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Timon

[tahy-muh n]
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noun
  1. c320–c230 b.c., Greek philosopher.
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Historical Examples

  • Timon gives with both hands, but when he appeals to his friends, is treated as a bore.

    The Man Shakespeare

    Frank Harris

  • All these characteristics are lacking in the works after "Timon."

  • He taught, as it appears, somewhat obscurely at Athens, and for successor had Timon.

  • But his intention of shooting Timon was frustrated, 303 for the brute was nowhere in sight.

  • Timon was in their company and would not have strayed far, so that he had betrayed them.


Word Origin and History for timon

Timon

n.

"misanthrope," from Timon, name of a misanthrope who lived in Athens during the Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.E.), hero of Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens."

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