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[dahy-oj-uh-neez] /daɪˈɒdʒ əˌniz/
412?–323 b.c, Greek Cynic philosopher.
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[dahy-uh-jen-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Diogenean, adjective Unabridged
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  • The air of Diogenes was a soul; therefore it was living, and not only living, but conscious and intelligent.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy Benjamin Franklin Cocker
  • Let us not envy each other; if you were not Diogenes, you would be Alexander.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "You'll spoil me," she warned, jumping to her place on the "throne," and shooting out an ankle that would have unhinged Diogenes.

    Love's Usuries Louis Creswicke
  • In what a profound philosophy was it, then, that Diogenes rolled his tub about the streets!

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • Diogenes, when asked from what country he came, replied, "I am a citizen of the world."

    Familiar Quotations John Bartlett
  • In 1783 he died the death of Diogenes, minus the wit of the cynic.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Is it a sign of manhood to grow into a Diogenes sort of fellow, who sneers at every woman he sees?

    A Double Knot George Manville Fenn
  • "But I am not derided," said Diogenes,  when some one told him he was derided.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • So Diogenes was wont to do, for he went about radiant with health, and with his very body he turned many to good.

  • The function of Diogenes is not performed either by the pulpit or the press.

British Dictionary definitions for Diogenes


?412–?323 bc, Greek Cynic philosopher, who rejected social conventions and advocated self-sufficiency and simplicity of life
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