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  • n  a resident of Sparta
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people
  • s  resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    spartan courage
  • s  unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
  • s  practicing great self-denial
    a spartan diet
    a spartan existence

  • There, he entered the grueling, spartan world of the sumo stable, and as all professional sumo wrestlers on the rise must, traded in his identity for a new name: "Asashoryu" (Blue .
  • As we prepare to enter his spacious but spartan office, out walk some of Russia's most powerful men: Putin's chief of staff, his ideologist, the speaker of parliamentall of them .
  • His executive offices in Mexico City are spartan.
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  • Ray Nagin in KHBS/KHOG 40/29
    The city of New Orleans, the people, have gone through so much. I just wanted to represent the 'fighting spirit' we have to save this city,Nagin said. "If you want me to be a gladiator today, Spartan, a Roman soldier -- I just want to...
  • Mark Dantonio in USA Today
    Many experts consider him to rank among the greatest defensive players to ever play the college game,Dantonio said. "His legacy as a true Spartan will live forever."
  • Tom Izzo in
    I think that might have been Kalin's best game as a Spartan,Izzo said. "He won't believe that, because he had 15 points and six assists, not 25 and 15, but he did exactly what I wanted him to do. He controlled the tempo, he showed poise...

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