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Quintilian

[kwin-til-yuh n, -ee-uh n] /kwɪnˈtɪl yən, -i ən/
noun
1.
(Marcus Fabius Quintilianus) a.d. c35–c95, Roman rhetorician.
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  • "Assuredly not, but I see your Quintilian in great danger of coming to keep company with my Pliny," answered the doctor.

    The Waif of the "Cynthia" Andr Laurie and Jules Verne
  • Poggio rescued “Quintilian” from the counter of a wood merchant.

    The Library Andrew Lang
  • We find from Quintilian, that Varro likewise composed satires in various kinds of verse.

  • Quintilian tried to stay this tide, and taught that oratory should conceal itself.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • Our ears, however, are hardly fine enough to catch the iambic twang of which Quintilian complains.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • I am now busy with Quintilian and Lucan, both excellent writers.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay George Otto Trevelyan
  • As a literary critic Quintilian exhibits the same sanity that characterizes his educational theory.

    A History of Roman Literature Harold North Fowler
  • The same may be said of other examples adduced, here as afterward, by Quintilian.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
  • Quintilian wrote: "We cannot even speak except in longs and shorts, and longs and shorts are the material of feet."

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • In all this we find that Quintilian only follows his master too closely.

    The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for Quintilian

Quintilian

/kwɪnˈtɪljən/
noun
1.
Latin name Marcus Fabius Quintilianus. ?35–?96 ad, Roman rhetorician and teacher
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