[al-ig-zan-druh,, -zahn-;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-druh] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drə,, -ˈzɑn-;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn drə/ (Show IPA), 1904?–97, Russian ballet dancer.
Alphonse [al-fawns] /alˈfɔ̃s/ (Show IPA), 1840–97, French novelist and short-story writer. his son, Léon [ley-awn] /leɪˈɔ̃/ (Show IPA), 1867–1942, French journalist and novelist. Historical Examples There is irony in Daudet’s handling of these humbler figures, but it is compassionate and almost affectionate. The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2) Alphonse Daudet And Daudet was honest; perhaps […]
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Agustín (“Chronicler of the Indies”) 1562–1604, Mexican historian.
Alonso de [ah-lawn-saw th e] /ɑˈlɔn sɔ ðɛ/ (Show IPA), 1533–94, Spanish epic poet; soldier in the conquest of Chile. Historical Examples Ercilla has devoted the twenty-fourth canto of the Araucana to the splendid episode of the battle of Lepanto. History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain William H. Prescott Ercilla […]
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Alcide [Italian ahl-chee-de] /Italian ɑlˈtʃi dɛ/ (Show IPA) 1881–1954, Italian statesman: premier 1945–53. noun Alcide (alˈtʃiːde). 1881–1954, Italian statesman; prime minister (1945–53). An antifascist, he led the Christian Democratic party during World War II from the Vatican City