Ciceronical

See also: ciceronical

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Either the Latin Cicerō (stem: Cicerōn-) or the Middle English Ciceroun suffixed with the English -ical.

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Ciceronical (comparative more Ciceronical, superlative most Ciceronical)

  1. (obsolete) = Ciceronian
    • 1590, Robert Greene, Never too Late (1600), page 32:
      Hee and Isabel…began to be as Ciceronicall as they were amorous.
    • 1891, Charles A. Ward, Oracles of Nostradamus, “Napoleonic Rule”, page 251:
      But this man’s words are spirit itself, and burn their niche in Time, to last as long as that will. Take two of them: “Soldiers, forty centuries look down upon you!” and again, “Behold the sun of Austerlitz!” When you speak, speak thus to men; such words are deeds; and come not as from one who beateth the air to the pitchpipe of the tibicen Ciceronical, but as the bullet to its butt; speak swordpoints, that press between the joints and marrow.
    • 1914, Western Christian Advocate LXXX, page 10:
      He had a very pleasant smile, had old Thomas Richardson, and a gracious way of performing his ciceronical duties. It was plainly a labor of love, due to the old mansion and the master who had made it famous.

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