the golden mean.
These noble words were said on the sill of the door, above which was written, “aurea mediocritas.”
The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac
“aurea mediocritas,” exclaimed my uncle, delighted with his quotation.
The Ink-Stain, Complete Rene Bazin
Horace was wrong, mediocre poets may exist (now and then), and he was a wise man who first spoke of aurea mediocritas.
Letters to Dead Authors Andrew Lang
This aurea mediocritas was but little satisfactory to Mme. de Marville.
Cousin Pons Honore de Balzac
This is the aurea mediocritas, or modest competence, the excellence of which was recognized by the ancients.
The Sexual Question August Forel
golden or gilded. brilliant; splendid. characterized by an ornate style of writing or speaking. Historical Examples The night died suddenly and the day was upon them, an aureate god, lavish of splendor. Sir Mortimer Mary Johnston Here and there the falling golden leaves of a pomegranate made an aureate glow on the red-brown earth. The […]
- Aureate language
a style of poetic diction, used originally in 15th-century English poetry, characterized by the use of ornate phrases and Latinized coinages.
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I. Historical Examples Ten aurei should be the highest bid for a maid without guarantees as to skill, health or condition. “Unto Caesar” Baroness Emmuska Orczy “Tell him that he will get a cap full of aurei,” said Petronius. Quo Vadis Henryk […]
a gold coin and monetary unit of ancient Rome, from Caesar to Constantine I. Historical Examples As loyal, at any rate, as men who would sell their souls for an aureus, answered the Spaniard. Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar I will trust you, said Onesimus; and tearing the aureus from the hem of his […]