Antony



Mark (Marcus Antonius) 83?–30 b.c, Roman general: friend of Caesar; member of the second triumvirate and rival of Octavian.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

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Thriller Author Steve Berry: How I Write Noah Charney July 10, 2012

Antony is introduced—presumably months after the drama—from the confines of a rehab facility.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Gonzo Act Gina Piccalo September 7, 2010

Antony, a slightly built Brit who once had a music career of his own, is the most convincing of the bunch.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Gonzo Act Gina Piccalo September 7, 2010

Amazonian Field, by Antony Gormley, is one particularly evocative example.
The Hottest Show on Earth Olivia Cole December 9, 2009

She played Cleopatra in a Liverpool production of Antony and Cleopatra last fall.
Kim Cattrall Strips Down Gina Piccalo April 6, 2011

Historical Examples

The books refer to the life of Antony and Cleopatra as being given over to sensuality, licentiousness, profligacy.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Elbert Hubbard

Even Enobarbus is conquered at the last by Antony’s noble magnanimity.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

Antony sat down on the ledge of bricks, swung his feet over, and sat there for a moment, his legs dangling.
The Red House Mystery A. A. Milne

It is as if Antony were forgotten, clean wiped from her mind.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

Her eyes were wide open, vacant of expression, but set upon Antony Ferrara’s ungloved left hand.
Brood of the Witch-Queen Sax Rohmer

noun
Mark. Latin name Marcus Antonius. ?83–30 bc, Roman general who served under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars and became a member of the second triumvirate (43). He defeated Brutus and Cassius at Philippi (42) but having repudiated his wife for Cleopatra, queen of Egypt, he was defeated by his brother-in-law Octavian (Augustus) at Actium (31)

masc. proper name, from Latin Antonius, name of a Roman gens (see Anthony).

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