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Au·gus·tus

 (ô-gŭs′təs) 63 bc-ad 14.
First emperor of Rome (27 bc-ad 14) and grandnephew of Julius Caesar. Born Gaius Octavius, he took the name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus—often referred to simply as Octavian in English texts—in 44 after Caesar's assassination. He defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 and subsequently gained control over Rome and its extensive territories. In 27 he was named emperor and given the honorary title Augustus.

Augustus

(ɔːˈɡʌstəs)
n
(Biography) original name Gaius Octavianus; after his adoption by Julius Caesar (44 bc) known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. 63 bc–14 ad, Roman statesman, a member of the second triumvirate (43 bc). After defeating Mark Antony at Actium (31 bc), he became first emperor of Rome, adopting the title Augustus (27 bc)

Au•gus•tus

(ɔˈgʌs təs, əˈgʌs-)

n.
1. Also called Octavian (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Augustus Caesar), 63 B.C. – A.D. 14, first Roman emperor 27 B.C. – A.D. 14: heir and successor to Julius Caesar.
2. a title of office given to rulers of the Roman Republic after Octavianus.

Augustus

A Roman title of honor awarded to Octavian and subsequently adopted as a name as well as a title.
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We were interrupted in the delightfull Employment by the entrance of Augustus, (Edward's freind) who was just returned from a solitary ramble.
Never did I see such an affecting Scene as was the meeting of Edward and Augustus.
Now the Princess came walking past with all her ladies-in- waiting, and when she heard the tune she stood still and her face beamed with joy, for she also could play 'Where is Augustus dear?
He'd put it into the mouths of any of them, though he preferred Augustus, a big, good-natured beast who could always be depended upon.
He was in a particularly vicious mood, and he kept the lions stirred up till they were all snarling, that is, all of them except old Augustus, and he was just too fat and lazy and old to get stirred up over anything.
And little Augustus Pelham said to me, 'It's the younger generation knocking at the door,' and I said to him, 'Oh, but the younger generation comes in without knocking, Mr.
But I don't know what's come over me--I actually had to ask Augustus the name of the lady Hamlet was in love with, as you were out, Katharine, and Heaven knows what he mayn't put down about me in his diary.
Augustus Caesar died in a compliment; Livia, conjugii nostri memor, vive et vale.
Marshall went straight down the street to the side door of Augustus Palmer's barber shop.
The old lady with the high nose assented; but added that if Augustus Stiltstalking had in a general way ordered the cavalry out with instructions to charge, she thought the country would have been preserved.
Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Fred- erick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland.
But, beautiful as it has been preserved in growing old, it is difficult not to sigh, not to wax indignant, before the numberless degradations and mutilations which time and men have both caused the venerable monument to suffer, without respect for Charlemagne, who laid its first stone, or for Philip Augustus, who laid the last.