Kingdom of, an ancient Aryan kingdom of W central India, with its capital near modern Ujjain; flourished in the 6th–4th centuries b.c.
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
noun short for avant-gardist See avant-gardist
a member of a people, probably originating in Asia, who settled in Dacia a.d. c555, later occupied Pannonia, and invaded other parts of central and eastern Europe before their decline in the 9th century. Historical Examples The Avar Chief was dry in his manner to strangers; and who can wonder at it? Dariel R. D. […]
insatiable greed for riches; inordinate, miserly desire to gain and hoard wealth. Contemporary Examples I am writing it,” she tells us, “and I spill it all out on my lap like very money, like riches, beyond the dreams of avarice. Must Reads Allen Barra, Lucy Scholes, Kevin Canfield, Jane Ciabattari October 2, 2011 It was […]
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