American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gracchus, Tiberius Sempronius 163-133 B.C. Roman social reformer. Known with his brother Gaius Sempronius Gracchus (153-121 B.C.) as "the Gracchi,” he sought to aid poor farmers through greater subdivision of land but was killed in a riot. Gaius assumed his brother's work, initiating several reforms, and met a similar fate.
“And Gaius Gracchus is what you get when you murder Tiberius.”
“Suppose that one of the suspects is called Gracchus; then there are p-1 cases of the argument in which the argument does not prove Gracchus guilty, and 1 case in which it does.”
“Babeuf -- now self-styled "Gracchus" Babeuf -- defended the men of Thermidor and attacked the fallen terrorists with his usual violence.”
“(See COLLECTIVISM), really emerges only with "Gracchus" Babeuf and his paper, "The tribune of the People", in 1794.”
“To a narrow mind the vendetta is simply an act of justice; to an intellectual hater such as Gracchus it is also a work of reason.”
“T. Gracchus: “the fact of client representation is not privileged” That is a bit misleading.”
“T. Gracchus: Worth noting that the Governor has not yet signed a companion bill which purports to limit the ability of federal agents to enforce law.”
“T. Gracchus: His views on a variety of issues were clearly odd — he believed that portions of the Constitution were effectively meaningless”
“In 117 AD, the satiric poet Juvenal castigated the aristocrat Gracchus for -- well, read on, and see how very "historic" gay marriage, and the response to it, really is:”
“Gracchus gave a dowry of 400,000 sesterces to a cornet player -- or perhaps he'd performed on a straight horn.”
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