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Farnese

[fahr-ne-ze]
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noun
  1. A·les·san·dro [ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/, Duke of Parma,1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat.
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Examples from the Web for farnese

Historical Examples

  • To Farnese, Charles V was a sleeping dog it was as well to leave sleeping.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Under the archway they rode, Farnese at the head of the cavalcade.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • And whilst you have grown weak, Farnese has been growing strong.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Farnese rose with a horrible oath, and every one of his gentlemen with him.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The Farnese succeeded in something of the kind, the Caraffa were ruined.


British Dictionary definitions for farnese

Farnese

noun
  1. Alesandro (alesˈsandro). original name of Pope Paul IIISee also Paul III
  2. Alessandro, duke of Parma and Piacenza. 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat in the service of Philip II of Spain. As governor of the Netherlands (1578–92), he successfully suppressed revolts against Spanish rule
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