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Vespasian

[ve-spey-zhuh n, -zhee-uh n] /vɛˈspeɪ ʒən, -ʒi ən/
noun
1.
(Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus) a.d. 9–79, Roman emperor 70–79.
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  • When his steward asked how he would have the sum entered in his accounts, he replied: "For Vespasian's being seduced."

    Roman Women Alfred Brittain
  • Vespasian had encountered no resistance, on his march down to Ptolemais.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • Vespasian has the round and smooth, double-chinned face of the chief clerk of a commercial or banking establishment.

  • While Vespasian was directing the attack, he was struck by a javelin in the heel.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • In the reign of Vespasian, however, it underwent the same fortune as the other states of Greece.

  • Vespasian sent Trajan, with two thousand foot and a thousand horse, against it.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • Vespasian would have insisted on pouring out the tea, under like circumstances.

    A Likely Story William De Morgan
  • Vespasian prepared for the assault, which was to take place at daybreak.

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  • Vespasian had abolished this custom, which flourished, especially under Claudius, even during the civil war.

  • Vespasian, himself, was not greatly affected by the prophecy.

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Vespasian

/vɛsˈpeɪʒɪən/
noun
1.
Latin name Titus Flavius Sabinus Vespasianus. 9–79 ad, Roman emperor (69–79), who consolidated Roman rule, esp in Britain and Germany. He began the building of the Colosseum
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