Examples of platonic in a Sentence
- Whereas in the more northerly clime of England the courtly lover of Malory and the Round Table tended to platonic adoration from afar, the Parisian woman already expected—and received—more earthly devotion. —Alistair Horne, Seven Ages of Paris, 2002
- Relax. The Three Phils are strictly platonic. Yet three-pal business relationships are just as vulnerable to messy implosions as their romantic counterparts. —Anne Marie Cruz, ESPN, 7 Feb. 2000
- … before concluding that your PC is for work and not pleasure, try hooking up a couple of first-rate speakers and then planting yourself in the platonic ideal of the chair. —Fortune, Summer 1998
They had a platonic friendship, not a romantic one.
Our relationship was strictly platonic.
Recent Examples of platonic from the Web
That Into Him - June 2010 While Rihanna believed her relationship with Drake was strictly platonic, Drake seemed to have believed otherwise.
Of course, Logan doesn't interact with women in a platonic capacity, so the night ends with an orgy.
By that point, Walters had long since delivered for her platonic fiancé with her first promotional profile of his shiny young protégé for ABC’s 60 Minutes rival 20/20.
To the disappointment of many fans, especially longtime Canadian followers who have watched them for years, Virtue and Moir maintain that their relationship is strictly platonic — and has always been, except for that childhood blip.
The house is built from basic materials and finished with high-end touches, creating the platonic ideal of low-cost, high-design.
Our interactions were platonic and fun and natural.
Likewise, Clint Capela has emerged as the platonic ideal of a rim-running big.
Yet the film doesn’t dwell on Ted’s drinking habits, treating them matter-of-factly, and Curran implies that his relationship with Mary Jo was strictly platonic.
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Two Meanings of platonic
The two most common senses of platonic come from the same source, yet are different enough in meaning that it is rather important to distinguish between them. The original sense relates to the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato, or to his philosophy. It will always be capitalized. A secondary meaning that also stems from the name of the philosopher describes feelings or a relationship that are characterized by an absence of romance or sex (a platonic relationship in this sense might simply be called a friendship). This sense alludes to Plato’s belief that love between people could be so strong as to transcend physical attachments.
PLATONIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of platonic for English Language Learners
: of, relating to, or having a close relationship in which there is no romance or sex
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