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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Virginian a native or resident of Virginia
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • virginian Of or pertaining to Virginia, a colony, and after 1776 one of the Southern States of the United States, lying south of Maryland.
    • n virginian A native or an inhabitant of Virginia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Virginian pertaining to Virginia
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  • Bernard Elliot Bee
    Bernard Elliot Bee
    “There is Jackson with his Virginians, standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.”


In literature:

Isaac Franks looked toward Washington; the Virginian sat leaning forward slightly in his saddle.
"The New Land" by Elma Ehrlich Levinger
But the Virginians are not the greatest drinkers, by any means.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
They were fine, hearty fellows, almost all Virginians, and seemed to take their capture not unkindly.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Two, however, appear to be specifically different from the Virginian deer.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
The last great business effort of H. H. Rogers was the building of the Virginian Railroad.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
I am a Virginian, and hope to stay at your inn one night.
"The Forsaken Inn" by Anna Katharine Green
They were little disheartened by the tidings of suffering which came from the Virginian settlement.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
I hear the Virginians and the Bostonnais are doing much better.
"A Little Girl in Old Quebec" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Had they succeeded in their assault, there would have been no possible escape for the Virginian troops.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
I did not put it to the touch of comparison with "The Virginians" or "Esmond.
"Confessions of a Book-Lover" by Maurice Francis Egan
Jefferson and the great Virginians against, III.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
His place in the Virginian Delegation was taken by Thomas Jefferson.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
The most accomplished Virginian gentleman of his day gave as a positive rule, in 1728, that "Pewter Bright" was the sign of a good housekeeper.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
Why not a Virginian lady of the Colonial period?
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
The Virginians on the left achieved less glory, but they did their best.
"Reminiscences of a Rebel" by Wayland Fuller Dunaway
Nevertheless his Virginian scheme brought him a great deal of fame, which he now craved, and kept London talking of him.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
Drayton, the poet, wrote of "The Virginian Voyage," while Chapman and other dramatists wrote plays in which allusions were made to Virginia.
"Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce" by E. R. Billings
Adam Colfax turned to the Virginian and the Northerners.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Virginians nursed their State pride.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
He was a wealthy Virginian named Robert Stevens, noted for his kindness of heart and charity.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick

In poetry:

How could we bear the mirth,
While some loved reveler of a year ago
Keeps his mute Christmas now beneath the snow,
In cold Virginian earth?
"Christmas" by Henry Timrod
Our first and best!--his ashes lie
Beneath his own Virginian sky.
Forgive, forget, O true and just and brave,
The storm that swept above thy sacred grave.
"The Vow Of Washington" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"If you have a little of merit to claim,
You may thank the sweet-smelling Virginian weed;
And I, if I seem to deserve any blame,
The before-mentioned drug in apology plead.
"To The Rev. Mr. Newton, Rector Of St. Mary Woolnoth" by William Cowper
Where his great friend, through life great Winthrop stands,
Winthrop, whose gift, in life's departing hours,
Went to the dying Old Virginian's hands
Who died amid those flowers.
"Arms And The Man - The Dead Statesman" by James Barron Hope
Truth walked beside him always,
From his childhood's early years,
Honor followed as his shadow,
Valor lightened all his cares:
And he rode--that grand Virginian--
Last of all the Cavaliers!
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
In rich Virginian woods,
The scarlet creeper reddens over graves,
Among the solemn trees enlooped with vines;
Heroic spirits haunt the solitudes,—
The noble souls of half a million braves,
Amid the murmurous pines.
"Heroes" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

(AP) — The deadline for West Virginians affected by this summer's derecho to seek federal assistance is fast approaching .
The Catholic Virginian assistant editor Judy Lindfors says Sullivan died in Richmond on Tuesday.
West Virginians Jim Justice and Chris Cline are once again among the 400 wealthiest people in the United States.
Bernsen told The Virginian-Pilot that his lawsuit isn't about money.
The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, VA, reported that the fund has hired three people, including two off-duty law enforcement officers.
Wake up, all goodhearted West Virginians.
The deadline for West Virginians affected by a destructive summer storm has been extended to Dec 19.
Bob Hertzel of the Times West Virginian writes about the possibility.
And service dog Astro, denied entry to Virginian Inn, told by owner that dog would 'be a distraction '.
The General Assembly is poised to give Virginians a discount on their taxes if they donate to private school scholarships.
FAIRMONT — Many West Virginians probably cannot remember a time when someone other than Gus R Douglass served as the state's commissioner of agriculture.
Why, you might ask, am I a West Virginian sticking my nose into your business.
They weren't on the ballot, but they earned Virginians' votes.
In the wake of President Obama's re-election, thousands of Virginians and Marylanders are joining the movement to secede from America.
It still may be days before all West Virginians have power again.