Ciceronianism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ciceronianism Imitation of, or resemblance to, the style or action Cicero; a Ciceronian phrase or expression. "Great study in Ciceronianism , the chief abuse of Oxford."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ciceronianism The manner or style of Cicero; a Ciceronian phrase or form of expression.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ciceronianism the character of Cicero's Latin style
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.,—L. Cicero, the Roman orator.

Usage

In literature:

They are colours of a Ciceronian rhetoric.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Tough, dogmatic, long of wind is Abbe Maury; Ciceronian pathetic is Cazales.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
He uttered his Ciceronian sentence with the gravity of a pasteboard figure in the toy theatre of one's childhood.
"The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne" by William J. Locke
They are colours of a Ciceronian rhetoric.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
It would have been neither Roman nor Ciceronian, as displayed by Cicero to Pompey.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Rome can boast of no great historian after Tacitus, who should have belonged to the Ciceronian epoch.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
It was only in his grand perorations that he was Ciceronian.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
The age of Queen Anne was compared to the Ciceronian age of Latin, or the age of Aristotle and Plato in Greek.
"The evolution of English lexicography" by James Augustus Henry Murray
It does not seem, however, to be demonstrably older than the Ciceronian age.
"Ancient Town-Planning" by F. Haverfield
But it is neither the Ciceronian person, nor the Chatham face, nor the voice of Antony, that we are to admire in Mr. Tazewell.
"Discourse of the Life and Character of the Hon. Littleton Waller Tazewell" by Hugh Blair Grigsby
Such Ciceronian language cannot have proceeded from the Maid.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
Such, then, is the utmost and highest aim of the Paleyian or the Ciceronian ethics, as they exist.
"The Uncollected Writings of Thomas de Quincey, Vol. 2" by Thomas de Quincey
Some, probably, will deny that they are Ciceronian.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
In the Ciceronian age the general character of the oratory was dignified and graceful.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman
If he had not written "only for the people," we might never have got beyond the purisms of Virgilio, and the Ciceronian imitations of Bembo.
"Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida" by Ouida
These are colours of Ciceronian rhetoric.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
So we must not be deceived by the oratorical effects {204} of a rhetorician like Arnobius or by the Ciceronian periods of a Lactantius.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
What is the sense of this hateful swaggering with the name Ciceronian?
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
Gabriel Harvey, as a Ciceronian of the school of Bembo, was perhaps their last representative.
"A History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance" by Joel Elias Spingarn
He was an orator of the Ciceronian type, and his utterances flashed with the radiance occasioned by the friction of intense thought.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In news:

The mores are enough to make Letitia Baldrige, the guru of social niceties, put down her cup of tea and wring her hands in Ciceronian despair.
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