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  • noun Plural form of Grecian.

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Examples

  • Hellenes gave their name to the population of the whole peninsula, although the term Grecians was subsequently applied to them by the

    Mosaics of Grecian History

  • When the fated horse leapt down on the steep towers of Troy, bearing armed infantry for the burden of its womb, she, in feigned procession, led round our Phrygian women with Bacchic cries; herself she upreared a mighty flame amid them, and called the Grecians out of the fortress height.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • When the Grecian states knew no other tools than the axe and the saw, the Grecians were a great, a free, and a happy people.

    The Contrast

  • When the Grecian states knew no other tools than the axe and the saw, the Grecians were a great, a free, and a happy people.

    The Contrast: A Comedy

  • They particularly applied themselves to the Hellenist Jews, here called the Grecians, that were at Antioch.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Remember George Bush calling the residents of Greece "Grecians"?

    Look, Obama just doesn't make gaffes, OK?

  • Bush had been ridiculed for calling Greeks "Grecians," but the press merely shrugged when former POW McCain used the word "gooks" to describe his North Vietnamese jailers and remarked that he "hates" the French.

    Pumping Iron, Digging Gold, Pressing Flesh

  • "Grecians" are Greeks in his mind and "when in Rome, do as the Romanians do" (OK, Bush never said that but in fairness he probably thought it).

    Lionel Beehner: How to Judge the Candidates' Foreign Policy Experience

  • By the "Grecians" are meant those Jews of foreign birth and education who had adopted Greek customs and the Greek language so entirely, that some even of their most learned men did not understand Hebrew {17} but read the Scriptures of the Old Testament in the Septuagint Version.

    A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient)

  • The word "Grecians" in Acts 11: 20 should be "Greeks," denoting the heathen Greeks of that city, as rendered in the Revised

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

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