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Teutons

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Definition people (especially a Germans) who speak a Germanic language

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ancient Germanic people who migrated from Jutland to southern Gaul and were annihilated by the Romans
  • When Rome defeated the Teutons, many of the married women committed mass suicide rather than become Roman slaves.
  • 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
  • Teutonic = Germanic
  • 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
  • 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
  • In all this jugglery, the Teutons were Weldon's masters, yet mark how thirstily the class lap it up.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Warsaw can no more be Tartar than Venice can be Teuton.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The literature of Indians, Greeks, Persians, and Teutons alike was characterized by great cosmic visions.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Also, considering the fact that I was nearly killed by that Teutonic Amazon, I really deserve more.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • 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
  • 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
  • 'Beneath where Teuton kings were crowned' is obviously a reference to Frankfurt, Germany.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • He had been in Germany for five years and was become very Teutonic.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • 'They say the Teutons of late have had great success in that line.'
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • 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
  • 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
  • Merlyn said: "You asked for it" "And now we have it" "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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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