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 (kăr′ə-līn′, -lĭn)
Relating to the life and times of Charles I or Charles II of England.

[Medieval Latin Carolīnus, from Carolus, Charles.]


(ˈkærəˌlaɪn) or


1. (Historical Terms) Also called: Carolinian characteristic of or relating to Charles I or Charles II, kings of England, Scotland, and Ireland, the society over which they ruled, or their government
2. of or relating to any other king called Charles


(ˈkær əˌlaɪn, -lɪn)

of or pertaining to Charles I or Charles II of England or their times.
[1645–55; < Medieval Latin Carolīnus=Carol(us) Charles + -īnus -ine1]
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Adj.1.Caroline - of or relating to the life and times of kings Charles I or Charles II of England
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Gerald Arbuthnot Farquhar, Butler Francis, Footman Lady Hunstanton Lady Caroline Pontefract Lady Stutfield Mrs.
Montague Lady Hunstanton, Miss Rose Leclercq Lady Caroline Pontefract, Miss Le Thiere Lady Stutfield, Miss Blanche Horlock Mrs.
Cousin Caroline was a lady of very imposing height and circumference, but in spite of her size and her handsome trappings, there was something exposed and unsheltered in her expression, as if for many summers her thin red skin and hooked nose and reduplication of chins, so much resembling the profile of a cockatoo, had been bared to the weather; she was, indeed, a single lady; but she had, it was the habit to say, "made a life for herself," and was thus entitled to be heard with respect.
He has written an absurd perverted letter, all quotations," Cousin Caroline puffed.
I therefore considered of going to Caroline, which is the only southern colony of the English on the continent of America, and hither I proposed to go; and the rather because I might with great ease come from thence at any time, when it might be proper to inquire after my mother's effects, and to make myself known enough to demand them.
With this resolution I proposed to my husband our going away from where we was, and carrying all our effects with us to Caroline, where we resolved to settle; for my husband readily agreed to the first part, viz.
Their names I knew afterwards, and may as well mention now; they were Eulalie, Hortense, Caroline.
But Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mould, and her courage rose to support her in her adversity.
Two years after this event Caroline became his wife.
She and her sisters-in-law, Miss Louisa Jane and Miss Caroline, were very kind to us.
Caroline and I do not forget our duty--what is my duty is Caroline's, as we have often said together--and with your approval and consent, father, we will devote ourselves to making your life agreeable.
Duchesse de Berri = Marie Caroline (1798-1870), wife of Charles Ferdinand of Artois, Duke of Berry, second son of King Charles X; femme de chambre = lady's maid}

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