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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Paoli, Pasquale di 1725-1807. Corsican patriot who led (from 1755) the struggle for independence from Genoa.

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Examples

  • PAOLI - Geneva L. Easter, 76, Paoli, died at 12: 18 a.m. Monday at Bloomington Hospital of Orange County.

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  • We live in Paoli and are planning to retire in Mexico whenever we get our stuff sold and/or stored.

    Owning A Car

  • Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are not immune to this quadrennial affliction, as they duke it out in Pennsylvania — a state which James Carville famously described as Paoli and Penn Hills with Alabama in between.

    Paoli and Penn Hills With Pigeon Shoots Inbetween

  • Corsican affairs if, with their guard organized and their colors mounted, they could have recalled Paoli, and have awaited the event with power either to reject such propositions as the royalists, if successful, would have made, or to accept the conclusions of the

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Vol. I. (of IV.)

  • The great Frederic called Paoli the first captain of Europe: Voltaire declared him the conqueror and lawgiver of his country.

    History of the Girondists, Volume I Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution

  • Horace Walpole writes: -- 'Paoli's character had been so advantageously exaggerated by Mr. Boswell's enthusiastic and entertaining account of him, that the Opposition were ready to incorporate him in the list of popular tribunes.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • "Paoli," observed Bonaparte, "was a great man; he loved his country; and I will never forgive my father, who was his adjutant, for having concurred in the union of Corsica with France.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • Horace Walpole writes: ” 'Paoli's character had been so advantageously exaggerated by Mr. Boswell's enthusiastic and entertaining account of him, that the Opposition were ready to incorporate him in the list of popular tribunes.

    Life Of Johnson

  • "Paoli," said he, at the dinner table, [1115] "was a great man.

    The Modern Regime, Volume 1

  • In the summer of 2003, my mom was at the Paoli-Calmettes* cancer institute in Marseilles for a mastectomy, but what she really wanted was a few new teeth.

    Jules

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