American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pretorius, Andries Wilhelmus Jacobus 1798-1853. Afrikaner soldier and politician who led the defeat of the Zulus (1838) and negotiated the independence of the Transvaal (1852). His son Marthinus Wessels Pretorius (1819-1901) founded Pretoria (1855) and was president of the Transvaal (1857-1877) as well as the Orange Free State (1859-1863).
“Instead, he strikes out on his own, following a trail of clues that lead him to uncover a shocking forbidden love and the imperfect life of Captain Pretorius, a man whose relationships with the black and coloured residents of the town he ruled were more complicated and more human than anyone could have imagined.”
“Hamstring tear ends Andre 'Pretorius' season EMIRATES Western Force fly-half Andre Pretorius will miss the 2010 Super 14 competition after sustaining a season ending hamstring injury at training this week.”
“David Field for The Wall Street Journal, Styling by Rebeca O'Neill, Hair and Makeup by Martin Pretorius/Halley Resources, Grooming by Reiko Love/Halley Resources, Model: Jonathan Keyser/Wilhelmina left The dress codes abided and enforced at ceremonies of formality and occasion have become mostly unspoken, unwritten or loosened like so many Hermès ties.”
“Ryan Pretorius '30-yard field goal with 5: 39 left in the second quarter sent Ohio State to a 6-3 halftime lead.”
“In between Wells '43-yard scoring sprint through a gaping hole on fourth-and-1 to open the scoring, and Boeckman's TD pass to Robiskie to make it 26-0 at the half, Pretorius kicked field goals of 28, 31, 27 and 51 yards.”
“Ryan Pretorius, the 29-year-old senior from South Africa, kicked four field goals and Aaron Pettrey later kicked a 54-yard field goal, the fourth longest at 86-year-old Ohio Stadium.”
“Septimus Pretorius (Dr.) (c. 1400 - present), father of Johann Georg Faust by a German Countess and Count Orlok through the vampire Countess Elizabeth Bathory, creator of the The Borrowers race as well as the miniature Dracula soul-clone Vlad the Drac, also the mentor to Grigory Rasputin and Henry Frankenstein.”
“Pretorius is one of the few characters that have managed to acquire the Lazarus Effect also known as the Fountain of Youth, other members include: Juan Ponce de León, Grigory Rasputin, Count St. Germain, Lazarus Long, Ra's al Ghul, Fu Manchu, Indiana Jones and Roland.”
“Mrs. Pretorius, she has moved from the big house and out to the farm of her fourth son.”
“The Pretorius family and everyone involved in the investigation had, in some way, been poisoned.”
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