philippic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n philippic a speech of violent denunciation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Philippic Any one of the series of famous orations of Demosthenes, the Grecian orator, denouncing Philip, king of Macedon.
    • Philippic Hence: Any discourse or declamation abounding in acrimonious invective.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Philippic One of a series of orations delivered, in the fourth century b. c., by the Athenian orator Demosthenes, against Philip, king of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, in which the orator proclaims the imminent jeopardy of Athenian liberty, and seeks to arouse his fellow-citizens to a sense of their danger and to stimulate them to timely action against the growing power of Macedon.
    • n Philippic Hence [lowercase] Any discourse or declamation full of acrimonious invective. The orations of Cicero against Mark Antony are called philippics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Philippic fil-ip′ik one of the three orations of Demosthenes against Philip of Macedon, or of Cicero against Marc Antony: any discourse full of invective
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Philippicus, belonging to Philip, Philippic, Gr. , fr. Philip, fond of horses: cf. F. philippique,

Usage

In literature:

Louis Philippe, 69, 107.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
Portraits of Philippe le Roy, Seigneur de Ravels and his wife (p. 78).
"Van Dyck" by Estelle M. Hurll
VII., Polycarp, ad Philipp.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
They first set their affections on a son of Louis Philippe, the King of France, and asked him to be their King.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium" by George W. T. Omond
Napoleon and Louis Philippe are playing the same part as the Suleimans and the Mahmouds.
"Sketches The Carrier Pigeon, The Consul's Daughter, Walstein--Or A Cure For Melancholy, The Court Of Egypt, The Valley Of Thebes, Egyptian Thebes, Shoubra Eden And Lebanon, A Syrian Sketch, The Bosphorus, An Interview With A Great Turk, Munich, The Spirit Of Whiggism" by Benjamin Disraeli
BUTTMANN, PHILIPP KARL (1764-1829), German philologist, was born at Frankfort-On-Main in 1764.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The King of the Belgians had married Princess Louise of Orleans, daughter of Louis Philippe, in 1832.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Horror seized Monsieur Philippe; but Master Rhul was imperative, and the guillotine stood in the near perspective.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
As a quarter to six drew near Philippe was bound to a tree, and the men set to work to load their muskets!
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
To all this tremendous philippic I never replied.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
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In news:

French President Francois Hollande waits for a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, ( PHILIPPE WOJAZER, REUTERS / November 28, 2012 ).
French President Francois Hollande (R) waits for a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, November 27, 2012 REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer.
Philippe Starck's Starck Organic mixer in polished chrome by Axor.
Royals goalie Philipp Grubauer has been named the ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November.
Royals goalie Philipp Grubauer was named the ECHL's Goaltender of the Month for the November.
Courteney Cox and Busy Philipps film a scene for their hit show "Cougar Town" on December 7.
Executive producers, Philippe Carcassonne, Jake Eberts.
Philippe Mexes celebrates his stunning second goal for AC Milan in their 3-1 victory at Anderlecht.
Philippe Mexes wonder goal helps AC Milan progress.
Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson Credit: Philippe Abergel.
Actors Taye Diggs and Busy Philipps announced the nominations for the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.
Photo Copyright @ 2012 Musée du Louvre / Philippe Ruault.
A wonder goal from French international Philippe Mexes helped seven-time winners AC Milan into the last 16 of the European Champions League with a 3-1 win at 10-man Anderlecht Wednesday.
Get the latest news, stats, videos, and more about tennis player Philipp Oswald on ESPN.com.
In Paris , he met Philippe Rispoli, a chef whom he would follow across the pond to Wellfleet.
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In science:

Russell Impagliazzo and Philippe Moser. A zero-one law for RP and derandomization of AM if NP is not small.
A zero-one SUBEXP-dimension law for BPP
Roberts, A new direction for quality of service: Flow aware networking, Proc of NGI, 2005. Philippe Robert, Stochastic networks and queues, Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability Series, vol. 52, Springer, New-York, June 2003. K.
A Flow-aware MAC Protocol for a Passive Optical Metropolitan Area Network
Second author would like to thank Philippe Biane, L´eonard Gallardo, Emmanuel Lesigne, Thierry L´evy and Alain Rouault for some useful comments.
Random right eigenvalues of Gaussian quaternionic matrices
MR2720211 ↑1 [Hie10] Philipp Hieronymi, Defining the set of integers in expansions of the real field by a closed discrete set, Proc.
Groups and rings definable in d-minimal structures
Sommers, Chapter 18 of The Oxford Handbook of Random Matrix Theory, edited by Gernot Akemann, Jinho Baik, and Philippe Di Francesco, Oxford University Press (2011).
The Elliptic Law
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