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Anaxagoras

[an-ak-sag-er-uh s] /ˌæn ækˈsæg ər əs/
noun
1.
500?–428 b.c, Greek philosopher.
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Anaxagorean
[an-ak-sag-uh-ree-uh n] /ˌæn ækˌsæg əˈri ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Perhaps you already know that Anaxagoras fell asleep in Ionia.

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  • "Stranger, thou hast not yet learned the fashions of Athens," said Anaxagoras, gravely.

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  • Anaxagoras retained his usual bland expression and meek dignity.

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  • In the garden of Anaxagoras, you will find a statue of Pallas, carved from an olive-tree.

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  • Ask the young noble, who has been to him as a father; and his response will be 'Anaxagoras.'

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  • Ask the poor fisherman at the gates, who has been to him as a brother; and he will answer 'Anaxagoras.'

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  • At midnight, Pericles came, to accompany Anaxagoras to Salamis.

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  • They were the last she heard sung by Paralus, the night Anaxagoras departed from Athens.

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  • "Marvellous, indeed, is the mystery of our being," exclaimed Anaxagoras.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Anaxagoras

Anaxagoras

/ˌænækˈsæɡərəs/
noun
1.
?500–428 bc, Greek philosopher who maintained that all things were composed of minute particles arranged by an eternal intelligence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Anaxagoras in Science
Anaxagoras
  (ān'āk-sāg'ər-əs)   
Greek philosopher and astronomer who was the first to explain eclipses correctly. He also stated that all matter was composed of infinitesimally small particles, that the Sun and stars were glowing stones, and that the Moon took its light from the Sun.
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