American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Cleon Died 422 B.C. Athenian political and military leader who led the democratic faction after the death of Pericles (429 B.C.).
“Cleon dwelleth in a palace, -- in a cottage I. _Cleon and I. _”
“Teutiaplas whispered in Cleon’s ear and the strategos peered at Phrynus.”
“Anyway, a colleague’s currently playing The Warriors game which had me thinking that Cleon is possibly one of the coolest characters with the shortest screen time in the movies.”
“He had the prudence never to name Cleon, though he portrayed him in such a way that it was impossible to mistake him.”
“Perhaps he expresses through "Cleon" some of his own strongest feelings, his insistence on the worth of individuality, his craving for deeper joy, fuller life than this world gives, and his horror of the destruction of personality.”
“And a poem by Browning, "Cleon" would have afforded him another example of”
“The text of "Cleon" is, "As certain of your own poets have said.”
“Cleon walks', 'Cleon' is an instance of such a part.”
“Cleon' belongs to a grand group of poems, in which Browning shows himself to be, as I've said, the most essentially Christian of living poets -- the poet who, more emphatically than any of his contemporaries have done, has enforced the importance, the indispensableness of a new birth, the being born from above”
“Surrey, the "Cleon" of "Childish Recollections" ( 'Poems', vol.i. pp. 101, 102), entered Harrow in April, 1801.”
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