• WordNet 3.6
    • n hymeneals the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
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In literature:

Every tufted copse and blooming grove resounded with the notes of hymeneal love.
"Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete" by Washington Irving
Now, in its virgin state, the vulva has another part, not yet named, and this is the hymen, or "maiden-head" as it is commonly known.
"Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living" by H.W. Long
You say, "Love is timid;" well, so is Hymen.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
Hymen thick, vagina, probably small.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
The Biological Significance of the Hymen.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
You're a helpless gaoler, HYMEN!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 100, May 2, 1891" by Various
It was hymeneal solitude, a chamber where Nature lay hidden in the embraces of the sun.
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
O Hymen, you have honored two children of Jupiter.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
Hymen's power Shall seal the rite.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
The hymen is a circular, or semilunar membrane, which imperfectly closes the outer orifice of the vagina in the virgin.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce

In poetry:

The jocund Loves in Hymen's band,
With torches ever bright,
And generous Friendship hand in hand,
With Pity's watery sight.
"Addressed To Miss Macartney, Afterwards Mrs. Greville, On Reading The Prayer For Indifference" by William Cowper
"Once more in soft and sacred bands
Shall Love and Hymen meet;
To-morrow shall unite your hands,
And -- be your bliss complete!"
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Virgin, brighter than the morning,
Haste and finish thy adorning!
Hymen claims his promised day,—
Come from thy chamber, come away!
"Epithalamium" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
There, fondly seated by her side,
The youth her fluttered spirits cheered,
And o'er the eve-empurpled tide
To find the priest of Hymen steered.
"The Origin of the Sail" by Amelia Opie
"To yonder isle amidst the sea,
Which sportive laves those mountains' feet,
Beloved Euphrasia, haste with me,
And there the priest of Hymen meet.
"The Origin of the Sail" by Amelia Opie
Three million women, meant to be
The mothers of the race!
But when war reaps on land and sea
Its harvests for Eternity,
Poor Hymen hides his face.
"Discredited" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

The artificial hymen is a plastic bag filled with yes, fake blood.
On Nov 17, 1920, a daughter of Hymen and Rachel Silverman.
That's if you've shelled out $29 for the Artificial Virginity Hymen.