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Pisistratus

or Peisistratus

[pahy-sis-truh-tuh s, pi-] /paɪˈsɪs trə təs, pɪ-/
noun
1.
c605–527 b.c, tyrant of Athens 560–527 (father of Hipparchus and Hippias).
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  • However, we do not hesitate to reject the devil and to accept Pisistratus.

  • Solon lived after Pisistratus seized the government a long time.

  • Pisistratus, pointing first to the beasts, then to the instrument.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Pisistratus understands: the father is like the hurdygurdy, at once dead and living.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "Pisistratus, you are as great an agitator as your namesake," cried my father, smiling.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • I see now why you wished to conceal yourself from my friend Pisistratus.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • That idea of serving his country is Pisistratus ipsissimus all over.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Pisistratus, you are heir to my name now, as to your father's.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Pisistratus (who, since the "Capitalist," has become a strong Anti-Jackian).

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Pisistratus (carefully putting the bills into his breast coat-pocket).

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British Dictionary definitions for Pisistratus

Pisistratus

/paɪˈsɪstrətəs/
noun
1.
?600–527 bc, tyrant of Athens: he established himself in firm control of the city following his defeat of his aristocratic rivals at Pallene (546)
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