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in the New Testament. 1 Son of Simon of Cyrene. 2 Christian in Rome. Perhaps the same as (1.)
References in classic literature ?
He rented a room at the rear of a little frame building belonging to old Rufus Whiting.
I had no consolation in seeing how different she was from this detestable Rufus with the mulberry-coloured great-coat, for I felt that in the very difference between them, in the self-denial of her pure soul and the sordid baseness of his, the greatest danger lay.
uf and Richard de Malvoisin, and on the other was the pavilion of Hugh de Grantmesnil, a noble baron in the vicinity, whose ancestor had been Lord High Steward of England in the time of the Conqueror, and his son William Rufus.
This allusion to the fate of William Rufus, his Relative, at once incensed and alarmed Prince John.
I sat with my eyes fixed on him, and he never left the house without having me at his heels; and if it ever happened that when he was preparing to go out I was asleep, and did not notice, he would call "Rufus, Rufus," for that was the name he gave me.
For their prelates; when they are proud and great, there is also danger from them; as it was in the times of Anselmus, and Thomas Becket, Archbishops of Canterbury; who, with their croziers, did almost try it with the king's sword; and yet they had to deal with stout and haughty kings, William Rufus, Henry the First, and Henry the Second.
But that very afternoon Rufus Cowdery, Secretary of State, left Washington, and early the following morning sailed for England.
The Son of Anak, otherwise Rufus the Blue-Eyed, and also plebeianly known as Tots, rioted with him from brier-rose path to farthest orchard, scalped him in the haymow with barbaric yells, and once, with pharisaic zeal, was near to crucifying him under the attic roof beams.
Rufus's place in the text and the way his traumatic presence unsettles a seamless reading of transcendence enacts the psychic and readerly relations Abraham and Torok chart in their theorizations of the "crypt": Rufus is incorporated into the text as the kind of crypt they explore in The Wolf Man's Magic Word: A Cryptonymy.
Along with her trusty sidekicks, Ron Stoppable and the naked mole-rat Rufus, they traverse the globe in an effort to bring the evil Gemini to justice.
Three-year-old Lhasa Apso cross Rufus and Lady, a two-year-old Cavachon, were 'married' by unofficial animal registrar Ann Clark.