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Contemporary Examples

The American Library in the Catalonian capital is bombed, an I.B.M. showroom has a brick tossed through its front window.
Whit Stillman on the 20th Anniversary of ‘Barcelona’, His New Amazon Series, and the Myth of the Ugly Expat Michael Weiss August 9, 2014

Historical Examples

It was written in the thirteenth century by Raymond Martin, a Catalonian monk.
Pascal’s Penses Blaise Pascal

It is as told by a Catalonian lady, a little too free and too simple.
Voltaire’s Romances Franois-Marie Arouet

At the time of the Catalonian outbreak of 1909 he was charged with being one of the ring-leaders.
A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman

“He was a Catalonian to the last,” said Sarrion, when they were seated in their carnage.
The Velvet Glove Henry Seton Merriman

I had a letter of introduction to an old Catalonian Spaniard, who treated me with the most uncommon hospitality.
A Naturalist’s Voyage Round the World Charles Darwin

Private ventures were buccaneerish, and the hand of the Catalonian and of the Moslem were turned against all.
Christopher Columbus and How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery Justin Winsor

The Catalonian then often alighted to smell the sand, in order to ascertain whether we were taking the proper course.
Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests J. J. von Tschudi

To command them against Castruccio, they called in the Catalonian general Cardona, who utterly failed them.
The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson

My Catalonian ancestors, on the other hand, while taking their religion seriously, never permitted it to interfere with a fiesta.
The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne


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