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Brutus

[ broo-tuhs ]

noun

  1. Marcus Jun·ius [joon, -y, uh, s], 85?–42 b.c., Roman provincial administrator: one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.


Brutus

/ ˈbruːtəs /

noun

  1. BrutusLucius Junius6th century bc6th century bcMRomanPOLITICS: statesman Lucius Junius (ˈluːʃəs ˈdʒuːnɪəs). late 6th century bc , Roman statesman who ousted the tyrant Tarquin (509) and helped found the Roman republic
  2. BrutusMarcus Junius?85 bc42 bcMRomanPOLITICS: statesman Marcus Junius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈdʒuːnɪəs) ?85–42 bc , Roman statesman who, with Cassius, led the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar (44): committed suicide after being defeated by Antony and Octavian (Augustus) at Philippi (42)


Brutus

1
  1. An ancient Roman politician who helped assassinate his friend Julius Caesar .


Brutus

2
  1. A character in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare ; one of the assassins of Julius Caesar . ( See Brutus is an honorable man ,” “ Et tu, Brute? and Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears .”)
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Notes

Caesar is said to have addressed Brutus with the words Et tu, Brute?(“Even you, Brutus?”) as Brutus stabbed him. This sentence has become a proverbial response to betrayal.
Brutus is a leading character in the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare .
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Example Sentences

Fearful that he might yet stab them in the back, the British gave him the codename “Brutus.”

Rarely is it ever a cause as noble or as poetic as it was when Brutus stabbed Caesar.

This is like Brutus complaining that he wanted to be invited to Caesar's funeral—and in this case he actually was.

Brutus Cohn, traveling under the passport name of John Lamb, tracked the wheelchair down the sidewalk.

Brutus was getting well, but there would always be a scar on his shoulder, where the sharp-pointed shrub had entered the flesh.

The confusion in this direction is well illustrated by the name of the famous Marcus Junius Brutus.

There were mothers then, as well as in the times of the Gracchi; there were wives as noble as the wife of Marcus Brutus.

A gleam from the lantern showed it; the key-hole was old-fashioned as also described, and in a moment brutus had it open.

In short, in less than half an hour he returned with our old acquaintances, brutus and mephistopheles.

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