1. a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
  1. of or relating to Alexander the Great or his empire
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How To Use Alexandrian In A Sentence

  • The Alexandrian Pleiad is the name given to a group of seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians in the 3rd century B.C.
  • The last and the best section is that of Modern Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, and Alexandrian Greek and Persian literatures.
  • This work is a literary _causerie_ inspired in part by the reading of Alexandrian criticism, but in larger part by experience. Horace and His Influence
  • A sumptuous domed Byzantine basilica, an imaginative recreation of St Mark's Alexandrian church, dominates the backdrop.
  • He did, however, once refer complimentarily to a maiden lady — a certain Saint Apollonia who leaped into a fire prepared for her by the heathen Alexandrians. The Life of Sir Richard Burton
  • Nowhere was there such a fusion of Greek, Jewish, and Oriental peculiarities, and an intelligent Jew educated in that city could hardly fail to manifest all these elements in his mental character. eloquent -- turning his Alexandrian culture to high account. and mighty in the scriptures -- his eloquence enabling him to express clearly and enforce skilfully what, as a Jew, he had gathered from a diligent study of the Old Testament Scriptures. came to Ephesus -- on what errand is not known. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • His younger brother-whom the Alexandrians have decided to call Ptolemy the Cyprian-was sent to be regent of Cyprus. Fortune's Favorites
  • The lunar calendar was called Dionysian, because Dionysius Exiguus, in the sixth century, recommended the introduction of the Alexandrian Easter cycle of 19 years and computed it for 95 years in advance. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy
  • Her suffering reflects contemporary physiological theories, and his death from snakebite is a very typical mixture of Alexandrian medicine and myth.
  • In Alexandrian courtrooms a defendant was permitted to speak for a certain regulated time.
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