Word usage examples
Notable let go his hold and yowled the same cry while his quarry fell like a log.
The youths he trained in the exercise of arms, and near his own person: to the damsels he gave a liberal and Roman education, and by bestowing them in marriage on some of his principal officers, gradually introduced between the two nations the closest and most endearing connections.
It was stipulated by the same treaty, that three royal youths, the sons of emperors, should be called to the hopes of the succession.
The youths of a promising genius were instructed in the arts and sciences, and their price was ascertained by the degree of their skill and talents.
He reminded the assembly of the evils which Rome had endured from the vices of headstrong and capricious youths, congratulated them on the election of a virtuous and experienced senator, and, with a manly, though perhaps a selfish, freedom, exhorted Tacitus to remember the reasons of his elevation, and to seek a successor, not in his own family, but in the republic.
The servile and profligate youths whom Marcus had banished, soon regained their station and influence about the new emperor.
The former tyrants, Caligula and Nero, Commodus, and Caracalla, were all dissolute and inexperienced youths, educated in the purple, and corrupted by the pride of empire, the luxury of Rome, and the perfidious voice of flattery.
An iniquitous sentence had been pronounced against some opulent youths of that country, the execution of which would have stripped them of far the greater part of their patrimony.
To be ever surrounded by a band of select youths was the pride and strength of the chiefs, their ornament in peace, their defence in war.
These fortunate youths were strangers, however, to that conscious superiority, either of birth or of merit, which can alone render the possession of a throne easy, and as it were natural.