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[chen-chee] /ˈtʃɛn tʃi/
[be-ah-tree-che] /ˌbɛ ɑˈtri tʃɛ/ (Show IPA),
1577–1599, Italian parricide whose life is the subject of various novels and poems.

Cenci, The

[chen-chee] /ˈtʃɛn tʃi/
a verse tragedy (1819) by Shelley. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the lane opposite, the Palace of the Cenci can best be seen; this part has not been restored.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • "It is the finest thing since the portrait of the Cenci," said the noble patron.

    Lothair Benjamin Disraeli
  • Another American lady, the wife of Prince Cenci, who is of the same family as the lady with the turban.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • "The Cenci" is austere; for Shelley, it is athletically economical.

    The Critical Game John Albert Macy
  • The Cenci is a work of art; it is not coloured by my feelings, nor obscured by my metaphysics.

    Shelley John Addington Symonds
  • I received a copy of the Cenci, as from yourself, from Hunt.

  • In Cenciaja Mr. Browning throws light on the tragic events of the Cenci story.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • The sense in which Shelley intends to apply it to The Cenci may admit of some doubt.

    Adonais Shelley
  • Cenci, The, a Roman family celebrated for their crimes and misfortunes as well as their wealth.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • The Cenci have become extinct in the male line and the name is carried on by a distant branch as Cenci-Bolognetti.

    Rome Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

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