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Horace

[hawr-is, hor-] /ˈhɔr ɪs, ˈhɒr-/
noun
1.
(Quintus Horatius Flaccus) 65–8 b.c, Roman poet and satirist.
2.
a male given name.
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  • And Horace, too, for that instant was not like the Horace of old times.

  • At the breakfast-table, comfortably near the hearth, sat Horace Milbrey.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Riches take wings, Horace, and a large family and unfortunate investments supplied them to mine.

    Mildred Keith Martha Finley
  • In 1772 Horace Walpole compressed the glories of the place into a few sentences. '

  • Then all three laughed, although Horace but a moment before had looked very grave, and now he was quite white.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for Horace

Horace

/ˈhɒrɪs/
noun
1.
Latin name Quintus Horatius Flaccus. 65–8 bc, Roman poet and satirist: his verse includes the lyrics in the Epodes and the Odes, the Epistles and Satires, and the Ars Poetica
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Word Origin and History for Horace

masc. proper name, from French, from Latin Horatius, name of a Roman gens. The poet was Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.E.). The form Horatio is influenced by the Italian version of the name, Orazio.

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Horace in Culture

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An ancient Roman poet, known for his odes. Horace insisted that poetry should offer both pleasure and instruction.

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