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Alcibiades

[al-suh-bahy-uh-deez]
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noun
  1. 450?–404 b.c., Athenian politician and general.
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Related formsAl·ci·bi·a·de·an, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • As I approached her apartment, the voice of Alcibiades met my ear.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • The testimony of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Plato, confirmed the truth of his words.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • The faithful attendants at once suspected treachery in Alcibiades.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • He dislikes to have me visit Aspasia; and was angry because I danced with Alcibiades.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • I will not punish your fault so severely as Alcibiades ventured to hope.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child


British Dictionary definitions for alcibiades

Alcibiades

noun
  1. 450–404 bc, Athenian statesman and general in the Peloponnesian War: brilliant, courageous, and unstable, he defected to the Spartans in 415, but returned and led the Athenian victories at Abydos (411) and Cyzicus (410)
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Derived FormsAlcibiadean, adjective
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