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[sin-suh-ney-tuh s, -nat-uh s]
  1. Lucius Quinc·ti·us [kwingk-tee-uh s] /ˈkwɪŋk ti əs/, 519?–439? b.c., Roman general and statesman: dictator 458, 439.
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Examples from the Web for cincinnatus

Historical Examples

  • Cincinnatus had to cut his connections, too, when he took to horticulture.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • It is undecayed since the days of Cincinnatus and the Sabine farm.

  • The dictatorship was fitted to be repudiated by Cincinnatus, and to be espoused by Cæsar.

  • Then said Cincinnatus, being not a little astonished, "Is all well?"

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church

  • He is always Cincinnatus, going back to his peaches and his ploughs.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for cincinnatus


  1. Lucius Quinctius (ˈluːsɪəs ˈkwɪŋktɪəs). ?519–438 bc, Roman general and statesman, regarded as a model of simple virtue; dictator of Rome during two crises (458; 439), retiring to his farm after each one
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