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One who loves to have the pre-eminence among others. (3 John 9.)

“Neither a desperate Judas, like the prelate Sharpe [archbishop of St. Andrew’s, who was murdered], that’s gone to his place; nor a sanctuary - breaking. Holofernēs, like the bloodyminded Claverhouse; nor an ambitious Diotrephēs, like the lad [Lord] Evandale … . shall resist the arrows that are whetted and the bow that is bent against you.”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xiv.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Diogenes
Diomed’s Horses
Diomedean Swop
Diomedēs or Diomēd
Dione
Dionysius (the younger)
Dionysos
Diophantine Analysis
Dioscuri
Diotrephes
Dip (A)
Diphthera
Diploma
Diplomacy
Diplomatic Cold (A)
Diplomatics
Diptych [diptik]
Dircæan Swan
Direct Tax
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