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Égli, pers. pron. of the 3rd pers. m. s.
1. he, it. — stesso, himself. — me l'ha detto,he told it me. — è così, it is so; 2. himself, the same; 3. Egli is used as an expletive. — non sono ancora molti anni passati che, &c., not many years have passed, or, it is not many years since, &c.
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