Leo the Great

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Leo the Great Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461)
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Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile, Leo had called a synod of the Church to consider whether the title of emperor should not be conferred on Charles the Great.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Pope Leo the Great solemnly adjudged it a sin worthy of severe punishment.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
The great historical name of Liverpool is William Roscoe, the author of the Lives of Leo X. and the Medici.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
It tells us that the grave of Leo the Great was in the vestibule below the sacristy.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
However, the incident greatly raised my spirits, especially as Leo was evidently getting better.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Leo the Tenth was Pope, and he had great influence in temporal affairs.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Thus Leo the Great saved Europe from barbarism.
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller
Leo the Thirteenth probably approaches as nearly to such superiority as any great man now living.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
Vigorous speeches were made by Malcolm Mitchell, Great Britain; Leo Gassman, Germany; the Rev.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Leo the Great deposes Hilary, ii.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
For I understood his character as no one else in the world could do, not even you, Leo, with all your great friendship.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
Leo was obliged to talk to the girl, for, although she bored him greatly, she was too unoffending a creature to hurt.
"The Pagan's Cup" by Fergus Hume
Leo I, Pope, the Great, 9.
"A Short History of Italy" by Henry Dwight Sedgwick
And it was a smile so cruel and cold that it might well have damped the courage of the great Leo himself.
"The Way of the Strong" by Ridgwell Cullum
Leo ran to and fro on the other side, barking in great distress.
"A Noble Name" by Claire Von Glümer
This great man even refused the offer of a principality from Leo X.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by Honoré de Balzac
The danger from the high wind was very great, when Pope Leo IV.
"Famous European Artists" by Sarah K. Bolton
LEO THE GREAT, James, 340.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
He wrote with great moderation to Leo X, beseeching him to give up his temporal power to its rightful possessor, viz., the emperor.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
Leo XIII was just then at the height of his fame and greatness.
"The Girl From the Marsh Croft" by Selma Lagerlöf
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In news:

IN EFFECT UNTIL OCT 15, 4:30 p.m. First-grader Bryce Casey, 6, gets a high-five from Nilo Dela Cruz after portraying St Leo the Great at the Living Saints Museum put on by students at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic School on Tuesday.
Visiting the newborn for the first time is an opportunity to get a three generation picture of Dorothy, grandson (and baby's father) Tyson Berkey and great-grandson Leo Christopher Berkey.
If you'd like to know more about the great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig , read Leo Carey's "A Critic At Large" column in the August 27 issue of The New Yorker (subscription required).
Leo the Great to present 125th anniversary concert, Living Nativity.
Leo Collins, left, funded restoration of the log home on his property that was built around 1822, while Ralph L Martin is a great-great-great grandson of John and Anna Overton, who built the home and raised 12 children there.
Leo Stein, one of the first collectors to appreciate Picasso --and one of the first to desert him when he entered his Cubist phase--contended that Picasso 's essential genius was that of a "great illustrator".
Lions and Leos have a great opportunity to learn from each other, so start building the relationship today and serve together.
The great grandson of Leo Tolstoy shows off his own creative prowess -- and it'll take you less time to than War & Peace to enjoy.
Leo Goertz and his crew have done a great job prepping the field for play.
If you'd like to know more about the great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, read Leo Carey's "A Critic At Large" column in the August 27 issue of The New Yorker (subscription required).
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