[mair-ee-uh s, mar-]
- Gaius,c155–86 b.c., Roman general and consul: opponent of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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Examples from the Web for marius
Last Sunday Marius, a 2-year-old giraffe, was slaughtered at the Copenhagen Zoo.
Over the span of his tragically short life, we doubt young Marius ever imagined a sobbing Kirstie Alley tweeting on his behalf.
He posted two tweets about Marius, raging against the zoo's breeding practices and paying tribute to the young giraffe.
Unfortunately, Marius' death sparked a lesser tragedy: Axl Rose's Twitter reaction.
Ian Somerhalder wasn't the only genetically gifted celeb to speak out on Marius' behalf.
"Stand up," he commanded, and Marius very readily obeyed him.
Marius obeyed him, and the men obeyed Marius, and vanished into the gloom of the archway.
"There is a droll arrogance about you, Marius," she told him, quietly.
"To ward off possible traitors," she told him, and Marius smiled and wagged his head.
Marius, for all his affected disdain of it, viewed it with a certain respect.
- Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?155–86 bc, Roman general and consul. He defeated Jugurtha, the Cimbri, and the Teutons (107–101), but his rivalry with Sulla caused civil war (88). He was exiled but returned (87) and took Rome
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Word Origin and History for marius
masc. proper name, from Latin Marius, name of a Roman gens.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper