Lotos-eater

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lotos-eater (Class. Myth) One who ate the fruit or leaf of the lotus, and, as a consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one of the Lotophagi. "The mild-eyed melancholy Lotos-eaters ."
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Usage

In literature:

While I sat like a lotos-eater, forgetful of home and butter-making, a servant brought in a parcel and a note.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 11, No. 22, January, 1873" by Various
The lotos-eater is not its one hero.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
It was the land of the lotos-eaters, and when Ulysses sent messengers to find out where he was, they, too, ate of the lotos fruit.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
At last I have come into dream-land; into the lotos-eater's paradise; into the land where it is always afternoon.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 3" by Various
Read "The Lotos-Eaters," the lyrics in "The Princess," "The Lady of Shallott," "Come into the Garden, Maud.
"The Lure of the Pen" by Flora Klickmann
Read Mr. Tennyson's "Lotos Eaters" if you want to know what the tropics are.
"Siam" by George B. Bacon
She was like a lotos-eater stirring in sleep and just about to open her eyes.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
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