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Leucippus

noun
  1. 5th century bc Greek philosopher, who originated the atomist theory of matter, developed by his disciple, Democritus
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Historical Examples

  • Their names often signified some quality of a horse; as Leucippus, a white horse, &c.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • In his physical theories Epicurus followed Leucippus and Democritus.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • The melancholy bearing of Leucippus had touched her with pity.

  • And here she challenged Leucippus before his father to speak the worst of her.

  • Epicurus accepted the theory of Leucippus, and applied it all round.