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Marius

[mair-ee-uh s, mar-] /ˈmɛər i əs, ˈmær-/
noun
1.
Gaius, c155–86 b.c, Roman general and consul: opponent of Lucius Cornelius Sulla.
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  • Of course, I remember her, my dear; she was here two seasons back—how long Marius is!

    The Rake's Progress Marjorie Bowen
  • Marius's heart sank within him, as sinks a stone through water.

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • Marius post bellum Numidicum iterum cnsul cretus bellumque e contr Cimbrs3 et Teutons dcrtum est.

    Selections from Viri Romae Charles Franois L'Homond
  • "To ward off possible traitors," she told him, and Marius smiled and wagged his head.

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • A feeling of pity for mademoiselle—perhaps of no more than decency—now overcame Marius.

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Marius

/ˈmɛərɪəs; ˈmærɪəs/
noun
1.
Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs). ?155–86 bc, Roman general and consul. He defeated Jugurtha, the Cimbri, and the Teutons (107–101), but his rivalry with Sulla caused civil war (88). He was exiled but returned (87) and took Rome
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Word Origin and History for Marius

masc. proper name, from Latin Marius, name of a Roman gens.

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