[ nish-ee-uhs ]
/ ˈnɪʃ i əs /
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died 413 b.c., Athenian statesman and general.
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How to use Nicias in a sentence
This Nicias was an honest man; but he was unfortunately rather dull, and very slow about deciding anything.
A large fleet was prepared, and Nicias, Lam´a-chus, and Alcibiades were chosen generals of the expedition.
Yet with what superstition they have been beheld since the Tragedy of Nicias and his Army, many examples declare.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
The characters of Nicias and Laches are indicated by their opinions on the exhibition of the man fighting in heavy armour.
At their request, Nicias and Laches have accompanied them to see a man named Stesilaus fighting in heavy armour.
British Dictionary definitions for Nicias
/ (ˈnɪsɪəs) /
died 414 bc, Athenian statesman and general. He ended the first part of the Peloponnesian War by making peace with Sparta (421)
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