- Cecil John,1853–1902, English colonial capitalist and government administrator in southern Africa.
- James Ford,1848–1927, U.S. historian.
- a Greek island in the SE Aegean, off the SW coast of Turkey: the largest of the Dodecanese Islands. 542 sq. mi. (1404 sq. km).
- a seaport on this island.Italian Rodi.Greek Rhodos.
- Colossus of, a huge bronze statue of Apollo that stood at the entrance to the harbor of Rhodes.
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In the fall, I received a Rhodes Scholarship—I approached arrogance.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson
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Sailed off to Stanford, then Oxford—as a Rhodes Scholar—then Yale Law.The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker, New Jersey’s Golden Boy
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Empire, Rhodes seemed to think, was just the honest result of industrious work.Virgin Sacrifice and the Meaning of the Parthenon
February 12, 2014
His son, Aidan, is a Rhodes Scholar poised to provide further proof as a computer scientist.Michael Daly: My Last Day With JFK
November 11, 2013
Rhodes worked for the same department as Joseph, albeit at a much higher level.Fired White House Tweeter Accused Official of Leaking Stuxnet
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Rhodes looked the old man over as they rode along side by side.
They passed the new-made grave in the sand, and Rhodes turned to the girl.
They helped him into the saddle, and Rhodes walked beside, holding him as he swayed.
Rhodes took the letter from his pocket, and perused it as if to refresh his memory.
“If Tula had lived, no other would have been asked,” Rhodes had stated.
- a Greek island in the SE Aegean Sea, about 16 km (10 miles) off the Turkish coast: the largest of the Dodecanese and the most easterly island in the Aegean. Capital: Rhodes. Pop (municipality): 55 086 (2001). Area: 1400 sq km (540 sq miles)
- a port on this island, in the NE: founded in 408 bc; of great commercial and political importance in the 3rd century bc; suffered several earthquakes, notably in 225, when the Colossus was destroyed. Pop: 41 000 (latest est)
- Cecil John . 1853–1902, British colonial financier and statesman in South Africa. He made a fortune in diamond and gold mining and, as prime minister of the Cape Colony (1890–96), he helped to extend British territory. He established the annual Rhodes scholarships to OxfordSee Rhodes scholarship
Word Origin and History for rhodes
Greek island, one of the Dodecanese, from Greek Rhodos, perhaps from rhodon "rose," or rhoia "pomegranate," but "more likely" [Room] from a pre-Greek name, from Phoenician erod "snake," for the serpents which were said to have anciently infested the island.