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  • The senior centurions were called for a council of war.
  • Centurions led from the front line of battle.
  • And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son of God!"
    Mark 15:39 (NIV)
  • Your son went to serve at a distant place, and became a centurion.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • A quest must be led by someone of centurion rank or higher.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Blackcliff’s subject masters, the Centurions, will be watching.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Octavian’s fellow centurion of the First Cohort, Mike Kahale, stood to one side with his arms crossed, glowering with obvious displeasure.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • S. Revolutionaries, Roman centurions, Napoleonic cavalry on skeletal horses.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Panther, the Roman centurion, polluted her with his genitories.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He became hated by the whole world, and also feared by those he had around him, to such an extent that he was murdered in the midst of his army by a centurion.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince

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  • | | | | | | Health and Fraternity, | | | | | | u og a fe L. | +——+ It was only later on that the persons who were in the secret of this find at the time, learned the significance of those four capital letters: quinturions, centurions, decurions, eclaireurs [scouts], and the sense of the letters: u og a fe, which was a date, and meant April 15th, 1832.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Noble men and noble women, ambassadors and centurions, ladies and tradeswomen, and babies who have never seen a cow.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The Christ was loaded down with chains, and the centurions were really laying on the stripes.
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • The centurion . commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea and get to land.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Two centurions leaned casually on their javelins, chatting with a tall skinny blond guy in a purple toga.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Centurions!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • A centurion kept the entrance with a guard drawn up full armed under the beautiful marble battlements.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • All of this appeared in Centurion bold type—already antiquated in 1917—with delicate hairlines separating seven columns and subheads in bold serif relief.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • "Spada knew what these invitations meant; since Christianity, so eminently civilizing, had made progress in Rome, it was no longer a centurion who came from the tyrant with a message, ’Caesar wills that you die.’ but it was a legate a latere, who came with a smile on his lips to say from the pope, ’His holiness requests you to dine with him.’
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The ships included the Centurion and the Chatham, of 50 guns each, the 40-gun Phoenix, and the 30-gun Greyhound with General Howe on board, in addition to the 64-gun Asia.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "And then," Arturo continued, his words coming pacifically from the turtle-like jaw under his centurions face and sparkling black eyes, "most accountants like games, and to them their work is a game.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The Scim Centurion has made his way to the foot of the table.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The Fifth Cohort had the nicest centurions in camp.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • She sounds like a Centurion, and I try to arrange my face in an appropriately sober manner.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Their lead centurion, a big seventeen-year-old guy named Dakota, was just calling her name—the last one on the roll.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Frank’s old centurion badge was pinned to his shirt, despite the fact that the demigods of the Argo II were now Public Enemies Numbers 1 through 7 back at Camp Jupiter.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • The Centurions monitor us from beneath the arches that line the courtyard, hands on their whips as they await the arrival of Blackcliff’s commandant.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Just a centurion, an augur, and a humble priest doing his best to serve the gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Their centurions, Dakota and Gwen, exchanged pained looks, like: Here we go again.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Octavian, as the most senior centurion, turned to Percy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • They had an annoying habit of standing halfway inside living people, so that the ranks looked like a blurry photograph, but finally the centurions got them sorted out.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • At age eleven, the Centurions throw us out of Blackcliff and into the wilds of the Empire without clothes, food, or weaponry, to survive as best as we can for four years.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • To my left, one of the Centurions is watching.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He was even suspected of sabotaging a siege engine and getting his own centurion killed during the war games.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • A few Centurions look up from the head table.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • I have ordered the Centurions to intensify your training to reflect your status as Aspirants.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • If your centurion Dakota has any problem with that, tell him to talk to me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Once they got out of camp, the Fifth Cohort formed two lines behind their centurions, Dakota and Gwen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The centurions for the attacking side gathered for a conference.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Centurion Dakota, do your duty!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The centurion got up reluctantly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The centurion collapsed like a sock puppet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The centurion was watching with more interest than concern, as if he were examining one of his stupid gutted teddy bears.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Frank glowered at Octavian, but the centurion’s face was a mask of polite concern.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Some demigods will also be able to find their way back from the Underworld—like your friend Centurion Shish kebab.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Also, by order of Praetor Reyna, to promote you to the rank of centurion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Our praetor recognizes that no one below the rank of centurion may lead a quest.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • For good or ill, Frank must lead this quest —so our praetor has decreed that Frank Zhang must be made centurion.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • "There is an opening for centurion," she said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • I admit it’s unusual for a camper on probatio to rise directly to the rank of centurion, but I think we can agree last night was unusual.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
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