Definition of Legions

1. Noun. (plural of legion) ¹



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Definition of Legions

1. legion [n] - See also: legion

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Legions

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legionnaire's disease
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legions (current term)
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Literary usage of Legions

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1. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"A single consular army, that is, two Roman legions, with an equal number of allies, legions in altogether from twenty to twenty-five thousand men, ..."

2. Appian's Roman History by Appianus, Horace White (1913)
"Of these Brutus had eight and Cassius nine, not full, but among them were two legions that were nearly full,- so that they mustered about 80000 ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1854)
"Even the bands or legions that were raised the nearest to the level of those ... The martial pride of the legions, whose victorious camps had so often been ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... And now begrudged his body to the dogs, And fired his legions to repel their foe. Yet first the Trojans gain'da little space And drove them in a panic ..."

5. A General History of Rome from the Foundation of the City to the Fall of by Charles Merivale (1875)
"... and from this time the succession of the Roman princes was most commonly effected by the distant legions, and seldom without violence and slaughter. ..."

6. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, Henry Hart Milman (1899)
"Instead of being confined within the walls of fortified cities, which the Romans considered as the refuge of weakness o- pusillanimity, the legions were ..."

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