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The Poecile was a portico; portico in Greek is stoa, hence the name of Stoic.

Epictetus, one of the ablest of the Stoic philosophers, was a slave.

The last was the highest flight of Stoic philosophy about marriage.

He is a stoic and a fatalist by nature, but an emotionalist as well.

I am not a stoic, and I have never attempted to appear in that character.

But I reconciled myself to the inevitable, and bore up like a stoic.

In the boy's smile had been the whole of stoic doubt, of stoic acquiescence.

Sextus of Chaeronea, a Stoic philosopher, nephew of Plutarch.

The Stoic system of physics was materialism with an infusion of pantheism.

Tears were something of which her stoic Indian nature was incapable.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "philosopher of the school founded by Zeno," from Latin stoicus, from Greek stoikos "pertaining to a member of or the teachings of the school founded by Zeno (c.334-c.262 B.C.E.), characterized by austere ethical doctrines," literally "pertaining to a portico," from stoa "porch," specifically Stoa Poikile "the Painted Porch," the great hall in Athens (decorated with frescoes depicting the Battle of Marathon) where Zeno taught (see stoa). Meaning "person who represses feelings or endures patiently" first recorded 1570s. The adjective is recorded from 1590s in the "repressing feelings" sense, c.1600 in the philosophical sense.

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