Cassandra

Definitions

  • Cassandra Calyculata, D. Don. / Andromeda Calyculata, L
    Cassandra Calyculata, D. Don. / Andromeda Calyculata, L
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cassandra (Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never believed
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cassandra In botany, a genus of ericaceous plants, of a single species, native of the cooler portions of Europe, Asia, and North America. C. calyculata is a low shrub of the northern United States, with coriaceous evergreen leaves (hence its common name of leather-leaf), and cylindrical white flowers appearing in early spring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cassandra kas-an′dra a daughter of Priam, king of Troy, beloved by Apollo, who gave her the gift of prophecy, but not of being believed—hence any one who takes gloomy views of the political or social future.
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Usage

In literature:

Cassandra, Greek, a reformer of men.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Fedeli, Cassandra, 28, 30.
"Lucretia Borgia" by Ferdinand Gregorovius
Her limbs were tremulous; she seemed a little Cassandra, in nervousness.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
And they led Cassandra away, blind with weeping.
"The Ruinous Face" by Maurice Hewlett
Since I arrived in America in March, 1917, I have been like Cassandra, the prophetess fated to be right, but never believed.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
The sun is coming round again; that's certain; Cassandra said so.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
The gods kept their secrets by telling them to Cassandra, whom no one would believe.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
Now surely after that plea you aren't going to desert poor Cassandra?
"Tabitha at Ivy Hall" by Ruth Alberta Brown
Nor has the Editor forgotten how it fares with your ill-boding Cassandras in Sieges of Troy.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
The witch Endora, like a Cassandra, smells the past, and speaks of evil.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Poppins, indeed, had hinted his suspicions, but in the way of prophecy Poppins was a Cassandra.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
This is the Cassandra of which you wrote me.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
She alone grasped the situation, as Walter and Miss Cassandra were seated with their backs to the stranger.
"In Château Land" by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Now, speaking of dinner, do you mind taking these potatoes to Cassandra as you go by the kitchen door?
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
I am still a single cynic; she is still Cassandra Brown!
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
There was another baby girl, called Cassandra.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Oh, Cassandra, for Heaven's sake let us devise a method by which men may bear children!
"Monday or Tuesday" by Virginia Woolf
But of what benefit to me is this fatal, this Cassandra gift of foreseeing?
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
I was not less surprised than the shepherd-boy (this simile is to be found in Cassandra) when he sees a thunderbolt fall close at his feet.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Nor could Cassandra, during these four years, hear aught of her exiled lover.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
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In poetry:

You ask me, my heavenly Maid !
Why my fancy is thus prone to wander,
Why the vows that to you once were paid
Are now given alone to Cassandra.
"The Inconstant" by Laura Sophia Temple
See toward the conqueror's car
Step the purple Queen whose hate
Wraps red-armed her royal mate
With his Asian tempest-star:
Now Cassandra views her Fate.
"Cassandra" by George Meredith
It has imagined Virgil, Helen and Cassandra;
The sack of Troy, and the weeping for Hector —
Rearing stark up 'mid all this beauty
In the thick, dull neck of Ajax.
"Talking With Soldiers" by Walter James Turner
A prophet that, Cassandra-like,
Tells truth without belief;
For headstrong Youth will run his race,
Although his goal be grief: -
Love's Martyr, when his heat is past,
Proves Care's Confessor at the last.
"Advice to a Lover" by Anonymous British

In news:

Constantin Picks Up Movie Rights to New Fantasy Series From Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.
Critics' Picks Don't Miss Cassandra Wilson Tonight at the Schermerhorn.
CASSANDRA HENDERSON-HORSLEY Guest columnist.
(middle and back, from left) Cassandra Rife and Justin Walter.
"We will fight this to the very end," said Cassandra Welchlin of the Mississippi Low Income Childcare Initiative.
Clare , S&S Team Up for Shadowhunters Spinoff, in P and E. A "story cycle" is how Russell Galen, agent of bestselling author Cassandra Clare , describes the new project she's just signed to do with Simon & Schuster.
People affected by the power outages from Hurricane Sandy wait in a two-hour line at a gas station to buyfuel for generators in Madison Park, N.J. Is Sandy a 'Cassandra'.
The remnants of a roller coast sits in the surf three days after Hurricane Sandy came ashore in Seaside Heights, N.J. Is Sandy a 'Cassandra'.
Men inspect damage to a beach club destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Sea Bright, N.J. Is Sandy a 'Cassandra'.
People try to open their garage in the flood waters in Hoboken, N.J. Is Sandy a 'Cassandra'.
Fonda-Fultonville's Cassandra Egelston and Lindsay Therrien were among those named to the recently announced Colonial Council girls soccer all-star team.
Journal Graphic by Cassandra Sherrill.
Cassandra Watson, on her daughter's diagnosis .
Emily adopts some special diversion tactics to get between Will and Cassandra.
Michael Zamora/Caller-Times Freshman Cassandra Huff (left) and her sister junior Denali Huff practice their competition duet Nov 13 after school at Ray High School.
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In science:

Due to the model generality, POMDPs have found a variety of potential applications in reality (Monahan, 1982; Cassandra, 1998b).
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
Such a belief state is called a witness point of α because it testifies to the fact that α is useful (Kaelbling, Littman, & Cassandra, 1998).
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
When a value function is representable by a finite set of vectors, there is a unique minimal set that represents the function (Littman, Cassandra, & Kaelbling, 1995).
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
One example is the slotted Aloha protocol problem (Bertsekas & Gallagher, 1995; Cassandra, 1998a), where the state of the system consists of the number of backlogged messages and the channel status.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
The first domain is the path planning problems (Cassandra, 1998a).
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
The authors thank Tony Cassandra and Eric Hansen for sharing with us their programs.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
Littman, M. L., Cassandra, A. R., & Kaelbling, L. P. (1995). Efficient dynamic programming updates in partially observable Markov decision processes.
Restricted Value Iteration: Theory and Algorithms
Furthermore, new business models behind today’s Internet systems have led to the development of large-scale storage systems such as Dynamo, BigTable and Cassandra, with associated processing capabilities, such as Hadoop .
A Case for a Global Information Network
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