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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Barbarians

    originally those who could not speak Greek, and ultimately synonymous with the uncivilised and people without culture, particularly literary; this is the sense in which Matthew Arnold uses it.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Barbarians

    The name universally applied by the Romans to wandering or warlike tribes who were unkempt and unshaven.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarians in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarians in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of barbarians in a Sentence

  1. Sir Isaiah Berlin:

    Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.

  2. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  3. President Francois Hollande:

    France will be merciless towards these barbarians from Daesh.

  4. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  5. Stuart Stevens:

    The civilized world raised an army and entrusted it to Right to Rise PAC, instead of fighting barbarians, they decided to try and kill everybody who agrees with them. Crazy. Just crazy.

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