from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Brutus, Marcus Junius 85?-42 B.C. Roman politician and general who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar. In the subsequent power struggle with Mark Antony and Octavian, Brutus was defeated at the Battle of Philippi and committed suicide.
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- proper n. A male given name of historical use only.
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- n. A former mode of dressing the hair, in which it was brushed back from the forehead, and worn at first in disorder, afterward in close curls.
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- n. statesman of ancient Rome who (with Cassius) led a conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar (85-42 BC)
Nor would he afterwards listen to some who spoke against Brutus, when the conspiracy against him was already afoot, but laying his hand on his body, said to the informers, Brutus will wait for this skin of mine, intimating that he was worthy to bear rule on account of his virtue, but would not be base and ungrateful to gain it.
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At the close the triumphant Antony briefly pauses to pays homage to what he calls Brutus '"general honest thought," that is, his ethical motivation:
Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves that we are underlings.
Brutus is much more famous now, than he otherwise would have been, as a consequence of being a character in a historical play by William Shakespeare, regarding Julius Caesar, which was first staged in 1599.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.
'The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.'
'The fault, dear Brutus, is in ourselves, that we are underlings' Discuss.
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
"Men, at some time are masters of their fate; the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves," and ourselves, I take to mean the more or less human beings who create conditions and must abide by those conditions which they create.