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Protagoras

[proh-tag-er-uh s] /proʊˈtæg ər əs/
noun
1.
c480–c421 b.c, Greek Sophist philosopher.
Related forms
Protagorean
[proh-tag-uh-ree-uh n] /proʊˌtæg əˈri ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Protagoreanism, noun
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Examples from the Web for Protagoras
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  • Do you know the original principle on which the doctrine of Protagoras is based?'

    Theaetetus Plato
  • And therefore, as Protagoras says, "To myself I am the judge of what is and what is not."

    Theaetetus Plato
  • Of this discovery, the first distinct assertion is contained in the thesis of Protagoras.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • Protagoras will reply that the wind is hot to him who is cold, cold to him who is hot.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • Well, you ask, and how will Protagoras reinforce his position?

    Theaetetus Plato
  • This was the stage of the argument at which the Protagoras concluded.

    Meno Plato
  • In some other respects the Protagoras rather offers a contrast than a parallel.

    Gorgias Plato
  • Hippias and Prodicus, as well as Protagoras, admit the soundness of the conclusion.

    Protagoras Plato
  • The assent of Protagoras to this last position is extracted with great difficulty.

    Protagoras Plato
  • The Protagoras is often supposed to be full of difficulties.

    Protagoras Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Protagoras

Protagoras

/prəʊˈtæɡəˌræs/
noun
1.
?485–?411 bc, Greek philosopher and sophist, famous for his dictum "Man is the measure of all things."
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