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Definition of Pretorium

  • The general's tent in a Roman camp; hence, a council of war, because held in the general's tent.
  • The official residence of a governor of a province; hence, a place; a splendid country seat.
  • the tent of an ancient Roman general

How to use pretorium in a sentence. Pretorium pronunciation.

Macalister told him that Redvers Buller would march into Pretoria in a month and then everything would boom.
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Peace was in sight, Roberts would march into Pretoria within a few weeks, and shares were going up already.
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It practically doubled the mounted force, and thus made possible those sweeping movements by which Lord Roberts reached Pretoria.
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They would not dare, because the English people would not allow them."-(_Extract from Speech of Sir Garnet Wolseley, delivered at a Public Banquet in Pretoria, on the 17th December 1879.
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Shortly afterwards a message arrived at Pretoria from Cetywayo to inquire into the truth of the story, coolly announcing his intention of sweeping the Transvaal if it were true that "his father" had been fired at.
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Information of Cetywayo's doings and of his secret plans reached Pretoria shortly before the Annexation, and confirmed the mind of the Special Commissioner as to the absolute necessity of that measure to save the citizens of the Republic from coming to a violent end, and South Africa from being plunged into a native war of unexampled magnitude.
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This example was followed by the other white inhabitants of the country, who formed another Republic and elected another President, with Pretoria for their capital.
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In summer it is rather warm, but not overpoweringly hot, the thermometer at Pretoria averaging from 65 to 73 degrees, and in the winter from 59 to 56 degrees.
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There are several towns, the largest of which are Pretoria and Potchefstroom.
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The President then retreated with what few men he had left to Steelport, where he built a fort, and from thence returned to Pretoria.
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I am the man who helped to make bricks for the church you see now standing in the square here (Pretoria), as a slave without payment.
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The Government even mortgaged the great salt-pan near Pretoria for the paltry sum of 400 pounds, whilst the leading officials of the Government were driven to pledging their own private credit in order to obtain the smallest article necessary to its continuance.
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On his road to Pretoria, Sir Theophilus received a hearty welcome from the Boer as well as the English inhabitants of the country.
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At Pretoria the reception of the Special Commissioner was positively enthusiastic; the whole town came out to meet him, and the horses having been taken out of the carriage, he was dragged in triumph through the streets.
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As may easily be imagined, what between all these different parties and the presence of the Special Commissioner, there were certainly plenty of intrigues going on in Pretoria during the first few months of 1877, and the political excitement was very great.
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In Pretoria, at any rate, the ladies were of great service to the cause of the mission, since they were nearly all in favour of a change of government, and, that being the case, they naturally soon brought their husbands, brothers, and lovers to look at things from the same point of view.
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When the mission first arrived at Pretoria, a message came from Cetywayo to the effect that he had heard that the Boers had fired at "Sompseu" (Sir T. Shepstone), and announcing his intention of attacking the Transvaal if "his father" was touched.
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On the 11th of April, or the day before the Annexation, a message was despatched to Cetywayo, telling him of the reports that had reached Pretoria, and stating that if they were true he must forthwith give up all such intentions, as the Transvaal would at once be placed under the sovereignty of Her Majesty, and that if he had assembled any armies for purposes of aggression they must be disbanded at once.
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The air was filled with rumours; now it was reported that an outbreak was imminent amongst the English population at the Gold Fields, who had never forgotten Von Schlickmann's kind suggestion that they should be "subdued;" now it was said that Cetywayo had crossed the border, and might shortly be expected at Pretoria; now that a large body of Boers were on their road to shoot the Special Commissioner, his twenty-five policemen and Englishmen generally, and so on.
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The few troops that were to enter the Transvaal were four weeks' march from Pretoria at the time.
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Examples of Pretorium

Example #1
The only thing was to wait patiently.
Example #2
The only way he knew to make money was on the Stock Exchange, and he was very anxious to repeat the lucky experiment of the summer; but war had broken out with the Transvaal and nothing was doing in South Africans.
Example #3
He hazarded an inquiry afterwards.
Example #4
He could not see either what General Gordon had to do with Livy.
Example #5
Above all, it gave the Imperial Government a moral support which enabled it to face with equanimity the almost universal hostility of the European powers or the fanatical outcries of a few anti-Imperialist partisans at home.
Example #6
Small as was the force contributed by the Empire (nearly 80,000 men) it was none the less a material assistance, whose value can hardly be overrated.