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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Greek bishop of Smyrna who refused to recant his Christian faith and was burned to death by pagans (circa 69-155).

Usage examples (29)
  • Polycarp, which is terribly boring and far more descriptive of the film.
  • "Polycarp," he says, "is urged to declare 'Caesar is Lord;' he is bidden, and he refuses to swear by the 'genius of Caesar.'"
  • "Polycarp," he said abruptly, "I'm going to need you.
  • Polycarp -- which these monumental volumes discuss. for more
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