corinthian

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to Corinth, in ancient Greece, or to an order of architecture marked by slender fluted columns with ornate capitals.

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Usage examples "corinthian":

  1. After establishing Corinthian settlers there, they retired home. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
  2. As Josiah and I wuz a- wendin' along on the gallery a- frontin' the lake, I heard a man- he looked some like a minister, too- say to another one, sez he, " The style of this buildin' is Corinthian." - "Samantha at the World's Fair", Marietta Holley.
  3. When the two men, partly by chance and partly by contrivance, came to be on guard at the gate where the tophy now stands, without further ado Praxitas presented himself with his division, taking with him also the men of Sicyon and the whole of the Corinthian exiles. - "Hellenica", Xenophon.