Phasis

Part of speech: noun

A phase, as of the moon.

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Usage examples "phasis":

  1. Warned away are all informers and all men of Phasis. - "The Eleven Comedies", Aristophanes et al.
  2. There were no signs of acute agony when this phasis of countenance was to be seen, none of the horrid symptoms of gnawing hunger by which one generally supposes that famine is accompanied. - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.
  3. Alexius Comnenus, a grandson of the wicked emperor Andronicus I., had betaken himself to the Eastern frontiers of the empire when Constantinople fell, and obtained possession of Trebizond and the long slip of coast- land at the south- east corner of the Black Sea, from the mouth of the Phasis to Sinope. - "The Byzantine Empire", Charles William Chadwick Oman.