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[tahy-muh n] /ˈtaɪ mən/
c320–c230 b.c, Greek philosopher. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Timon gives with both hands, but when he appeals to his friends, is treated as a bore.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • All these characteristics are lacking in the works after "Timon."

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • He taught, as it appears, somewhat obscurely at Athens, and for successor had Timon.

  • Timon was in their company and would not have strayed far, so that he had betrayed them.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • Instead of following Timon at once, the party kept watch of him.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • It was further in his favor that it was known he had never had much to do with Timon.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • But his intention of shooting Timon was frustrated, 303 for the brute was nowhere in sight.

    A Waif of the Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • You are like Timon of Athens, and I'm like one of his parasites.

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • A deputation of the senators was chosen in this emergency to wait upon Timon.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • There have always been poets who may say of themselves, like the “Poet” in ‘Timon of Athens,’

    Old Familiar Faces Theodore Watts-Dunton
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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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