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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROMAN

To the Roman, the scenic and histrionic were the vital features of a production.

At any rate, we have ample evidence of the turbulence of the early Roman audience.

What is to be said about the Roman Catholic view, and what is it called?

I ought, of course, to fling myself into the chasm like that Roman fellow; but, hang it!

The shells from the French artillery on the Roman Road are crashing into the wood.

An ancient Roman who in the blood of his country stained nothing but his hands.

Often Roman emperors carried off some of her statues to make Rome beautiful.

The Roman had soon found that his young Greek slave was a painter.

This is the ruin of the temple of Jupiter, the great Roman god.

The Greek had found that this solemn, frowning Roman was really a kind man.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English, from Latin Romanus "of Rome, Roman," from Roma "Rome" (see Rome). The adjective is c.1300, from Old French Romain. The Old English adjective was romanisc, which yielded Middle English Romanisshe.

As a type of numeral (usually contrasted to Arabic) it is attested from 1728; as a type of lettering (based on the upright style typical of Roman inscriptions, contrasted to Gothic, or black letter, and italic) it is recorded from 1510s. Roman nose is from 1620s. Roman candle as a type of fireworks is recorded from 1834. Roman Catholic is attested from c.1600, a conciliatory formation from the time of the Spanish Match, replacing Romanist, Romish which by that time had the taint of insult in Protestant England.

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