from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Somebody; one unknown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Somebody; one unknown.


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  • We must correct the Bollandist text: _Inter quos quidam de Assisio puer ac simplicem animum gerens_, by: _quidam de Assisio pium ac simplicem_, etc.

    Life of St. Francis of Assisi

  • She was the daughter of the puissant Charles the Fifth, but her mother was only the daughter of a citizen of Oudenarde; of a "quidam" like the nameless weaver who had thus been burned by her express order.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 10: 1566, part I

  • This is the "quidam" that Cirque du Soleil is celebrating.


  • This "quidam," as she called him -- for his name was beneath the cognizance of an Emperor's bastard daughter -- had by her orders received rigorous and exemplary justice.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 10: 1566, part I

  • Tacitus doesn't mention a name, he only says:quidam in Britanniam rapti et remissi a regulis - some had been carried to Britain and were sent back by little kings reguli.

    Locations: Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

  • They hold it impossible, Deum in pane manducari; and besides they scoff at it, vide gentem comedentem Deum suum, inquit quidam Maurus.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Bilia Dinutum virum senem habuit et spiritum foetidum habentem, quem quum quidam exprobrasset, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • John Major vitis patrum: quidam negavit Christum, per

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Judic. de Sen. Vix aliquis tam absolutus, ut alteri per omnia satisfaciat, nisi longa temporis praescripto, semota judicandi libertate, religione quidam animos occuparis.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [4709] Hostius quidam specula fecit, et ita disposuit, ut quum virum ipse pateretur, aversus omnes admissarii motus in speculo videret, ac deinde falsa magnitudine ipsius membri tanquam vera gauderet, simul virum et foeminam passus, quod dictu foedum et abominandum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy


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