Electra

Definitions

  • Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon
    Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Electra (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Electra One of the Pleiades, 20 Tauri.
    • n Electra [NL.] In zoology: A genus of polyps.
    • n Electra A genus of lepidopterous insects.
    • n Electra A genus of dipterous insects.
    • n Electra A genus of mollusks.
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Usage

In literature:

In a concluding scene we see Electra tormented by the furies of hate and jealousy.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
As Irene approached it she saw Electra Grey coming from the opposite direction, and at the cottage gate they met.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
The six now visible to ordinary sight are Alcyone, Electra, Atlas, Maia, Merope and Taygeta.
"The Astronomy of the Bible" by E. Walter Maunder
They rapped at Electra's door to bring her out.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Electra, coming out with her offerings, found these tokens, and knew that he was near.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
I have never heard anything of Ada, the little Electra of my Mycenae.
"A Letter Book" by George Saintsbury
I always did have an Electra complex.
"Let'em Breathe Space" by Lester del Rey
Then the letters kept coming, and clubs and things kept hounding me, and Electra was always at me.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
Electra also is an ideal type of sisterly love.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
In mythology, Iris was the daughter of Thaumatis and Electra, messenger of Juno of the goddesses and Jove of the gods.
"The Borghesi Astronomical Clock in the Museum of History and Technology" by Silvio A. Bedini
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In poetry:

By all the honey'd store
On Hybla's thymy shore;
By all her blooms, and mingled murmurs dear;
By her whose lovelorn woe
In ev'ning musings slow
Sooth'd sweetly sad Electra's poet's ear:
"Ode to Simplicity" by William Taylor Collins

In news:

Harmonic will add support for HD 1080p encoding at 24fps to its DiviCom Electra 7000 MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) encoder.
10 Things You Don't Know About Women: Carmen Electra .
' Electra ' With a Different Dimension.
On " Electra Heart" ( Elektra ), the British band tries to outpace everything from its successful 2010 debut "The Family Jewels" -- bigger dance beats, broader lyrical concepts and way more drama from Marina Diamandis' acrobatic vocals.
Harley-Davidson FLHTCU Ultra Classic Electra Glide .
Electra's Wedding and the Glorification of Patriarchy.
Carmen Electra was a 32B cup size until she was 27-years-old.
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Electra's Wedding and the Glorification of Patriarchy .
Marina and the Diamonds, Electra Heart * * * ½ (out of four) POP.
We're often asked if there's an inexpensive, easy way to increase the seat comfort of aHarley-Davidson Electra Glide or Road King.
Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic Vs Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager Front View.
2009 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Classic Left Side View.
Electra has a few things to tell us about fathers and daughters.
AAA Electra 99 Closes Its Doors in Anaheim, Looking to Move to Costa Mesa.
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