from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of ancient Latium southeast of modern-day Rome, Italy. Pliny the Younger, Cicero, and the emperors Nero and Titus were among the prominent Romans who built villas here.


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  • Just as his lordship came to the door, she was going, on her jaunting-car, to her villa, called Tusculum, situate near Bray.

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  • Beale said Virginia Tech offered Harris a spot on its roster as an invited walk-on, but he instead chose Tusculum, which is located in Greeneville, Tenn.

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  • Thus he tells us that his villa at Balham is named "Tusculum," and that, in view of the fact that three generations of Pullars have been dentists, his family can be said to be of "old extraction."

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  • "Tusculum" of a well-to-do gentleman in the outskirts of the city.

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  • The inhabitants of several other towns, such as Tusculum and Lanuvium, received the Roman franchise; their territory was incorporated in that of the Republic; and two new tribes were created to carry these arrangements into effect.

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  • "You have a little villa near Tusculum, which isn’t more than half a day’s journey from Rome.

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  • Terentia and Marcus at least could go to Tusculum.


  • Later that night, after we had safely reached Tusculum, I asked him what he made of it all.


  • Terentia went off with the children to spend the rest of the summer in the higher altitudes and cooler glades of Tusculum, but the consul stayed in Rome, working.


  • Dr. John Witherspoon died on November 15, 1794, at his farm, Tusculum, at the age of 71.

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