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[thes-pis] /ˈθɛs pɪs/
flourished 6th century b.c, Greek poet. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Perfectly," said Andre-Louis, dryly, and was thus committed to the service of Thespis.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • How early these expressions may have been used, we learn from the account of Thespis.

  • I would not for the world make holes in the cloak of Thespis.

    Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand
  • Susarion is said to be the Inventor of the first, and Thespis of the latter.

    Lectures on Poetry Joseph Trapp
  • Was not Homer himself a vagrant, and did not Thespis go about in a caravan?

    A Critic in Pall Mall Oscar Wilde
  • But let us remember that when Thespis spoke from his car, the world had also wise men.

    Pictures of Sweden Hans Christian Andersen
  • For all that Thespis has lasted much longer than is generally believed.

    The Man Who Laughs

    Victor Hugo
  • She would strike him through his other love, the love of Thespis. '

  • Even in the cart of Thespis some corner must have been found for the musician.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • Indeed, seldom have I encountered in the ranks of Thespis a more modest young woman.

British Dictionary definitions for Thespis


6th century bc, Greek poet, regarded as the founder of tragic drama
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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