Terence

[ter-uh ns]
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noun

Publius Terentius Afer, c190–159? b.c., Roman playwright.
a male given name: taken from a Roman family name.

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  • He resolved to pretend to be dumb, and he charged Terence not to betray him.

  • That, if you will pardon me, Sir Terence, is quite impossible.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • And he was so insistent that no one should know, not even Terence.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • And this unsympathetic Sir Terence did not explain them to you?

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • "Of course not," said Sir Terence, cutting in and speaking sharply.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for terence

Terence

noun

Latin name Publius Terentius Afer. ?190–159 bc, Roman comic dramatist. His six comedies, Andria, Hecyra, Heauton Timoroumenos, Eunuchus, Phormio, and Adelphoe, are based on Greek originals by Menander
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