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[lah-vah-ye-hah] /ˌlɑ vɑˈyɛ hɑ/
Juan Antonio
[hwahn ahn-taw-nyaw] /ʰwɑn ɑnˈtɔ nyɔ/ (Show IPA),
1784–1853, Uruguayan revolutionary: leader in war of independence against Brazil 1825. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lending support to Lavalleja, he sent a force of three hundred men across the river.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The Lavalleja colony was founded in a field of government land, and occupied by many native families.

  • The first legislative act of the National Assembly came as a bitter blow to Lavalleja.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Determined to inflict a first decisive blow, Lavalleja led his men onwards to the attack.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • The Constituent Assembly, which soon met and framed a paper constitution, was controlled by Lavalleja's partisans.

  • Thus ere Lavalleja's expedition had succeeded in crossing the stream there had been moments of wild bustle in Dolores.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • He promptly deserted and was at once associated with Lavalleja in the command.

  • In short, Lavalleja became a dictator of the most arbitrary type from the very beginning of his authority.

    Uruguay W. H. Koebel
  • Jealousies and quarrels had meantime broken out between Lavalleja and Rivera.

  • Lavalleja advanced to the south, calling the population to arms, while the northern detachments rose in response to Rivera.

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