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[ter-uh ns] /ˈtɛr əns/
(Publius Terentius Afer) c190–159? b.c, Roman playwright.
a male given name: taken from a Roman family name. Unabridged
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  • "A fine story that is, Mrs. O'Brien," Terence said, when the old woman had finished.

    Fairies and Folk of Ireland William Henry Frost
  • Here comes the Stella; we shall soon have Terence Adair with us!

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • “I hope that there are no others like it ready to fall on us,” said Terence.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • I say, Uncle Terence, am I to follow you on board the brig or to remain here?

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • Rosie appealed to Terence, but Terence was busy scowling at his older sister.

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
British Dictionary definitions for Terence


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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