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Diogenes

[dahy-oj-uh-neez] /daɪˈɒdʒ əˌniz/
noun
1.
412?–323 b.c, Greek Cynic philosopher.
Related forms
Diogenic
[dahy-uh-jen-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Diogenean, adjective
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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

Diogenes

/daɪˈɒdʒɪˌniːz/
noun
1.
?412–?323 bc, Greek Cynic philosopher, who rejected social conventions and advocated self-sufficiency and simplicity of life
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