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Pom·pey

 (pŏm′pē) Originally Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. 106-48 bc.
Roman general and political leader. With Caesar and Crassus he formed a ruling triumvirate (60-53) but was later defeated by Caesar and murdered in Egypt.

Pompey

(ˈpɒmpɪ)
n
(Placename) an informal name for Portsmouth

Pompey

(ˈpɒmpɪ)
n
(Biography) called Pompey the Great; Latin name Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. 106–48 bc, Roman general and statesman; a member with Caesar and Crassus of the first triumvirate (60). He later quarrelled with Caesar, who defeated him at Pharsalus (48). He fled to Egypt and was murdered

Pom•pey

(ˈpɒm pi)

n.
(Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus) ( “the Great” ) 106–48 B.C., Roman general and statesman.
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Noun1.Pompey - Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)Pompey - Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
2.Pompey - a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base
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Translations

Pompey

[ˈpɒmpɪ] NPompeyo

Pompey

nPompejus m

Pompey

[ˈpɒmpɪ] n Pompey the GreatPompeo Magno
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The beginning of the most materialistic age in the history of the world, when wars would be fought without patrio- tism, when men would forget God and only pay attention to moral standards, when the will to power would replace the will to serve and beauty would be well-nigh forgotten in the terrible headlong rush of mankind toward the acquiring of possessions, was telling its story to Jesse the man of God as it was to the men about him.
The passion that awoke in him that day, when he saw her at the gate, swept along like an avalanche, or like a prairie fire, or like anything that drives headlong over all obstacles.
The foremost Indian bounded like a stricken deer, and fell headlong among the clefts of the island.
There is one end of the room where it is almost intact, and there, when the crosslights fade and the low sun shines directly upon it, I can almost fancy radiation after all,--the interminable grotesques seem to form around a common centre and rush off in headlong plunges of equal distraction.
A wider scope of view, and a deeper insight, may see rank, dignity, and station, all proved illusory, so far as regards their claim to human reverence, and yet not feel as if the universe were thereby tumbled headlong into chaos.
They had now reached the road which turns off to Sleepy Hollow; but Gunpowder, who seemed possessed with a demon, instead of keeping up it, made an opposite turn, and plunged headlong down hill to the left.
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cried Captain Mayhew; thou must either-- But that instant a headlong wave shot the boat far ahead, and its seethings drowned all speech.
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When horses and vehicles began to move along the highway, with that alert perception peculiar to a state of excitement, and which seems to be a sort of inspiration, she became aware that her headlong pace and distracted air might bring on her remark and suspicion.
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