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Ter·ence

 (tĕr′əns) Originally Publius Terentius Afer. 185?-159? bc.
Carthaginian-born Roman playwright. His plays, including Phormio and Adelphi, are largely based on Greek comedies and feature fine dialogue and subtle humor.
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Terence

(ˈtɛrəns)
n
(Biography) Latin name Publius Terentius Afer. ?190–159 bc, Roman comic dramatist. His six comedies, Andria, Hecyra, Heauton Timoroumenos, Eunuchus, Phormio, and Adelphoe, are based on Greek originals by Menander
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Ter•ence

(ˈtɛr əns)

n.
(Publius Terentius Afer) c190–159? B.C., Roman playwright.
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Noun1.Terence - dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)Terence - dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)
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Terence

[ˈterəns] NTerencio
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The pay was eighty-five rupees a month, and Dinah Shadd said that if Terence did not accept she would make his life a "basted purgathory." Therefore the Mulvaneys came out as "civilians," which was a great and terrible fall; though Mulvaney tried to disguise it by saying that he was "Ker'nel on the railway line, an' a consequinshal man."
"I take shame for you, Sorr, coming down here though the Saints know you're as welkim as the daylight whin you do come - an' upsettin' Terence's head wid your nonsense about - about fwhat's much betther forgotten.
"Terence, you're a civilian," said Dinah Shadd warningly.
Shortly after the middle of the century, probably, the head-master of Westminister School, Nicholas Udall, took the further step of writing for his boys on the classical model an original farce-comedy, the amusing 'Ralph Roister Doister.' This play is so close a copy of Plautus' 'Miles Gloriosus' and Terence's 'Eunuchus' that there is little that is really English about it; a much larger element of local realism of the traditional English sort, in a classical framework, was presented in the coarse but really skillful
Meanwhile students at the universities, also, had been acting Plautus and Terence, and further, had been writing and acting Latin tragedies, as well as comedies, of their own composition.
"I don't know what to answer, or who Terence Hewet is," Helen continued, in the toneless voice of a ghost.
It is only dying, and all is over; and according to Terence, a soldier shows better dead in battle, than alive and safe in flight; and the good soldier wins fame in proportion as he is obedient to his captains and those in command over him.
TERENCE said life before his weight loss was full of high-fat takeaways, crisps, chocolate and time alone in his room.
Michael Terence Publishing is a UK-based hybrid publishing house and literary agency founded to give worthy authors a platform to publish their works and to promote their success via online and traditional channels.
Comedian Lawrence Macharia, alias Terence Creative, says he is enjoying fatherhood after welcoming a bouncing baby girl four months ago.
Terence Farrand, 71, a semi-retired builder, has lived in Europe but is clear we should be out of the EU, with no second vote.