American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Pisistratus Died 527 B.C. Athenian tyrant (560-527) remembered for encouraging athletic contests and literary efforts.
- n. alternative spelling of Peisistratus.
“Mr. Leaf fills up the gap in the sense, after "Pisistratus" thus, "for it was he”
“Pisistratus," said my father, "you reason by synecdoche, -- ornamental, but illogical;" and therewith, resolved to hear no more, my father rose and retreated into his study.”
“Pisistratus," whispered my father at last, and I stole near, hushing my breath, -- "Pisistratus, if your mother were here!”
“Pisistratus," said my father, softly, "I fear you have forgotten the saffron bag.”
“Last, there is the old hypothesis of Wolf: "Pisistratus" (about”
“Pisistratus," said my father one evening, as he arranged his notes before him and rubbed his spectacles, "Pisistratus, a great library is an awful place!”
“Pisistratus," said he gravely, and looking round him, "your mother!”
“In addition to this, it will be seen that the Cities where the People are Princes, make the greatest progress in the shortest time and much greater than those who have always been under a Prince, as Rome did after the driving out of the Kings, and Athens did after they were free of Pisistratus.”
“The tyrant Pisistratus typically found a gorgeous woman, put her in a chariot, and announced she was the goddess Athene.”
“Hipparchus was one of the sons of Pisistratus, tyrant of Athens.”
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