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[hawr-is, hor-] /ˈhɔr ɪs, ˈhɒr-/
(Quintus Horatius Flaccus) 65–8 b.c, Roman poet and satirist.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Horace Milbrey sits alone in his gloomy, high-ceilinged library.

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  • At the breakfast-table, comfortably near the hearth, sat Horace Milbrey.

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  • In 1772 Horace Walpole compressed the glories of the place into a few sentences. '

  • By the statue of Horace Greeley I stood a moment irresolute.

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  • And he added, "'Horace was the son of a shopkeeper'—Horace who?"

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British Dictionary definitions for Horace


Latin name Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65–8 bc, Roman poet and satirist: his verse includes the lyrics in the Epodes and the Odes, the Epistles and Satires, and the Ars Poetica
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Word Origin and History for Horace

masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is influenced by the Italian version of the name, Orazio.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Horace in Culture

Horace definition

An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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