Saint, died a.d. 76?, pope 67?–76?.
Other definitions for Linus (2 of 2)
a musician and poet, the inventor of melody and rhythm, of whom various stories are told: often identified, through his untimely death, with the harvesting or withering of crops and vegetation.
Also called Linus song . a dirge: originally sung in western Asia to mourn the death of crops being harvested, later sung to mourn the death of Linus or that of Adonis.
a male given name.
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How to use Linus in a sentence
After Linus tells Harrison that he’s moving to a different state at the end of the week, Harrison plans a grand-send off that’s packed with adventure.
Reagan wrote that Linus’ question “touched a nerve” and “continues to haunt me in a very nice way” because it made him think back to the “soul-searching” he did while deciding whether or not to sign California’s bill.This Peanuts Strip Offers a Window Into Ronald Reagan’s Changing Views on Abortion | Olivia B. Waxman | June 1, 2021 | Time
“Guns are almost like Linus’s security blanket,” Dowd-Arrow said.How fear and shootings drive business for the gun industry | Todd Frankel | March 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Of course, all of the things that Linus warned us about back in 1965 have only compounded in the intervening decades.‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is now an Apple TV+ exclusive | Brian Heater | October 22, 2020 | TechCrunch
For example, no one could have predicted the reaction to Michael Emerson's Benjamin Linus.
Now he had paused at the small table by the window, where Polly was waiting to carry some medicine to Linus Hardy.Polly of the Hospital Staff | Emma C. Dowd
But the most glorious festival was that when they celebrated the marriage of Linus, the king's son, with his sweet foster-sister.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2) | Carl Engel
The obvious inference is, that, at the time when this letter was written, Linus was not yet in any position of authority.The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles | Alfred Plummer
Thou rememberest the incident at the pond of Agrippa about which I told thee at the house of Linus on the eve of my departure.Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz
Then both entered the house of Linus, accompanied by the thunder of lions, growing louder and louder.Quo Vadis | Henryk Sienkiewicz