- Publius Terentius Afer, c190–159? b.c., Roman playwright.
- a male given name: taken from a Roman family name.
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The member of the three-judge panel who dissented from the majority decision, Terence T. Evans, “was right,” Judge Posner said.A Judge Sees the Light on ‘Voter Fraud’ Laws
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Competition could come from Terence Mann, who charms in Pippin, or Charl Brown from the mostly ignored Motown the Musical.Who’ll Win a 2013 Tony Award—and Who Deserves To
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By contrast, behold the flattering work of Terence Cuneo in 1953 and, most famously of all, Pietro Annigoni's portrait from 1955.Another Hideous Royal Portrait!
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Brendan, Brian, Terence, and Kevin kept on with a familiar determination even as they became bone weary.Heroism in the Rockaways After Hurricane Sandy
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He resolved to pretend to be dumb, and he charged Terence not to betray him.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
That, if you will pardon me, Sir Terence, is quite impossible.
And he was so insistent that no one should know, not even Terence.
The rope ladder, Sir Terence's swift glance observed, had disappeared.
Thus Sir Terence, cursing the day when he had mated with a fool.
- 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