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  • proper n. Plural form of Venetian.


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  • My opinion, and that of many Venetians, is that there is a type of tourist the city could do without: ignorant ones.

    Un Bagno di Folla

  • That the valley was at least twice or thrice invaded, and Castel Pietra as often besieged, by the Venetians is also matter of history.

    Untrodden Peaks and Unfrequented Valleys

  • In the invasion of Italy by Attila, I have mentioned 35 the flight of the Venetians from the fallen cities of the continent, and their obscure shelter in the chain of islands that line the extremity of the Adriatic Gulf.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • But the city hopes that, like the 16th-century Rialto (which has always had its critics), the new bridge will win Venetians’ hearts.


  • Turkish seamen feared the issue; in consequence the battle between them and the Venetians was a drawn one, with all the honours on the Christian side.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • They purchased them chiefly in Egypt, at that time under the dominion of the Mammeluks, the enemies of the Turks, of whom the Venetians were the enemies; and this union of interest, assisted by the money of Venice, formed such a connection as gave the Venetians almost a monopoly of the trade.

    VII. Book IV. Of Colonies

  • But the Venetians were the most deeply involved in it, they pursued it the most unscrupulously, and they relinquished it the last.

    Venetian Life

  • As the Venetians are a people of indomitable perseverance, long schooled to obstinacy by oppression, I suppose they will hold out till their union with the kingdom of Italy.

    Venetian Life

  • Not desiring the religion, but the delight only of its art, in proportion to the greatness of the power of the Venetians was the shame of their fall.

    Art in England Notes and Studies

  • Venitiens (one of these "Venetians" being Armand Baschet), is brought together much information concerning the preference for blondes in literature, together with a great many of the recipes anciently used for making the hair fair.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 Sexual Selection In Man


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