Sentence Examples

  • He was a purely military man appointed by the emperor, usually a centurion whose term of service was completed.
  • Enamoured of the beautiful daughter of the plebeian centurion Virginius, Claudius attempted to seize her by an abuse of justice.
  • He was still but a centurion when chosen by the army of the Danube to lead it against Constantinople.
  • Of his early years nothing is directly known, and we first hear of him in middle life as serving during the Second Punic War, with the rank of centurion, in Sardinia, in the year 204, where he attracted the attention of Cato the elder, and was taken by him to Rome in the same year.
  • He went to sea at the age of ten, and had already five years of service to his credit when he was appointed to the "Centurion," and was sent with Anson round the world in 1740.