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
Have explicit, emotionally vulnerable conversations with your platonic loved ones: ask for advice, be critical, share knowledge and validate experiences.
Stamos and Loughlin may have played one of TV's most beloved couples on Full House, but the costars stuck to a platonic relationship off-screen — mostly because they were involved with other people while working on the show.
The fresh fillet of sole, coated in buttermilk and panko and lightly fried, is the platonic ideal of a cutlet.
But this ongoing arrangement, although platonic, is somewhat more personal than a host-and-guest/boss-and-underling setup.
The former Miami Hurricane wide receiver described his accuser as a platonic friend of 10 years.
But the PC OEMs have stepped up their game since then, and the MacBook Air is no longer the platonic ideal of what an ultraportable laptop should be.
The very qualities that characterize the platonic ideal of a wedding invitation –
Beautiful Boy began in early 2014, when Rivera and Lillis were still just platonic friends.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of platonic
First Known Use: 1533See Words from the same year
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