• WordNet 3.6
    • n Brutus statesman of ancient Rome who (with Cassius) led a conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar (85-42 BC)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1997, the record for the highest skydive by a dog at 4,572 feet was established by a dog named Brutus
    • n Brutus A former mode of dressing the hair, in which it was brushed back from the forehead, and worn at first in disorder, afterward in close curls. The style seems to have originated in Paris at the time of the Revolution (1793–94), when it was the fashion to imitate the contemporary conception of Roman antiquity. As transplanted to England, the style lasted longer than in France. The word is now used for a lock of hair brushed upward and backward from the forehead.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brutus brōō′tus a kind of wig: a way of wearing the hair brushed back from the forehead, popular at the time of the French Revolution, when it was an affectation to admire the old Romans, as Brutus.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “A friend should bear a friend's infirmities, But Brutus makes mine greater than they are.”


In literature:

From the smoking ruins of Pergamus came Francus, father of the French, and AEneas, father of Brutus and of the Britons of England.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
A Brutus, for that ambition which is misnamed patriotism, can trample on all human ties.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
Caesar would again be the tyrant, and the sword of Brutus would once more fulfil its mission.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
Booth, Junius Brutus, 176.
"The Facts About Shakespeare" by William Allan Nielson
A ditto of Silius Brutus.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
I have done no more to Caesar than you shall do to Brutus.
"The Ontario High School Reader" by A.E. Marty
The first is Brutus, of all the people in the world.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
This Brutus never struck me as an unpleasant man to meet, but he did Caesar.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873" by Various
The father of Wakono was undoubtedly no Brutus.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
That young lady liked the noble knight, but Brutus-like, loved Bathurst more.
"The Youth of Jefferson" by Anonymous
On Plutarch's lives of Julius Caesar, Brutus, and Antony, Shakespeare based his historical tragedy of 'Julius Caesar.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
It is a bad guardian of youth, as Brutus said he didn't think that person had spent his youth well who had not learnt how to say No.
"Plutarch's Morals" by Plutarch
At the same hour, surrounded by appalling perils, agitated by foreboding thoughts, the last Brutus met his Evil Genius.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
Antony listened to the argument of Brutus that Caesar had been removed for the good of Rome.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Julius Caesar interested me; but Brutus filled me with exaltation.
"Confessions of a Book-Lover" by Maurice Francis Egan
We may, therefore, yield a good degree of credence to what Brutus has told us.
"Ups and Downs in the Life of a Distressed Gentleman" by William L. Stone
But Brutus judged that the answer of the god had another signification than this.
"Stories From Livy" by Alfred Church
Junius Brutus Booth was the son of an eccentric silversmith of London, and was born there in 1796.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
That Brutus had slain Caesar.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Even with all of the safeguards, under the control of the ablest statesmen, Caesar frequently meets his Brutus.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing

In poetry:

Of Brutus' blood, in Brittaine borne,
King Arthur I am to name;
Through Christendome and Heathynesse
Well knowne is my worthy fame.
"The Legend of King Arthur" by Thomas Percy
O Brutus! voller tiefen Sorgen
Seh ich dein Herz fuer Rom zerteilt.
O Freund! noch einen freien Morgen,
So hat die Knechtschaft uns ereilt.
"Die Wider Den Caesar Verschworne Helden" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Du? deinem Freunde? Brutus! Goetter!
Rom steht, wenn Brutus Brutus ist.
Schon war ein Brutus Roms Erretter;
Komm! zeige, dass du beide bist.
"Die Wider Den Caesar Verschworne Helden" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Wenn Caesar Rom will unterdruecken,
Muss Brutus ihn zur Strafe ziehn.
Ich will den Dolch ins Herz ihm druecken:
Mit Zittern zwar, doch drueck ich ihn.
"Die Wider Den Caesar Verschworne Helden" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Night is the time for care;
Brooding on hours misspent,
To see the spectre of Despair
Come to our lonely tent;
Like Brutus, 'midst his slumbering host,
Summoned to die by Caesar's ghost.
"Night" by James Montgomery
"Undisbranched of the storms that disroot us,
Of the lures that enthrall unenticed;
The names that exalt and transmute us;
The blood-bright splendour of Brutus,
The snow-bright splendour of Christ.
"Tenebrae" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Brutus 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl.
' Julius Caesar ' is Brutus' show at McCadden Place Theatre.
London's Donmar Warehouse is to present an all-female production of Julius Caesar with Phyllida Lloyd directing a cast that includes Harriet Walter as Brutus.
A group of volunteers who participate in a kestrel nesting box program will be meeting at 10 am on Saturday, Nov 17, at the Little Traverse Conservancy's Chaboiganing Nature Preserve east of Brutus near Burt Lake.
Winter Storm Brutus is bringing the snow this weekend.
In this powerful drama Shakespeare examines themes of ambition, loyalty and guilt when the idealistic Brutus, Cassius and others conspire to assassinate Caesar.
This is a repeat breeding of the awesome Lonestar Brutus and Anamita Aria.
Of course, dear Brutus, the fault is not in our stars, but in our cars.
Curiously, Clare Dunne, who plays both a gun-toting, IRA-style Octavius and Brutus's wife, Portia, expatiating on the diminished role of women, was better as the man.
Cayuga County detectives say vandals struck the Weedsport Rural Cemetery in the Town of Brutus.
Brutus Stallings " Chubby " Bridgers, 83, passed away Wednesday at Wake Medical Center.
Pets and Beasts Critter Of The Week: Meet Brutus.
Brutus sniffs around Mitt Romney during an event in which dogs 'vote' by choosing a treat to eat from one of two mats with the candidates' pictures.
STILLWATER — Even Popeye needed spinach to defeat Brutus.
HardDrive XL is an expansion of Lou Brutus' original show that airs on Saturday nights - hardDrive .

In science:

The authors acknowledge ETH Zurich for CPU time on the Brutus cluster.
Evidence of a glass transition in a 10-state non-mean-field Potts glass
The authors thank ETH Zurich for CPU time on the Brutus cluster, and Amnon Aharony and Daniel Silevitch for useful discussions.
Novel disordering mechanism in ferromagnetic systems with competing interactions
We would like to thank ETH Zurich for CPU time on the Brutus cluster, Texas A&M University for CPU time on the Eos cluster, as well as the C. v. O.
Are the diluted antiferromagnet in a field and the random-field Ising model in the same universality class?
Multiple suites of simulations were started at the IAS using the aurora computing cluster (managed by Prentice Bisbal, James Stephen et al.) and finished on the Brutus computing cluster at ETH Z ¨urich (managed by Olivier Bryde et al.).
Atmospheric circulation of tidally locked exoplanets: a suite of benchmark tests for dynamical solvers
The calculations were run on the Brutus cluster at ETH Zurich.
Nonthermal symmetry broken states in the strongly interacting Hubbard model