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1680s, in reference to Roman emperors Antoninus Pius (ruled 138-161 C.E.) and Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (161-180).

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  • After seventeen days of unremitting labor, the Romans succeeded in raising their banks opposite the antonine tower.

  • The antonine way extends about a quarter of an hour's travel.

  • About three months ago M. Hubert went to Nice for antonine, where she lived after the death of her parents.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • This proconsul was antonine, who at that time had been appointed to the office by Adrian.

  • The last password given by the dying antonine to the officer of the watch was Æquanimitas.

  • I am going to take the children to their nurse, and I will return with antonine.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • I was promenading in this walk when I saw Mlle. antonine for the first time.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • Such was the age of antonine, and she had the charm and all the charms of that age.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue
  • But the city of God in which he wished to be was a city in which he would still live as 'a Roman and an antonine.'

    Outspoken Essays William Ralph Inge
  • I tell you again, my dear friend, wait for the confidences of antonine.

    Luxury-Gluttony: Eugne Sue

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