- c320–c230 b.c., Greek philosopher.
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Examples from the Web for timon
Timon gives with both hands, but when he appeals to his friends, is treated as a bore.
All these characteristics are lacking in the works after "Timon."
He taught, as it appears, somewhat obscurely at Athens, and for successor had Timon.Initiation into Philosophy
But his intention of shooting Timon was frustrated, 303 for the brute was nowhere in sight.
Timon was in their company and would not have strayed far, so that he had betrayed them.
Word Origin and History for timon
"misanthrope," from Timon, name of a misanthrope who lived in Athens during the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.E.), hero of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens."
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