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damocles meaning and definition

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Definition of Damocles (noun)

  1. the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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