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[lahy-san-der] /laɪˈsæn dər/
died 395 b.c, Spartan naval commander and statesman. Unabridged
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  • Lysander brought his chair to the floor with a bang that made the loose boards of the porch rattle.

    Stories of the Foot-hills Margaret Collier Graham
  • But Lysander, content with the victory he had gained, would not stir.

  • Lysander proceeded a few paces in advance, accompanied by Ropes and the two guides.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
  • Lysander said that the law spoke too softly to be heard in such a noise of war.

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • As Lysander had mentioned the foregoing book-vending gentlemen, I conceived myself justified in appending this note.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • Lysander said, "Where the lion's skin will not reach, it must be pieced with the fox's."

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • Often, after I had brought home the drooping Viola, Lysander would follow after her.

  • Harsh Lysander decreed that though Athens might be saved, the Piræus should not.

    Browning's Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • In short, Lysander was ungrateful, and the widow was a disappointed woman.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
British Dictionary definitions for Lysander


died 395 bc, Spartan naval commander of the Peloponnesian War
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Lysander

masc. proper name, from Greek Lysandros, literally "releasing men," from comb. form of lyein "to release" (see lose) + -andros "man" (see anthropo-).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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