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An ancient country of west-central Asia Minor on the Aegean Sea in present-day northwest Turkey. Noted for its wealth and the magnificence of its capital, Sardis, it may have been the earliest kingdom to use minted coins (seventh century bc).


(Placename) an ancient region on the coast of W Asia Minor: a powerful kingdom in the century and a half before the Persian conquest (546 bc). Chief town: Sardis


(ˈlɪd i ə)

an ancient kingdom in W Asia Minor: under Croesus, a wealthy empire including most of Asia Minor. Cap.: Sardis.
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Noun1.Lydia - an ancient region on the coast of western Asia Minor; a powerful kingdom until conquered by the Persians in 546 BC
Anatolia, Asia Minor - a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey
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That is Hetty Sorrel," said Miss Lydia Donnithorne, "Martin Poyser's niece--a very likely young person, and well-looking too.
Here is the prize for the first sack-race," said Miss Lydia, taking a large parcel from the table where the prizes were laid and giving it to Mrs.
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She's a bold-looking young person," observed Miss Lydia.
Lydia, my love, though you ARE the youngest, I dare say Mr.
said Lydia stoutly, "I am not afraid; for though I AM the youngest, I'm the tallest.
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