Cassius



a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Pop, pop, pop, Ali—then Cassius Clay—surrounded the lumbering Scandinavian with zinging leather.
The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull Mark Jacobson March 7, 2014

Another Maximus factor is the august Roman -us ending, with other names like Atticus, Cassius, Augustus and Magnus heating up.
Top Baby Names of the Future Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry, Linda Rosenkrantz December 10, 2009

We first met Muhammad Ali as Cassius Clay — the slender, charismatic 18-year-old light-heavyweight gold medalist in 1960 in Rome.
Why Spectators Sports Thrive or Die Michael Tomasky February 14, 2013

Historical Examples

By such arguments as these Cassius attempted to calm Brutus.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume IV Aubrey Stewart

From love of Cæsar to hate for Brutus and Cassius is but a step.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7 Elbert Hubbard

Above all, contact with Cassius throws into relief the greatness of Brutus.
Shakespeare as a Dramatic Artist Richard G. Moulton

His affection for Cassius is not a virtue to one in especial.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris

The lowest place among the lost souls is occupied by the traitors, Brutus, Cassius, and Judas.
The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 E. Rameur

Cassius tells me that you are thinking of returning to Maine.
Quin Alice Hegan Rice

The home of Cassius Trent, the truest man, the noblest heart, the whitest gentleman the good Lord ever made.
Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch Evelyn Raymond

Roman gens, one of the oldest families of Rome. The conspirator against Caesar was C. Cassius Longinus.

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  • Cassius Longinus

    Gaius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/ (Show IPA), died 42 b.c, Roman general: leader of the conspiracy against Julius Caesar. Historical Examples Cassius Longinus also is present, my wife’s guardian and trustee, a man of the loftiest and most irreproachable character. The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura Lucius Apuleius She had been given to […]

  • Cassivelaunus

    noun 1st century bc, British chieftain, king of the Catuvellauni tribe, who organized resistance to Caesar’s invasion of Britain (54 bc) Historical Examples cassivelaunus had prepared the river for Cæsar, by planting it full of stakes (and had, no doubt, put up a notice-board). Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome On this spot […]



  • Cassock

    a long, close-fitting garment worn by members of the clergy or others participating in church services. a lightweight, double-breasted ecclesiastical coat or jacket, worn under the Geneva gown. a member of the clergy. Historical Examples She was a nettle in which the rustle of the cassock was visible. Les Misrables Victor Hugo He was holding […]

  • Cassolette

    a container for cooking and serving an individual portion of food, usually made of pottery, silver, or paper, or sometimes of baked dough. Historical Examples This is not the same variety as the cassolette described by Leroy. The Pears of New York U. P. Hedrick There appear to be several varieties of cassolette three or […]



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