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centauresque Explained

centauresque at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-ad » j
  • Having attributes like those of the mythical centaur.
  • 2011, Gérard Gavarry, Jane Kuntz, Making a Novel, p. 60:
  • : More distrustful and irritable than ever, in this section, this watchdog character was to be obsessed with the centauresque likeness of my four boys.
  • 1911, "The Centaurs", The Nation: Volume 92, p. 212:
  • : Here they take on their true centauresque form, each one mounting a hired courser and clattering through the town in the direction of the Wood of Verrières.
  • By extension, having the characteristics of two things combined together; hybridized; chimeric.
  • 2007, Patricia Kathleen Page, Zailig Pollock, The Filled Pen: Selected Non-fiction, p. 68:
  • : Message and method merge, centauresque, to assist him.
  • 1993, Albert Russell Ascoli, Victoria Ann Kahn, Machiavelli and the Discourse of Literature, p. 252:
  • : Machiavelli begins chapter 26 by asking if the times are right for a "new prince" in Italy, one "prudente e virtuoso," like Borgia, like the profeta armato, like the hybrid centauresque monster to be composed of Machiavelli's counsel and Medicean power.
  • 1863, Category: w - :Elizabeth Barrett Browning|Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Greek Christian poets and the English poets, p. 160:
  • : We are of opinion in any way, that the grace is more obvious than the strength ; and there may be something centauresque and of twofold nature in their rushing mutabilities, and changes on passion and weakness.

  • Translation: fr » centauresque
    Translation: ko » centauresque