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  1. Cicero, Marcus Tullius.
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  1. Marcus Tul·li·us [tuhl-ee-uh s] /ˈtʌl i əs/, Tully, 106–43 b.c., Roman statesman, orator, and writer.
  2. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.
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Examples from the Web for tully

Historical Examples

  • The latter part of her remark was quite true, and Tully knew it.

    The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton

    Louis Becke

  • "The lancet is a weapon which annually slays more than the sword," says Dr. Tully.

    Medical Essays

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • He had a shot through him, and nearly had his head cut off with a tully something.

    Burr Junior

    G. Manville Fenn

  • Chaplain Tully and the members of the staff occupied the piazza.

  • Then Hamsa came down and it was just luck that he met you and Tully on the train.

British Dictionary definitions for tully


  1. the former English name for (Marcus Tullius) Cicero
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noun plural -ros
  1. a measure for type that is somewhat larger than the pica
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Word Origin

C19: from its first being used in a 15th-century edition of the writings of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 bc), the Roman consul, orator, and writer


  1. Marcus Tullius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈtʌlɪəs). 106–43 bc, Roman consul, orator, and writer. He foiled Catiline's conspiracy (63) and was killed by Mark Antony's agents after he denounced Antony in the Philippics. His writings are regarded as a model of Latin proseFormerly known in English as: Tully
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tully in Culture


An orator, writer, and statesman of ancient Rome. His many speeches to the Roman Senate are famous for their rhetorical techniques and their ornate style.

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