Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling Cato the Elder; severe and inflexible.

Etymologies

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Latin Catonianus.

Examples

  • Catonian sentences, or at any rate out of the very heart of Michael

    Don Quixote

  • Scant days before the end of that year Livia Drusa gave birth to a boy, Marcus Porcius Cato Salonianus Junior — a skinny, screeching baby with the Catonian red hair, a long neck, and a nose which sat in the middle of his homely newborn face like a huge hooked beak, utterly inappropriate.

    The Grass Crown

  • The Catonian beak of a nose ill became her, but she did have a beautiful pair of dark grey eyes, and by nature she was a nice person.

    The Grass Crown

  • The determined enmity of the consuls to each other, the high-handed conduct of Cæsar in regard to the senate, his ultimate appointment to the unusual period of five years 'government of the Gauls and Illyricum, were so many blows at the old constitution; and scarcely less offensive to the Catonian

    The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1 The Whole Extant Correspodence in Chronological Order

  • That Catonian figure, with placid countenance and solemn gravity of feature, would readily deceive any one as to the true mental organism within.

    The Philippine Islands

  • The two royal children had once secretly recited, in the house of their stern father, the parts of French tragedies; now their hearts beat again in the single thought of freeing themselves by a Catonian death from a life full of disappointment, confusion, and suffering.

    The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12

  • Manon's songs came to his head, and the sentimental melancholy of eighteenth century Paris with its gambling houses in the Palais Royal where people dishonored themselves in the presence of their stern Catonian fathers, and its billets doux written at little gilt tables, and its coaches lumbering in covered with mud from the provinces through the Porte d'Orleans and the Porte de Versailles; the Paris of Diderot and Voltaire and

    Three Soldiers

  • These noble animals unite use and beauty in such measure that the censor must be of Catonian severity who can refuse them his praise.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • Before long he even made jokes in a Catonian manner; jokes that were not peculiarly witty, but somewhat gruff and boorish, yet significant of a resigned and self-contented mind.

    Democracy, an American novel

  • It's a vicarious Catonian revulsion, the grief and horror of the old Roman.

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