Examples from the Web for rubicon
David has previously reviewed Holland's In the Shadow of the Sword, Persian Fire, and Rubicon.
The first foot has been placed on the south bank of the Rubicon.Phone Hacking: The Scandal that Changed Everything for the British Press|David Frum|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Another diplomat chose a different cliche: “We have crossed the Rubicon,” he said.
This is the last of a four-part series on Tom Holland's Persian Fire and Rubicon.
Tom Holland's Rubicon tells the story of this competition - and how it destroyed the Republic that had incubated it.
North of this Rubicon the American continent was colonized; south of it, there was not a colonization but a plantation.
"Susan's a wonder," continued Jimmy, taking heart now his Rubicon lay behind him.The Book of Susan|Lee Wilson Dodd
Val was made to realize that now she had crossed the Rubicon.The Open Question|Elizabeth Robins
Gaul on the Italian side of the Alps, with the Rubicon for its boundary to the south.A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence|Cornelius Tacitus
Probably, then, the scheme had some powerful backing; but now Austria had crossed the Rubicon.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for rubicon
Word Origin and History for rubicon
in phrase to cross (or pass) the Rubicon "take a decisive step," 1620s, a reference to a small stream to the Adriatic on the coast of northern Italy which in ancient times formed part of the southern boundary of Cisalpine Gaul; crossed by Caesar Jan. 10, 49 B.C.E., when he left his province to attack Pompey. The name is from Latin rubicundus "ruddy," in reference to the color of the soil on its banks.
Culture definitions for rubicon
A river in northern Italy that Julius Caesar crossed with his army, in violation of the orders of the leaders in Rome, who feared his power. A civil war followed, in which Caesar emerged as ruler of Rome. Caesar is supposed to have said, “The die is cast” (referring to a roll of dice), as he crossed the river.
Idioms and Phrases with rubicon
see cross the rubicon.