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Junius

[joon-yuh s]
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noun
  1. the pen name of the unknown author of a series of letters published in a London newspaper (1769–72), attacking the British king and his ministers' abuse of royal prerogative in denying John Wilkes his seat in Parliament.
  2. Franciscus,1589–1677, English philologist, born in Germany.
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Examples from the Web for junius

Historical Examples

  • Junius derided the court, "where," he said, "prayers are morality and kneeling is religion."

    Beaux and Belles of England

    Mary Robinson

  • Well, take him out to the barn and you better get after Junius.

    The Shining Cow

    Alex James

  • With a Postscript to the first essay on Junius and his works.

  • Who was this “Junius,” and what was this conspiracy to terrify him?

    Follow My leader

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • I repeat "my sanguine" expectations that "Junius" will yet be "unearthed."


British Dictionary definitions for junius

Junius

noun
  1. pen name of the anonymous author of a series of letters (1769–72) attacking the ministries of George III of England: now generally believed to have been written by Sir Philip Francis
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Word Origin and History for junius

Junius

masc. proper name, from Latin Junius, name of a Roman gens. The pseudonym of the author of a famous series of letters in the "Public Advertiser" from 1768-1772.

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