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

  • Holy Roman empress (1745–1780), archduchess of Austria, and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (1740–1780) whose reign was marked by the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756–1763).

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Examples

  • How had this island, called Maria Theresa, been indicated in the papers originally?

    In Search of the Castaways

  • How had this island, called Maria Theresa, been indicated in the papers originally?

    In Search of the Castaways

  • Bradford's Island, where one year before I had spent my last night on the Gulf of Mexico with the "Maria Theresa," my little paper canoe.

    Four Months in a Sneak-Box

  • The room called Maria Theresa’s contains some fine china vases.

    The South of France—East Half

  • "Maria Theresa," he says, "in the secrecy of her cabinet, arranged those great projects which she afterwards carried into execution.

    The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power

  • The princess is acting as principal hostess and the first lady of the French court while Queen Maria Theresa is in her confinement, and her gracious deference to the absent queen has been much noted throughout Europe.

    Exit the Actress

  • The princess is acting as principal hostess and the first lady of the French court while Queen Maria Theresa is in her confinement, and her gracious deference to the absent queen has been much noted throughout Europe.

    Exit the Actress

  • Everett Collection Maria Theresa began her ascent to the helm of the Habsburg Empire in 1740.

    Heirs to Germany's Royal History

  • Empress Maria Theresa, who ruled in the 18th century, thought the masked parades of Carnival lead only to brawls and bedlam.

    Waltzing Fever Is Afoot

  • Follow a different set of links and you'll learn that Faal is "Sister Maria Theresa, the 73rd Sorcha Faal of the Sorcha Faal Order, Elected as Mother Superior 3 February 2007."

    Arthur Goldwag: Oil Spill Shillery

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