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Definition of Circus

Circus

  1. A level oblong space surrounded on three sides by seats of wood, earth, or stone, rising in tiers one above another, and divided lengthwise through the middle by a barrier around which the track or course was laid out. It was used for chariot races, games, and public shows.
  2. A circular inclosure for the exhibition of feats of horsemanship, acrobatic displays, etc. Also, the company of performers, with their equipage.
  3. Circuit; space; inclosure.

Circus Quotations

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
George Carlin

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken

A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.
H. L. Mencken

I look like a casual, laid-back guy, but it's like a circus in my head.
Steven Wright

Just as people can watch spellbound a circus artist tumbling through the air in a phosphorized costume, so they can listen to a preacher who uses the Word of God to draw attention to himself. But a sensational preacher stimulates the senses and leaves the spirit untouched. Instead of being the way to God, his 'being different' gets in the way.
Henri Nouwen
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Circus Translations

circus in Dutch is circus
circus in Finnish is sirkus
circus in French is cirque
circus in German is Zirkus
circus in Italian is circo
circus in Spanish is circo
circus in Swedish is cirkus

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