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Demetrius I

[dih-mee-tree-uh s] /dɪˈmi tri əs/
noun
1.
(Poliorcetes) 337?–283 b.c, king of Macedonia 294–286 (son of Antigonus I).
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  • It seems to me that you, demetrius, are well fitted for this mission.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • The stratagem was a good one, demetrius, observed the grand vizier.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • Why, by all the gods, demetrius, why are you staring at him that way?

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • I found him, too, continued demetrius, a kind-hearted and benevolent man.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • For the performance of these conditions hostages were received, among whom was demetrius, Philip's son.

  • That delay, my faithful demetrius, said the grand vizier, was no fault of thine.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • But, surely, the glory of the diamond is, that it is a diamond; not that demetrius has polished and set it.

    Zenobia William Ware
  • The design is grand, but not without its obstacles, observed demetrius.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • But Philip replied that he would hear him, and ordered demetrius to be instantly summoned.

demetrius in the Bible

(1.) A silversmith at Ephesus, whose chief occupation was to make "silver shrines for Diana" (q.v.), Acts 19:24,i.e., models either of the temple of Diana or of the statue of the goddess. This trade brought to him and his fellow-craftsmen "no small gain," for these shrines found a ready sale among the countless thousands who came to this temple from all parts of Asia Minor. This traffic was greatly endangered by the progress of the gospel, and hence Demetrius excited the tradesmen employed in the manufacture of these shrines, and caused so great a tumult that "the whole city was filled with confusion." (2.) A Christian who is spoken of as having "a good report of all men, and of the truth itself" (3 John 1:12).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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