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Alcibiades

[al-suh-bahy-uh-deez] /ˌæl səˈbaɪ əˌdiz/
noun
1.
450?–404 b.c, Athenian politician and general.
Related forms
Alcibiadean, adjective
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  • "And that would be all the same as telling Alcibiades himself," rejoined Milza.

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  • He dislikes to have me visit Aspasia; and was angry because I danced with Alcibiades.

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  • "Alcibiades had a more eager curiosity than yourself," replied Eudora.

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  • It was a beautiful cameo of Alcibiades, with the quiver and bow of Eros.

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  • But believe me, Eudora, Alcibiades will never divorce Hipparete.

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  • As I approached her apartment, the voice of Alcibiades met my ear.

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  • I will not punish your fault so severely as Alcibiades ventured to hope.

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  • The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.

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  • "The name of Socrates recalls Alcibiades to my mind," rejoined Anaxagoras.

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  • But I have a secret dread of the character and power of Alcibiades.

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British Dictionary definitions for Alcibiades

Alcibiades

/ˌælsɪˈbaɪəˌdiːz/
noun
1.
450–404 bc, Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War: brilliant, courageous, and unstable, he defected to the Spartans in 415, but returned and led the Athenian victories at Abydos (411) and Cyzicus (410)
Derived Forms
Alcibiadean, adjective
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