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 (jo͞o′və-nəl) Originally Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ad 60?-140?
Roman satirist whose works denounced the corruption and extravagance of the privileged classes in Rome.


(Zoology) ornithol a variant spelling (esp US) of juvenile4


(Biography) Latin name Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ?60–?140 ad, Roman satirist. In his 16 verse satires, he denounced the vices of imperial Rome


(ˈdʒu və nl)

(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) A.D. c60–140, Roman satirical poet.
Ju•ve•na•li•an (ˌdʒu vəˈneɪ li ən) adj.
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Noun1.Juvenal - Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)Juvenal - Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
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He spends the whole day in settling whether Homer expressed himself correctly or not in such and such a line of the Iliad, whether Martial was indecent or not in such and such an epigram, whether such and such lines of Virgil are to be understood in this way or in that; in short, all his talk is of the works of these poets, and those of Horace, Perseus, Juvenal, and Tibullus; for of the moderns in our own language he makes no great account; but with all his seeming indifference to Spanish poetry, just now his thoughts are absorbed in making a gloss on four lines that have been sent him from Salamanca, which I suspect are for some poetical tournament.
Juvenal similarly speaks of `cruda senectus' (caused by gluttony).
Sir Robert Walpole, ruling the country with unscrupulous absolutism, had now put an end to the employment of literary men in public life, and though Johnson's poem 'London,' a satire on the city written in imitation of the Roman poet Juvenal and published in 1738, attracted much attention, he could do no better for a time than to become one of that undistinguished herd of hand-to-mouth and nearly starving Grub Street writers whom Pope was so contemptuously abusing and who chiefly depended on the despotic patronage of magazine publishers.
As the staff begin their summer holidays they may well wondering as Juvenal, the Roman poet put it "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Lawyer Juvenal Bizimana admitted sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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The Rwandan genocide began following the shooting down of a plane carrying former Rwandan President Juvenal Habyarimana, on April 6, 1994.
The violence began a day after a plane carrying then-Rwandan President, Juvenal Habyarimana, was shot down, killing all on board.
On April 6, 1994, the Hutu president of Rwanda, Juvenal Habyarimana, was killed along with the president of Burundi, Cyprien Ntaryamira, when their plane was apparently shot down near the Rwandan capital of Kigali; what followed was a 100-day genocide in Rwanda during which more than 500,000 minority Tutsis and moderate members of the Hutu majority were killed by Hutu extremists.
In the 100 days that followed the assassination of President Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994, it is estimated an average of six people were killed every minute of every hour of every day, while the international community failed to intervene.
She had a stall selling clothes for many years at the market, based then at Juvenal Street I think, and as a kid I used to love going along to "help" her.
Le joueur algerien, avec 472 minutes jouees en sept matchs, a inscrit le meme nombre de buts que le Sud-Africain Bernard Parker, l'Equato-Guineen Juvenal, le Senegalais Pape Cisse et l'Ivoirien Salomon Kalou.