/ (fɪˈlɪpɪks) /

pl n
  1. Demosthenes' orations against Philip of Macedon

  2. Cicero's orations against Antony

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How to use Philippics in a sentence

  • Herennius cut off his head and the hands, pursuant to the command of Antonius, with which he wrote the Philippics.

  • He wrote like a modern Demosthenes, with all political New York to quiver under his Philippics.

  • Rising abruptly, therefore, he broke out at once in one of the plainest Philippics of the sea.

    Miles Wallingford | James Fenimore Cooper
  • They were political Philippics, inspired chiefly by a reckless, undiscriminating spirit of attack.

    Recollections of a Varied Life | George Cary Eggleston
  • It should hardly have been named one of the Philippics, which title might well have been commenced with the second.

    The Life of Cicero | Anthony Trollope