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Octavian scrambled hastily over the pigsty wall to her rescue, and at once found himself in a quagmire that engulfed his feet.The Toys of Peace|Saki
Then his proxy, Octavian, comes with the silver rose to make the preliminary arrangements for his "cousin," Baron von Lerchenan.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
Octavian took out his watch: it marked the hour of midnight.One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances|Théophile Gautier
As for Octavian, he was a very wise young man and he did not repeat the mistake of his famous uncle.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik Van Loon
Octavian Methodism was spared extravagances of this sort, it is true, but it paid a price for the immunity.The Damnation of Theron Ware|Harold Frederic
masc. proper name, from Latin, from Octavius, from octavus "eighth," from octo (see eight).
But although we find so marked differences in the use of the numerals as names, it is impossible to believe that this use did not arise in the same way for all; that is, that they were at first used to distinguish children by the order of birth. But when we find them as praenomina in historical times it is evident that they no longer referred to order of birth. [George Davis Chase, "The Origin of Roman Praenomina," "Harvard Studies in Classical Philology," 1897]