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[maht-tsee-nee, mahd-dzee-; English mat-see-nee, mad-zee-] /mɑtˈtsi ni, mɑdˈdzi-; English mætˈsi ni, mædˈzi-/
[joo-zep-pe] /dʒuˈzɛp pɛ/ (Show IPA),
1805–72, Italian patriot and revolutionary.
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[mat-see-nee-uh n, mad-zee‐] /mætˈsi ni ən, mædˈzi‐/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • At this stage, however, Mazzini was hardly looking to the slow results of political education.

    The Life of Mazzini Bolton King
  • Mazzini is said to have been “the life and the soul” of this defence.

    Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting
  • He sought after rapture both in politics and poetry, and he took as his masters Mazzini in the one and Victor Hugo in the other.

    Old and New Masters Robert Lynd
  • Mazzini had no confidence in princes and treaties and foreign aid.

  • To men like Mazzini failure is apt to seem more heroic than success, and the war of 1859 did close the period of failure.

    The Liberation of Italy Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • In politics, her judgment, as displayed in the letters to Mazzini, was profound.

    Mauprat George Sand
  • Mazzini's Italian was such as only an Italian could speak, and Cavour would know it.

  • Between the King of Naples and Mazzini, he for one did not hesitate.

  • Happiness implies a definition of happiness, and therefore an ideal; and that ideal may be as high as was Mazzini's own.

    The Life of Mazzini Bolton King
  • Mazzini's ambition was not, and has not yet been realised, regarding Italy.

    Indian Home Rule M. K. Gandhi
British Dictionary definitions for Mazzini


/Italian matˈtsiːni/
Giuseppe (dʒuˈzɛppe). 1805–72, Italian nationalist. In 1831, in exile, he established the Young Italy association in Marseille, which sought to unite Italy as a republic. In 1849 he was one of the triumvirate that ruled the short-lived Roman republic
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