from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Athenian lawgiver and poet. His reforms preserved a class system based on wealth but ended privilege by birth.

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  • proper noun An ancient Athenian statesman and lawgiver, one of the Seven Sages (c.630-c.560 BC).


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From Ancient Greek Σόλων (Solōn).


  • LEGISLATION OF SOLON -- The design of Solon was to substitute a better system for the tyrannical oligarchy, but, at the same time, to keep power mainly in the hands of the upper class.

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  • Zircoa, manufacturer of nonclay refractories in Solon, Ohio, measured the productivity and profits of 10 workers in 10 different jobs.

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  • You could call Solon a European version of Solyndra, the California solar-cell maker that filed for bankruptcy in September after blowing through a $535 million loan guaranteed by U.S. taxpayers.

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  • We have to stop a man called Solon (ph) from destroying a star.

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  • Why, Solon, that is just where the humiliation comes in; they are treated like this not in something like privacy, but with all these spectators to watch the affronts they endure -- who, I am to believe, count them happy when they see them dripping with blood or being throttled; for such are the happy concomitants of victory.

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  • They refused to submit to the unjust enactments of their rulers, and the state fell into such frightful disorder that the governing class, no longer able to control the people, were obliged to call Solon to their aid.

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  • Kelliher called Solon a "good person and a strong legislator" during Kelliher's campaign stop in Rochester:

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  • Families are being encouraged to continue a Catholic education for their children at St. Patrick school in Kent, St. Joseph school in Randolph or St. Rita school in Solon, which is outside the diocese.'s Homepage Articles

  • The turbine known as the Solon Turbine is designed by 28-year-old Dr John Keir.


  • (A Solon is a wise and capable leader, says the dictionary, named for the Athenian legislator.)

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