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/Italian orˈsiːni/
an Italian aristocratic family that was prominent in Rome from the 12th to the 18th century
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  • orsini was the name of the assassin who attempted the life of Napoleon in.

    Legends August Strindberg
  • And Manuel of orsini was not an exception to the general rule.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • She commissioned him to paint some pictures for her to send as a present to her own family, the orsini of Rome.

  • The Cardinal orsini is too young, and we must not yield to the clamor of the Romans.

  • An orsini might be as bad in Pisa as a Visconti, so we might as well send some of our own people to be on the spot.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • To meet him advanced now the three orsini and Vitellozzo Vitelli.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • As their horses trotted across the field, Simon observed orsini's gaze traveling coldly over the bodies of the fallen Romans.

  • It was enclosed in a marble pluteus by Cardinal orsini, in 1438.

    Pagan and Christian Rome Rodolfo Lanciani
  • Count orsini was not quite sure that he himself saw the joke, so he only smiled becomingly and showed his teeth.

  • One Colonna cuts me the throat of orsini's baker—it is for our good!

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton

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