a) To behave as a misanthrope.

I should be tempted to Timonize, and clap a Satyr upon our whole Species.

b) To cause (someone) to slide into bitter misanthropy, into Timonism.

And it may well be believed, that after the wonderful vital world-revelation so suddenly made to Pierre at the Meadows—a revelation which, at moments, in some certain things, fairly Timonized him—he had not failed to clutch with peculiar nervous detestation and contempt that ample parcel, containing the letters of his Biographico and other silly correspondents, which, in a less ferocious hour, he had filed away as curiosities.

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