Examples from the Web for solon
I am sure, old Solon toiled hard to make a Roman out of me, and how do I know but it was at your instance?Zenobia|William Ware
In ways devoid of his own vaunted subtlety, it was conveyed to Solon that Little Arcady expected him to do something.
The constitution previous to Solon was an oligarchy of birth.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Beulah fancied him a Solon in sagacity, and a Bacon in wisdom.Wyandotte|James Fenimore Cooper
Solon Denney, you may return that ribbon at once to its owner!
British Dictionary definitions for solon
Word Origin and History for solon
"legislator," 1620s, from Greek Solon, name of early lawgiver of Athens, one of the seven sages. Often, especially in U.S., applied (with perhaps a whiff of sarcasm) by journalists to Congressmen, township supervisors, etc. It also is a useful short headline word.