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Meaning of "a sop to Cerberus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A SOP TO CERBERUS

a sop to Cerberus play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A SOP TO CERBERUS

a shingle short
a shot across someone´s bows
a shoulder to cry on
a sight
a sight for sore eyes
A sizes
a slap in the face
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke
a tad
a tall order
a taste of one´s own medicine
a tempo
a thick ear

WORDS THAT END LIKE A SOP TO CERBERUS

Ahasuerus
antivirus
Belarus
Cerberus
chorus
citrus
Cyprus
Cyrus
Hesperus
Horus
humerus
icterus
kernicterus
Severus
Taurus
thesaurus
trachypterus
uterus
virus
xerus

Synonyms and antonyms of a sop to Cerberus in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a sop to Cerberus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A SOP TO CERBERUS

Find out the translation of a sop to Cerberus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a sop to Cerberus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a sop to Cerberus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

心意到地狱犬
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

una concesión a Cerberus
570 millions of speakers

English

a sop to Cerberus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Cerberus को एक शराबी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

و سوب ل سيربيروس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

подачкой Cerberus
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um calmante para Cerberus
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি Cerberus যাও sop
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

une concession à Cerberus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tepung kepada Cerberus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trostpflaster für Cerberus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

サーベラスへのわいろ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

켈베로스 에 흠뻑 젖은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sop menyang Cerberus
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

một sop để Cerberus
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

செர்பெருவுக்கு ஒரு மகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सर्बरुसला सोपा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cerberus´a bir gezinti
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un contentino a Cerberus
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sop do Cerberus
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

подачкою Cerberus
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un sop la Cerberus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα δωράκι στην Cerberus
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n stukkie te Cerberus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en sop till Cerberus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en sop til Cerberus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a sop to Cerberus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A SOP TO CERBERUS»

The term «a sop to Cerberus» is used very little and occupies the 167.679 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A SOP TO CERBERUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a sop to Cerberus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A SOP TO CERBERUS»

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Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions
... Democratic candidate for president: His far-left supporters know this moderate pose is only a sop to Cerberus, and smile at the campaign-time conversion. Chance 108 And by Michael Saunders in the Boston Globe,
Elizabeth Webber, Mike Feinsilber, 1999
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Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
5332 A Sop to Cerberus 1729 Ames Almanacs 64: He casts a poetical "sop to Cerberus." 1761 Adams D and A 1.223: A sop for Cerberus. 1783 American Wanderer 25: The wonderful efficacy of a sop upon the Dog Cerberus. 1795 Cobbett ...
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
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Purely Objective Reality
A 'Sop to Cerberus' for Traditionalists This way of presenting the matter is certainly accurate, and would have its advantages even if it were only a question of understanding the Latin idea of being knowable according to the ways it is capable ...
John Deely, 2009
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The Facts On File Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions
... a cake of honey and poppy that put him to sleep.This offer offinancial compensation is nothing more than a sop to Cerberus, a bribe to prevent the complainants from going to court. sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal sounding brass or a 345.
Martin H. Manser, David Pickering, 2003
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Semiotics and the Problem of Translation: With Special ...
My insertion of "upon a person" is a sop to Cerberus, because I despair of making my own broader conception understood. (PW:80-8I,1908)J> This point (Peirce's " sop to Cerberus") is also nicely illustrated in the following quotation from the ...
Dinda L. Gorlée, 1994
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Genes in Development: Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm
Putting the word person into his definition thus was ''a sop to Cerberus,'' a limitation of the concept's true reach which he conceded to avoid turning people against the general idea. As a proponent of a biosemiotic understanding I am ...
Eva M. Neumann-Held, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, 2006
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A Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibi ... ...
2. Any thing given to pacify; so called from the sop given to Cerberus, in mythology. Hence the phrase, to give a sop to Cerberus. Sop-in-wine, a kind of pink. Spenser. SOP, v. t. To steep or dip in liquor. SOPE. See SOAP. SOPH, n. [L. sophista.] ...
Noah Webster, 1832
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Punch
A SOP TO CERBERUS. Oh ! Tearem ! Where 's the set of teeth You were so fond of showing. With snap and snarl from out their sheath, At everybody going ? And where 's the growl to all about Distributed impartially, For sins by that keen scent  ...
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A Dictionary of Cliches
At some time or other in the future (something is certain to happen): late C. 18–20 . sop to Cerberus, a ; to give a sop to Cerberus, to pacify, appease, buy off with a promise, a present, a bribe: mid C. 18–20. Cerberus was the watch-dog that ...
Eric Partridge, 2003
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On Translating Signs: Exploring Text and Semio-translation
... which effect I call its Interpretant, that the latter is thereby mediately determined by the former. My insertion of "upon a person" is a sop to Cerberus, because I despair of making my broader conception understood. (PW: 80-81) The absence of ...
Dinda L. Gorlée, 2004

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A SOP TO CERBERUS»

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Martin Carter's lost prison letter
I feel that the appointment of the Advisory Committee by the Governor is nothing more than a sop to Cerberus. It strikes me as an attempt to ... «Stabroek News, Dec 13»
2
Know Your English — What is the difference between 'illicit' and …
What is the meaning and origin of 'a sop to Cerberus'? (Krithika Goyal, Sirsa). First, let us deal with the pronunciation of 'Cerberus'. The first ... «The Hindu, Dec 13»
3
The End of India's Sovereignty Hawks?
Some critics were quick to dismiss this new entity as a toothless body at best and a sop to Cerberus at worst. However, to their surprise and to ... «Foreign Policy, Nov 13»
4
Not Voting and STILL Complaining
Voting is a sop to Cerberus, which even the dullness and vapidity of American discourse cannot hide or justify. If the choices a voter have are ... «Dissident Voice, Jul 10»
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Facing the Future as a Media Felon on the Gulf Coast
A sop to Cerberus. This directive hardly "protects" the people of South Louisiana. HOUMA, La. - The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New ... «Huffington Post, Jul 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. A sop to Cerberus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-sop-to-cerberus>. Mar 2019 ».
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