Lusitania


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Lu·si·ta·ni·a

 (lo͞o′sĭ-tā′nē-ə)
An ancient region and Roman province of the Iberian Peninsula. It corresponded roughly to modern-day Portugal.

Lu′si·ta′ni·an adj. & n.
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Lusitania

(ˌluːsɪˈteɪnɪə)
n
(Placename) an ancient region of the W Iberian Peninsula: a Roman province from 27 bc to the late 4th century ad; corresponds to most of present-day Portugal and the Spanish provinces of Salamanca and Cáceres
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Lu•si•ta•ni•a

(ˌlu sɪˈteɪ ni ə)

n.
an ancient region and Roman province in the Iberian Peninsula, corresponding generally to modern Portugal.
Lu`si•ta′ni•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Lusitania - ancient region and Roman province on the Iberian Peninsula; corresponds roughly to modern Portugal and parts of Spain
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
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There was a little murmur of regret amongst the five hundred and eighty-seven saloon passengers on board the steamship Lusitania, mingled, perhaps, with a few expressions of a more violent character.
"That the Lusitania did not land her passengers this evening."
Hamilton Fynes held out a letter which he had produced from his breast pocket, and which was, in appearance, very similar to the one which he had presented, a short time ago, to the captain of the Lusitania.
His manner underwent at once a complete change, very much as the manner of the captain of the Lusitania had done.
Lusitania had a Viriatus, Rome a Caesar, Carthage a Hannibal, Greece an Alexander, Castile a Count Fernan Gonzalez, Valencia a Cid, Andalusia a Gonzalo Fernandez, Estremadura a Diego Garcia de Paredes, Jerez a Garci Perez de Vargas, Toledo a Garcilaso, Seville a Don Manuel de Leon, to read of whose valiant deeds will entertain and instruct the loftiest minds and fill them with delight and wonder.
Or perhaps a submarine cable has been sat upon by the Lusitania and flattened to death.
Julian boarded the Cunard luxury liner, Lusitania, in New York.
THE wreck of the famous Lusitania has been gifted to an Irish museum.
his subject being the tragic demise of the ill fated ocean liner the Lusitania.
Avis Dolphin is sailing to England on the Lusitania. War is raging in Europe, and German U-boats are a real threat.
On Friday, May 7, 1915, at approximately 2:10 in the afternoon local time, 30 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Ireland and within what the German government had declared to be a war zone, the submarine U-20 fired a torpedo toward the Cunard Liner, Lusitania. The torpedo hit the Lusitania's hull and exploded.