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Stentor   /stˈɛntər/   Listen

A speaker with an unusually loud voice.
The mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes.
Any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor.

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"Stentor" Quotes from Famous Books

... times. He mentions the Kubizeteres, Cretan tumblers, who indulge in a 'stunt' unknown elsewhere. They perform in couples; and when he mentions them, it is in the dual number. Preternatural voices are an Homeric tradition: Stentor "spoke loud as fifty other men"; when Achilles roared at the Trojans, their whole army was frightened. In Crete such voices are said to be still common: shepherds carry on conversations at incredible distances—speak to, and are answered by, men not yet in ...
— The Crest-Wave of Evolution • Kenneth Morris

... memory. The territory of a State must be 'visible as a whole' by one eye, and the assembly attended by all the full citizens must be able to hear one voice—which must be that of an actual man and not of the legendary Stentor. The governing officials must be able to remember the faces and characters of all their fellow citizens.[96] He did not ignore the fact that nearly all the world's surface as he knew it was occupied by States enormously larger than his rule allowed. But he denied that the great barbarian monarchies ...
— Human Nature In Politics - Third Edition • Graham Wallas

Words linked to "Stentor" :   verbalizer, speaker, ciliate, talker, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran, verbaliser, Greek mythology, mythical being, utterer

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