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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.
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(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
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(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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That is, madam, as much as to say, `A rare bird upon the earth, and very like a black swan.' The verse is in Juvenal. But to return to what I was relating.
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).
Isaac, like the enriched traveller of Juvenal's tenth satire, had ever the fear of robbery before his eyes, conscious that he would be alike accounted fair game by the marauding Norman noble, and by the Saxon outlaw.
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.
Felicidad Sy, wife of the late SM founder, Henry Sy Sr., was the inspiration for renowned artist Juvenal Sanso's collection, "Felicidad.
This is to show that confiscated illegal drugs are not recycled or brought back to the illicit drugs market, said Juvenal Azurin, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in the BARMM.
ON April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Rwanda's President Juvenal Habyarimana - a Hutu - was shot down, killing all on board.
The conflict originated as soon as the then Rwandan Prsident Juvenal Habyarimana and his counterpart Cyprien Ntaryamira of Brundi both Hutus was shot down.
Juvenal Azurin, PDEA chief for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, identified the suspects as Ali Panalangin, 26, a resident of Datu Anngal Midtimbang town and Mohamidin Sandigo of Barangay Poblacion Dalican, Datu Odin Sinsuat.
Aneta Dimovska in Nezavisen vesnik recalls that at the end of the first century of the new era, the Roman poet Juvenal, wrote about the practice of providing free wheat for citizens, as well as expensive circus games and other forms of entertainment as a means of gaining political power.