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Terence

[ter-uh ns] /ˈtɛr əns/
noun
1.
(Publius Terentius Afer) c190–159? b.c, Roman playwright.
2.
a male given name: taken from a Roman family name.
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  • He resolved to pretend to be dumb, and he charged Terence not to betray him.

  • That, if you will pardon me, Sir Terence, is quite impossible.

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  • And he was so insistent that no one should know, not even Terence.

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  • And this unsympathetic Sir Terence did not explain them to you?

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  • "Of course not," said Sir Terence, cutting in and speaking sharply.

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Terence

/ˈtɛrəns/
noun
1.
Latin name Publius Terentius Afer. ?190–159 bc, Roman comic dramatist. His six comedies, Andria, Hecyra, Heauton Timoroumenos, Eunuchus, Phormio, and Adelphoe, are based on Greek originals by Menander
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