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  • n. Plural form of Florentine.


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  • The Florentines are the most polished people under the sun.

    The Dodge Club or, Italy in MDCCCLIX

  • He heard the frequent ringing of the great bell that called the Florentines to council, the tramp of armed men on the piazza, the coming and going of the burghers in the palace halls beneath.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series

  • This poem is considered a pure model of the dialect of the Florentines, which is so graceful and harmonious even in its homeliness.

    Handbook of Universal Literature From the Best and Latest Authorities

  • The Florentines were a sober and frugal people; but wherever men have gathered wealth, Madonna della Gozzoviglia and San


  • The name of Florence had been growing prouder and prouder in all the courts of Europe, nay, in Africa itself, on the strength of purest gold coinage, finest dyes and textures, pre-eminent scholarship and poetic genius, and wits of the most serviceable sort for statesmanship and banking: it was a name so omnipresent that a Pope with a turn for epigram had called Florentines "the fifth element."


  • There is a kind of familiarity among these Florentines, which is not meant to be discourteous, and ought to be taken in good part.

    Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete

  • Florence, not having taken place, they determined to effect by war what they had failed to accomplish by treachery; and both assembled forces with all speed to attack the Florentine states; publicly declaring that they only wished the citizens to remove Lorenzo de 'Medici, who alone of all the Florentines was their enemy.

    History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy

  • The subsequent development of the lyric drama under the combined influences of polyphonic secular composition and the growing Italian taste for luxurious spectacle has been narrated at some length, because the author believes that the reformatory movement of the Florentines was the outcome of dissatisfaction with musical conditions brought about as much by indulgence of the appetite for the purely sensuous elements in music as by blind adherence to the restrictive laws of ecclesiastic counterpoint.

    Some Forerunners of Italian Opera

  • The position of the Florentines was the better, for they had the broad homeward road behind them, in case of defeat; but the men of Pistoja, driven from the woods by the thick smoke and the burning of the undergrowth, were obliged to scramble down a descent so steep that many of them were forced to dismount, and they then found themselves huddled together in a narrow strip of irregular meadow between the road and the foot of the stony hill.

    Via Crucis

  • But the streets still presented a surprising aspect, such as Florentines had not seen before under the November stars.



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