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Pombal

/ pomˈbal /

noun

  1. Pombal, Marquês de16991782MPortuguesePOLITICS: statesman Marquês de (mərkeʃ ˈdəː). title of Sebastiâo José de Carvalho e Mello. 1699–1782, Portuguese statesman, who dominated Portuguese government from 1750 to 1777 and instituted many administrative and economic reforms


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Portugal, under the administration of the Marquis de Pombal, broke some of the shackles by which she was held to England.

When Pombal took the reins of power into his own hands, virtue and learning beamed bright within the college walls.

Pombal was exactly the tool these sappers of every public and private virtue wanted.

Had my hands been free I should have flown at his throat, for it was none other than de Pombal.

Towards the (p. 041) afternoon we found the enemy in force, on the plain in front of Pombal, where we exchanged some shots.

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