Definitions of Sarmatian

  1. Alt. of Sarmatic
  2. Pertaining to Sarmatia or Poland and its inhabitants.
  3. Pert. to Sarmatia and its inhabitants, the ancestors of the Poles and Russians, extending from the Vistula to the Don.

Usage examples for Sarmatian

  1. The Sarmatian at the same time told him, with tears in his eyes, a sad, very sad story, which stirred the young sculptor's soul deeply, and which would have prompted him to penetrate into the palace at once, and at any risk, if he had not seen the necessity of being with Papias at the appointed hour, which was drawing near, to answer for the valuable property that was missing. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The Sarmatian is due alongside the Bonsecours Quay at 10 a. – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  3. The next Valse in A minor has a tinge of Sarmatian melancholy, indeed, it is one of Chopin's most desponding moods. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  4. " I only wanted to tell you," replied the Sarmatian, " that I know who the little girl was that you so often took upon your shoulders. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. In consequence, the Sarmatian declared, the next morning, at breakfast, that the insult thus offered to his nation and himself was not to be endured by a man of honour, and that he should leave Komaritz that very day. – 'O Thou, My Austria!' by Ossip Schubin
  6. Shod in prunella boots, over gray silk stockings, in a gown of handsome corded silk, her hair in smooth bands under a very pretty black velvet bonnet, lined with yellow satin, Lisbeth made her way to the Rue Saint- Dominique by the Boulevard des Invalides, wondering whether sheer dejection would at last break down Hortense's brave spirit, and whether Sarmatian instability, taken at a moment when, with such a character, everything is possible, would be too much for Steinbock's constancy. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  7. 49. Robert Schumann, after remarking that the cosmopolitan must " sacrifice the small interests of the soil on which he was born," notices that Chopin's later works " begin to lose something of their especial Sarmatian physiognomy, to approach partly more nearly the universal ideal cultivated by the divine Greeks which we find again in Mozart." – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  8. The Sarmatian composer had not yet unlearned the value of reserve. – Chopin: The Man and His Music by James Huneker
  9. It had been Sir Garnet Wolseley's original intention to take into Ashanti territory only the Rifle Brigade, the 23rd, and the 1st and 2nd West India Regiments; and, on the arrival of the hired transport, Sarmatian, he wrote, on the 15th of December, that he did not propose landing the 42nd. – The History of the First West India Regiment by A. B. Ellis
  10. A third person standing at the back of the tent had heard the Emperor's conversation with his favorite; this was Mastor, a Sarmatian of the race of the Taryges. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  11. For they had telegraphed from England that I sailed on the Sarmatian; and Dr. Ivor, like everybody else, must have read the telegram. – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  12. The disconsolate narrator then added, " that in contrite repentance his son had conjured him, with his dying breath, to confess the falsehood of all that had passed to the grossly- abused Robert;" amongst which, was Algernon turning to the account of his own designs every confidence imparted to him by his brother, in his incognito movements, and awakened intimacy with the noble Sarmatian family at Florence. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  13. " It came back to me on the Sarmatian. – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  14. He had yielded, Sarmatian that he was, to the admiration which the beautiful queen of Navarre inspired in every one. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  15. Now rest the Belgians, and the Arvernian race That boasts our kinship by descent from Troy; And those brave rebels whose undaunted hands Were dipped in Cotta's blood, and those who wear Sarmatian garb. – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  16. His real character reappeared, the weakness, recklessness, and indolence of the Sarmatian returned to nestle in the comfortable corners of his soul, whence the schoolmaster's rod had routed them. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac