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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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March smiled, as if well pleased, and Jo clapped her hands, exclaiming, with a laugh, "You are almost equal to Caroline Percy, who was a pattern of prudence
Here Reposes in God, Caroline de Clery, a Religieuse
Such was his joy, and that of his wife, that nothing they could do for Caroline during her confinement was too good, or too hard, to be done.
They were all pretty, and Miss Caroline was very handsome; but there was a loving, cheerful, fireside quality in Sophy's bright looks, which was better than that, and which assured me that my friend had chosen well.
May 8th, we were still crossing Cape Hatteras, at the height of the North Caroline.
Gerald Arbuthnot Farquhar, Butler Francis, Footman Lady Hunstanton Lady Caroline Pontefract Lady Stutfield Mrs.
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}
Their names I knew afterwards, and may as well mention now; they were Eulalie, Hortense, Caroline.
Siddons was, or Queen Caroline, or the famous Lady Hamilton, for it seemed to me that she belonged to a generation as extinct.
As they drove on the fragment of an old manor house of Caroline date rose against the sky, and was in due course passed and left behind.
and, cousin John, she softened poor Caroline, the eldest one, so much and was so thoughtful for me and so amiable
The Pavlograds held feast after feast, celebrating awards they had received for the campaign, and made expeditions to Olmutz to visit a certain Caroline the Hungarian, who had recently opened a restaurant there with girls as waitresses.

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