• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Maiden-meek (Tenn.) meek as a maiden
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In literature:

Long among them was seen a maiden who waited and wandered, Lowly and meek in spirit, and patiently suffering all things.
"Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four." by William H. Elson
Noblest of maidens, ye must learn to bear Meekly the sending of the Gods.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
Well I never cared to see a man maiden-meek.
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
Then the gentle maiden answered meekly, 'Thy will, dear brother, is ever mine.
"Stories of Siegfried" by Mary MacGregor
Among them a maiden, patient and meek in spirit, waited and wandered.
"The Children's Longfellow" by Doris Hayman
So maidenly in manner, so modest and so meek.
"The Nibelungenlied" by Unknown
Seven months ago meek as a dove, playing about the village with maiden-plaited hair.
"Miss Stuart's Legacy" by Flora Annie Steel

In poetry:

Ellen was a maiden fair
With that beauty meek and frail,
Softened by the hand of care
From the red rose to the pale.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
And I see in the doorway a maiden meek,
In her novel duty rife,
With the blushes yet upon her cheek
At the gentle name of wife.
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson
Thou wept'st, meek maiden, mother mild,
Thou wept'st upon thy sinless Child,
Thy very heart was riven:
And yet, what mourning matron here
Would deem thy sorrows bought too dear
By all on this side Heaven?
"The Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin" by John Keble
The midnight lamp gleams dull and pale,—
The maidens twain are weak and frail,—
But Love doth aid his votaries true,
While they the massive bolts undo,—
And a moment hath flown, and the warrior knight
Embraceth his love in the meek moonlight.
"The Daughter Of Plantagenet - Fytte The First" by Thomas Cooper

In news:

Benjamin Britten's comedy Albert Herring takes place in the English countryside where meek mama's boy Albert (tenor Alek Shrader) reluctantly becomes his village's first May King when no maidens of sufficient virtue can be found.