Cincinnatus [sin-suh-ney-tuh s, -nat-uh s] EXAMPLES| noun Lucius Quinc·ti·us [kwingk-tee-uh s] /ˈkwɪŋk ti əs/, 519?–439? b.c., Roman general and statesman: dictator 458, 439.

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  • Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for cincinnatus Historical Examples of cincinnatus

  • Cincinnatus had to cut his connections, too, when he took to horticulture.

    Tony Butler

    Charles James Lever

  • It is undecayed since the days of Cincinnatus and the Sabine farm.

    Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846


  • The dictatorship was fitted to be repudiated by Cincinnatus, and to be espoused by Cæsar.

    Napoleon the Little

    Victor Hugo

  • Then said Cincinnatus, being not a little astonished, “Is all well?”

    Stories From Livy

    Alfred Church

  • He is always Cincinnatus, going back to his peaches and his ploughs.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • British Dictionary definitions for cincinnatus Cincinnatus noun Lucius Quinctius (ˈluːsɪəs ˈkwɪŋktɪəs). ?519–438 bc, Roman general and statesman, regarded as a model of simple virtue; dictator of Rome during two crises (458; 439), retiring to his farm after each one Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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