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Ciceronian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Ciceronian Resembling Cicero in style or action; eloquent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Ciceronian Pertaining to or characteristic of Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106–43 b. c., often called Tully), the Roman orator, or his orations and writings.
    • n Ciceronian A student or an imitator of Cicero.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Ciceronianus, fr. Cicero, the orator

Usage

In literature:

The Ciceronian period, which hardly sufficed for Verres, would be blunted on Caligula.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
The Ciceronian orator, the epigrammatic, lyric, and elegiac poets, give examples of this art.
"The Sense of Beauty" by George Santayana
But Ciceronian Latin is the mildest form of Miss Gay's conversational power.
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
Antony's Latin is not Ciceronian.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Falsehood in a Ciceronian dialect had no opposers; truth in patois no listeners.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
I copied his pronunciation, and we both of us threw Ciceronian language to the winds.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
It will be convenient to mention here a feature of Ciceronian prose on which singular light has been thrown by recent inquiry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
His voice was melodious, his elocution Ciceronian, his diction elegant and easy.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
That wonderful Ciceronian age has left its mark as few ages have, deep upon human history.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
Of real character-drawing there is little, and all alike speak in graceful Ciceronian periods.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
One cannot fail to be struck with the Ciceronian cadence that guides the movement even of his Italian writings.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
He had the Ciceronian cadence and the labyrinthine sentences of Livy in view.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Gabriel Harvey, as a Ciceronian of the school of Bembo, was perhaps their last representative.
"A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance" by Joel Elias Spingarn
Orators fulminated copious floods of Ciceronian rhetoric.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
We had thus two epochs in our school, the Ciceronian and the Spencerian periods.
"Revisiting the Earth" by James Langdon Hill
He palpitates with Ciceronian speech.
"The Main Chance" by Meredith Nicholson
Terence is the only writer in the ante-Ciceronian period who had the sense of artistic form.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic" by W. Y. Sellar
As a young man he had been well trained in England under the learned Dr. Samuel Parr, a Latinist of the Ciceronian school.
"William Hickling Prescott" by Harry Thurston Peck
Their interests were literary, and the un-Ciceronian centuries were generally ignored.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
The Ciceronians of Italy affected great contempt for the Bible because of its style.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné
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In news:

The mores are enough to make Letitia Baldrige, the guru of social niceties, put down her cup of tea and wring her hands in Ciceronian despair.
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