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Artigas

[ahr-tee-gahs] /ɑrˈti gɑs/
noun
1.
José Gervasio
[haw-se her-vah-syaw] /hɔˈsɛ hɛrˈvɑ syɔ/ (Show IPA),
1764–1850, Uruguayan soldier and patriot.
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  • But on the frontier of Buenos Aires this army joined the popular movement, and fraternised with the barbaric hordes of Artigas.

    Ponce de Leon William Pilling
  • Whether any offering of any kind would have tempted Artigas is doubtful.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • But Artigas, contrary to the Director's expectation, failed to make the intended use of the gifts.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Notwithstanding his late check, Artigas still remained a power to be reckoned with.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The treaty once concluded, however, Artigas initiated a move that in itself proved the greatness of the man.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Arriving on the heels of his enemy at the point of hostilities, Artigas was not slow to act.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Artigas fled to Paraguay, where he fell into the clutches of Francia, never to escape.

  • Here the entire collection of Artigas's mixed forces made a stand.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The shaft is surmounted by a bust that represents Artigas himself.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The name of Artigas stands for that of the national hero of Uruguay.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
British Dictionary definitions for Artigas

Artigas

/ɑːˈtiːɡɑːs/
noun
1.
José Gervasio. 1764–1850, the national hero of Uruguay. He fought for Uruguayan independence from Argentina, but was driven into exile in 1820
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