Cilician Gates love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A mountain pass in the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey. The pass has served for centuries as a natural highway linking Anatolia's interior with the Mediterranean coast.

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Examples

  • The only way through this barrier was an infamous pass known as the Cilician Gates, a narrow defile barely wide enough for a handful of men to march side by side.

    Alexander the Great

  • The only way through this barrier was an infamous pass known as the Cilician Gates, a narrow defile barely wide enough for a handful of men to march side by side.

    Alexander the Great

  • The only way through this barrier was an infamous pass known as the Cilician Gates, a narrow defile barely wide enough for a handful of men to march side by side.

    Alexander the Great

  • On this journey no one walked, for the way lay through the mountain pass called the Cilician Gates, and it was steep and hard.

    The Grass Crown

  • Tarsus was also the center of a large transport trade; for behind the town a famous pass, called the Cilician Gates, led up through the mountains to the central countries of Asia Minor; and Tarsus was the depot to which the products of these countries were brought down, to be distributed over the East and the West.

    The Life of St. Paul

  • In his eagerness to set fire to the countryside, he posted only a small guard to hold the Cilician Gates.

    Alexander the Great

  • In his eagerness to set fire to the countryside, he posted only a small guard to hold the Cilician Gates.

    Alexander the Great

  • In his eagerness to set fire to the countryside, he posted only a small guard to hold the Cilician Gates.

    Alexander the Great

  • It was at the Cilician Gates that Ventidius expected to catch up with Quintus Labienus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • You may carry a message from me to Antonius—tell him that we beat an army of Parthian cataphracts at the Cilician Gates, and have Labienus on the run.

    Antony and Cleopatra

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