Bohemia

Definitions

  • "The women of Bohemia act as bricklayers' labourers."
    "The women of Bohemia act as bricklayers' labourers."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bohemia a group of artists and writers with real or pretended artistic or intellectual aspirations and usually an unconventional life style
    • n Bohemia a historical area and former kingdom in the Czech Republic
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bohemia A country of central Europe.
    • Bohemia Fig.: The region or community of social Bohemians. See Bohemian n., 3. "She knew every one who was any one in the land of Bohemia ."
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Quotations

  • Djuna Barnes
    Djuna Barnes
    “Well, isn't Bohemia a place where everyone is as good as everyone else -- and must not a waiter be a little less than a waiter to be a good Bohemian?”
  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee%20Williams
    “Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.”

Usage

In literature:

From there there are three or four passes by which we could pour into Bohemia.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
The Austrians drove Frederick the Great out of Bohemia.
"Flag and Fleet" by William Wood
But among the killed was a poor lad from the mountains of Bohemia.
"To The Front" by Charles King
The women of Bohemia work very hard indeed; they help their husbands in all kinds of work.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
One you know, and it reeks in my memory with stale cigars, witless talk, and all the other monotonous symbols of Bohemia.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
For God's sake, see what a realm the kingdom of Bohemia was; and when the Church went down, then fell the glory of the kingdom.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
I found him down in bohemia working on an opera.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
Mobile artillery came on the field with the cart guns of John Zizka during the Hussite Wars of Bohemia (1419-24).
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
Against the higher strata of Bohemia Mrs. Peagrim had no prejudice at all.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
Bohemia and Hungary, though politically parts of the Germanic nations, may well be classed as separate from them in matters of art.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
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In poetry:

Bohemia's mountains echo
Tones of Ziska's drum,
And the nobles see in thought
The modern Hussites come.
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
Hold your tongues! both Swabian and Saxon!
A bold Bohemian cries;
"If there's a heaven upon this earth,
In Bohemia it lies.
"The Happiest Land. (From The German)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Because no warning she at all
Took from Bohemia, Flanders, Gaul,
England is curs'd with this dire pest,
And fares much worse than all the rest.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
Your bow swept over a string, and a long low note
quivered to the air.
(A mother of Bohemia sobs over a new child perfect
learning to suck milk.)
"Jan Kubelik" by Carl Sandburg
Your bow ran fast over all the high strings fluttering
and wild.
(All the girls in Bohemia are laughing on a Sunday afternoon
in the hills with their lovers.)
"Jan Kubelik" by Carl Sandburg
There was an Old Man of Bohemia,
Whose daughter was christened Euphemia,
Till one day, to his grief,
She married a thief,
Which grieved that Old Man of Bohemia.
"Limerick: There was an Old Man of Bohemia" by Edward Lear

In news:

In ST James accident on NY-25A WB at Woodlawn Ave. 45 m ago In Bohemia road construction.
57 m ago In Bohemia road construction.
Linda Smith prepares a meal in the kitchen of Little Bohemia (formerly Little Bo's).
Recently, a little consignment shop called Bohemia Boutique closed in Wailuku.
But with Bohemia, there's a slight wrinkle: a number of consignees are claiming that owner Carey Sutherland never mentioned to them she was closing the store.
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 07, 2012.
13 m ago In Bohemia road construction.
When New Bo Books opened in the historic New Bohemia neighborhood of Cedar Rapids , Iowa, last weekend, it filled a 20-year void for a general independent bookstore.
19 m ago In Bohemia incident cleared on Sunrise Hwy Service Rd EB before Hwy 27/Lakeland Ave.
10 m ago In Bohemia road construction.
Late Wednesday night, several snowmobilers chose to deviate off the Lac La Belle Trail and rode up Mount Bohemia, causing damage to a portion of the hill.
A historic incubator of Greenwich Village bohemia and American theater is slated for the wrecking ball.
15 AM In Suffolk accident cleared on Sunrise Hwy Service Rd WB at Oakdale Bohemia Rd.
Slow traffic from Hwy 27/Locust Ave in Bohemia.
In Suffolk accident cleared on Sunrise Hwy Service Rd WB at Oakdale Bohemia Rd.
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