Cynthia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Cynthia (Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Cynthia In mythology, one of the names given to Artemis (Diana), from her reputed birthplace, Mount Cynthus in the island of Delos.
    • n Cynthia Hence In poetry, a name of the moon, the emblem of Diana.
    • n Cynthia In zoöl.: A genus of nymphalid butterflies, containing such as the painted-lady, C. cardui.
    • n Cynthia A genus of simple sessile tunicaries, of the family Ascidiidæ, with coriaceous body-wall and four-lobed oral and atrial orifices, Savigny, 1827.
    • n Cynthia A genus of crustaceans.
    • n Cynthia A genus of Coleoptera.
    • n Cynthia A genus of Diptera.
    • n Cynthia [lowercase] In botany, the Virginia *goat's-beard (which see).
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Usage

In literature:

I had not seen Miss Cynthia West, the younger sister, before, and I found the two women very unlike.
"Old Friends and New" by Sarah Orne Jewett
At the sight of Cynthia another poet was born.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
But his wife, Mrs. Cynthia Thoreau, who was half a head taller than he, could, and did, talk enough for both.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
Every hour a new Cynthia attracted his attention.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
Janet cast herself upon Cynthia.
"Harper's Round Table, June 25, 1895" by Various
The roars increased, and Cynthia concluded that it was about time to interfere.
"Harper's Round Table, July 2, 1895" by Various
When Cynthia asked at Mrs. Parker's door if that lady were at home it was not necessary for her to give her name.
"Harper's Round Table, July 9, 1895" by Various
Cynthia is all the sister I want.
"Harper's Round Table, July 16, 1895" by Various
Cynthia walked down the path to meet her, holding Janet and Willy by either hand.
"Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895" by Various
It was a warm, lazy-feeling day for all but Cynthia.
"Harper's Round Table, July 30, 1895" by Various
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In poetry:

CYNTHIA.
Stay, 't is rashness
Here to come, for, full of wonders,
Full of terrors is this garden.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
They rise in vain, ah me! in vain
Are scatter'd in the wind;
Cynthia does not know the pain
That rankles in my mind.
"Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of Spring" by William Shenstone
CYNTHIA.
Though thou dost thy best to guard thee,
While I gloss the words she singeth
To my genius thou must hearken.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
For death—what do I say? Yes, death
Must surely end my days,
If cruel Cynthia slights my faith,
And will not hear my lays.
"Ode to Cynthia, on the Approach of Spring" by William Shenstone
CYNTHIA.
Thus by showing us the value
Thou upon the victory settest,
We may understand that thou
Meanest in the lists to enter.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
IV. Cynthia, tune harmonious Numbers;
Fair Discretion, string the Lyre;
Sooth my ever-waking Slumbers:
Bright Apollo, lend thy Choir.
"Song," by Alexander Pope

In news:

A year ago in April, the government says, the accused operative known as Richard Murphy and his supposed wife, "Cynthia Murphy," booted up a computer in their comfy suburban Montclair, N.J.
Bill Leff learns about bringing the best in your strong-willed child when he's joined by Cynthia Thomas, author of 'You Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded)'.
There's a lot of doomsday preppers in Tucson, but you wouldn't know it says prepper Cynthia Burrell.
Republican Kenneth C Boyd and Democrat Cynthia Neff field questions during a forum for the candidates for the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.
Cynthia and Kerry Symons .
Cynthia Leroux said her roommate, Tina Tideman, left her and Tideman's daughter stranded after the home they rented was burned on Bunker St in Redding on Sun.
Cynthia Dias-Reid winds a clock yesterday at the Willard House.
Her husband, Robert, and daughters Cynthia, Carla and Casey.
Cynthia Viejo of Montague, Miller & Co 981-4562.
Cynthia Viejo of Montague Miller & Co 973-5393.
The march began around 7 pm, and had already dispersed by around 8:30 pm, according to Officer Cynthia Espinoza.
Cynthia McKinney- Annie Machon- Dedon Kamathi.
Highland Hospital nurse Cynthia Jackson.
Nurse Assistant Cynthia Y Johnson administers care at Oakland's Highland Hospital in the medical-system documentary The Waiting Room .
Nurse Assistant Cynthia Y Johnson administers care at Oakland's Highland Hospital in the medical-system documentary The Waiting Room.
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In science:

Through the MIT Graduate Christian Fellowship, I found friends in Jon, Colin, Jeff, Wouter, Mary, Kevin, John, Ken, Bethany, Cynthia, Eric, Kyle, Stephen, Stephen and others.
Local Hamiltonians in Quantum Computation
Horia Petrache for conducting the NQDs size measurement by small angle X-ray scattering and Cynthia Wassall for preparing the SIL.
Measurement of the separation dependence of resonant energy transfer between CdSe/ZnS core/shell nanocrystallite quantum dots
The authors thank observing assistants Joel Aycock, Heather Hershley, Carolyn Parker, Gary Puniwai, Chuck Sorenson, Terry Stickel, and Cynthia Wilburn and support astronomers Randy Campbell, Al Conrad, Marc Kassis, Jim Lyke, and Hien Tran for their help in obtaining the observations.
Rotational Velocities of Individual Components in Very Low Mass Binaries
Danny Dolev, Cynthia Dwork, and Larry Stockmeyer.
A New Look at Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Generals
The local staff at Snowmass assisted admirably with lodging reservations for participants, but the innumerable aspects of registrations, negotiations with vendors, and daily logistics have fallen on the shoulders of the dedicated and most capable Secretariat headed by Cynthia Sazama of Fermilab.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005
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