Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or produced by Phidias, the most eminent artist of the most splendid time of ancient Athens, during the fifth century b. c., the artistic director of the monumental works of Pericles, and the sculptor of the decoration of the Parthenon and of the chryselephantine Zeus of Olympia.

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Examples

  • His hard face was ashen with rage, and he stared at a calendar on the wall with his cold, phidian stare.

    The Valley of the Giants

  • Paterson in which he includes a letter I wrote to him, without my permission, and under somebody else's initials, is a fraud. the man is very spongy, and imagines by repeating the word rock about a hundred and thirty-five times that he can become hard or give the effect of having phidian intellect. "

    orbis quintus

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