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Kingdom of, an ancient Aryan kingdom of W central India, with its capital near modern Ujjain; flourished in the 6th–4th centuries b.c.
Historical Examples

South of Kosala lay the kingdom of the Vamsas, and south of that again the kingdom of Avanti.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4 Various

That Socialist group which is represented by the Avanti seemed to be the only one whose attitude was not intransigeant.
The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 Henry Baerlein

“Avanti,” said Benham, and Amanda bestowed one last ineradicable memory on the bowing landlord.
The Research Magnificent H. G. Wells

The women of Avanti hate kissing, marking with the nails, and biting, but they have a fondness for various kinds of sexual union.
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana Vatsyayana

In a moment or two the door was closed, and a rough voice cried: “Avanti!”
The Patriot Antonio Fogazzaro

These many roads lead to the southern country, passing by (the city of) Avanti and the Rikshavat mountains.
Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

The earliest name of the tract seems to have been Avanti, from its capital the modern Ujjain.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 5 Various

At last he came to Avanti in great distress, and was begging for food when she chanced to see him.
Hindoo Tales Translated by P. W. Jacob

Avanti along the blinding white road by the sea, to the village on which great Etna looked down, not harshly for all its majesty.
The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens

A case in point is ab ante, which has come down to us in the Italian Avanti and the French avant.
The Common People of Ancient Rome Frank Frost Abbott


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