Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pompey
IPA transcription: [p'É‘mpi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Portsmouth, Pompey
    Meaning: a port city in southern England on the English Channel; Britain's major naval base
  • Synonyms: Pompey, Gnaeus_Pompeius_Magnus, Pompey_the_Great
    Meaning: Roman general and statesman who quarrelled with Caesar and fled to Egypt where he was murdered (106-48 BC)
Usage examples
  • Pompey, saddle two horses at once.
  • At Last Pompey Is Made The Arbitrator Of The Dispute Between The Brothers.
  • Scarcely less distinguished and accomplished was another Cornelia, the wife of Pompey, the Great.
  • He also promised him money, and that he would deliver up both himself and the city into his disposal, and thereby mitigated the anger of Pompey.
  • And when he came down, it was to prevail with Pompey to allow him the government entirely; and when he went up to the citadel, it was that he might not appear to debase himself too low.
  • And when his brother invited him again [to plead his cause], he came down and spake about the justice of it, and then went away without any hinderance from Pompey; so he was between hope and fear.
  • So Pompey pitched his camp in that place one night, and then hasted away the next morning to Jerusalem; but Aristobulus was so affrighted at his approach, that he came and met him by way of supplication.
  • However, Pompey commanded him to give up his fortified places, and forced him to write to every one of their governors to yield them up; they having had this charge given them, to obey no letters but what were of his own hand-writing.
  • Captain Wilson and his household were startled from sleep by the sudden ringing of the alarm-bells, and a negro servant, Pompey, who had been for many years in their service, was sent down into the town, which lay a quarter of a mile from the house, to find out what was the news.