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the Greek god of wealth
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from Greek ploutos wealth
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  • Have we not already decided that no gold or silver plutus shall be allowed in our city?

    Laws Plato
  • He may be a boor, but plutus lends a charm which eclipses the grace of Apollo.

    Humanity in the City E. H. Chapin
  • In love and politics and the realms of plutus, he carried all before him.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope
  • plutus is at the door and to-morrow morning you shall both have garlands.

    Serapis, Complete Georg Ebers
  • He is plutus in human guise; he is Wealth itself, essential and concrete.

    American Sketches Charles Whibley
  • All the gold of plutus would not have been so welcome as that rusty piece of iron.

    The Purcell Papers Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • But not until the plaster was comfortably adjusted did plutus read the message.

  • Everything, I affirm, is subjected to the control of plutus.

  • He died shortly after the production of his "plutus," in 388 B. C.

    The Frogs Aristophanes
  • No statues of plutus or of Mercury would have helped them to their finding!

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