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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

person who believes in or advocates the principles of Thomas Hobbes; of, pertaining to, or recalling the principles of Thomas Hobbes

Usage examples (39)
  • Hence, in Hobbesian terms, it was that form of war which encompasses the natural state of man.
  • Is that kind of Hobbesian environment really what VWs should aspire to being?
  • For example: Kagan repeatedly labels "Hobbesian" the international anarchy that he invokes to justify America's muscular unilateralism.
  • This Hobbesian view is widely shared in the Pentagon. for more
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