it.

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  • "It may be that they have spared him, to grace Vespasian's triumph, at Rome," John said.

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  • Vespasian, himself, was not greatly affected by the prophecy.

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  • Vespasian sent Titus, with six hundred chosen horse, to disperse them.

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Vespasian

/vɛsˈpeɪʒɪən/
noun
1.
Latin name Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus. 9–79 ad, Roman emperor (69–79), who consolidated Roman rule, esp in Britain and Germany. He began the building of the Colosseum
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