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When Rome defeated the Teutons, many of the married women committed mass suicide rather than become Roman slaves.
  people (especially a Germans) who speak a Germanic language


ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
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Teutonic Teuton Teutons
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  • When Rome defeated the Teutons, many of the married women committed mass suicide rather than become Roman slaves.
  • Sophie kept her eyes shut as the flow of his weird Nazi grammar, with its outlandishly overheated images of clumps of succulent Teutonic word-bloat, moved its way up through the tributaries of her mind, nearly drowning her reason.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Warsaw can no more be Tartar than Venice can be Teuton.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I never saw this great-uncle, but I’m supposed to look like him — with special reference to the rather hard-boiled painting that hangs in father’s office I graduated from New Haven in 1915, just a quarter of a century after my father, and a little later I participated in that delayed Teutonic migration known as the Great War.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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  • She lived in town, a stout, grave woman with a slight Teutonic edge to her speech, over Lottie Opsvig’s apparel shop on Main.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Lotty, with Teutonic phlegm, was calmly eating bread and currant wine, for the jelly was still in a hopelessly liquid state, while Mrs. Brooke, with her apron over her head, sat sobbing dismally.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • His expertise extended only to the most rudimentary runic alphabet—Futhark—a third-century Teutonic system, and this was not Futhark.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The main thing is that the war is going to happen because the Teutons or the Galls or whatever you call them upset the Gaels long ago.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • ’They say the Teutons of late have had great success in that line.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • The literature of Indians, Greeks, Persians, and Teutons alike was characterized by great cosmic visions.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World

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  • Pushing his way past a cameraman shouting into his satellite phone with Teutonic fury, Mortenson made it to the entrance of the Nadia Coffee Shop, separated from the lobby by a fragrant hedge of potted plants.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • A thousand years ago such an assumption, easily possible, would have made it difficult for the Teuton to prove his right to life.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • That evening, as he was driving home, he passed McKelvey’s limousine and saw Sir Gerald, a large, ruddy, pop-eyed, Teutonic Englishman whose dribble of yellow mustache gave him an aspect sad and doubtful.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Indeed, the impulses of all such outlandish hamlets are pagan still: in these spots homage to nature, self-adoration, frantic gaieties, fragments of Teutonic rites to divinities whose names are forgotten, seem in some way or other to have survived mediaeval doctrine.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He had been in Germany for five years and was become very Teutonic.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Also, considering the fact that I was nearly killed by that Teutonic Amazon, I really deserve more.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • ’Beneath where Teuton kings were crowned’ is obviously a reference to Frankfurt, Germany.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • In all this jugglery, the Teutons were Weldon’s masters, yet mark how thirstily the class lap it up.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Weland (26 [455]), the Voelund of the Edda, the famous smith of Teutonic legend, was the maker of Beowulf’s coat of mail.
    Unknown  --  Beowulf
  • There is a war on! I could hardly be expected to spend what little free time I had reading and translating manuscripts in Old Teutonic.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The chicken salad and coffee suppers at the United Brethren Church; German Lutheran farmers singing ancient Teutonic hymns; the Hollanders, the Bohemians and Poles.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • And these (as was the Teuton use of old) Wield brazen swords, and brazen bucklers hold; Sling weighty stones, when from afar they fight; Their casques are cork, a covering thick and light.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • My blood boils—well, I ’m half German, so put it down to patriotism—when I listen to the tasteful contempt of the average islander for things Teutonic, whether they’re Bocklin or my veterinary surgeon.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • This effort to be English and correct was exhibited over the sign manual of Theodore P. Shonts, president of the Interborough, a gentleman of Teutonic name, but evidently a faithful protector of the king’s English.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • All that day, as on all the days since spring began, her decks had been thronged by hundreds upon hundreds of foreigners, natives from almost every land in,the world, the jowled close-cropped Teuton, the full-bearded Russian, the scraggly-whiskered Jew, and among them Slovack peasants with docile faces, smooth-cheeked and swarthy Armenians, pimply Greeks, Danes with wrinkled eyelids.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • "Old English to Teutonic, to Italian, and…mmm, Latin…," he murmured, more to himself than anyone else.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • The word Teutons instead of Germans, Pavel Petrovitch had used with ironical intention; none noticed it however.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Beneath where Teuton kings were crowned There is a key with notches four To steer my steed beyond the sun And safely knock on heaven’s door.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • He could not support the thought of a Teutonic merry-making.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Yet it betrayed that interest in the universal which the average Teuton possesses and the average Englishman does not.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The Romans went away about eight hundred years ago, and then another Teuton invasion—of people mainly called Saxons—drove the whole ragbag west as usual.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Nothing like the Teuton race for confusing its consonants.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The Normans are a Teuton race, like the Saxons whom your father conquered.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • A thousand years ago there was a Teuton invasion by people who had iron weapons, but it didn’t reach the whole of the Pictish Isles because the Romans arrived in the middle and got mixed up with it.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The serene Teuton found the supper-table and was happy, eating steadily through the bill of fare, and dismayed the garcons by the ravages he committed.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • What Sophie had told me earlier about his youth and education was apparently true: his early years in Vienna during the time of Franz Josef had fed the fires of his pro-Teutonic passion and inflamed him everlastingly with a vision of Europe saved by pan-Germanism and the spirit of Richard Wagner.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There is, yet again, a celebrated American artist, of the Bohemian patronymic of /Hrubka/, who has abandoned it for a surname which is common to all the Teutonic languages, and is hence easy for Americans.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Dominated by eight Doric columns of green granite, the atrium looked like a hybrid sepulcher—Greco-Roman-Egyptian—with black marble statues, chandelier fire bowls, Teutonic crosses, double-headed phoenix medallions, and sconces bearing the head of Hermes.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The primitive Indo-European language, it is probable, had eight cases of the noun; the oldest known Teutonic dialect reduced them to six; in Anglo-Saxon they fell to four, with a weak and moribund instrumental hanging in the air; in Middle English the dative and accusative began to decay; in Modern English they have disappeared altogether, save as ghosts to haunt grammarians.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Sophie eventually saw that only a few years before, during Poland’s Fascist resurgence, her father might have gained some converts; now with the Wehrmacht edging ponderously eastward, these Teutonic screams for Gdansk, the Germans provoking incidents along all the borders, how could it be other than a sublime foolishness to ask whether National Socialism had the answer to anything except Polish destruction?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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