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Alvarado

[ahl-vah-rah-th aw] /ˌɑl vɑˈrɑ ðɔ/
noun
1.
Alonso de
[ah-lawn-saw th e] /ɑˈlɔn sɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
c1490–1554, Spanish soldier in the conquests of Mexico and Peru: governor of Cuzco 1552?–54.
2.
Pedro de
[pe-th raw th e] /ˈpɛ ðrɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA),
1495–1541, Spanish soldier: chief aide of Cortés in conquest of Mexico; governor of Guatemala 1530–34.
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  • Alvarado was alone, and had to meet the crisis on his own responsibility.

    The Spanish Pioneers Charles F. Lummis
  • Alvarado was alone, undisturbed, forgotten, and likely to remain so.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • Now, Alvarado was not the man to let the cry of a comrade go unheeded.

    The Fair God Lew Wallace
  • Alvarado's hand went to his belt, he unclasped it and threw it aside.

    Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • There stood Alvarado unhorsed and battling, with the savages pressing upon his rear.

    Mexico Charles Reginald Enock

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