Lucretia


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Lucretia

(luːˈkriːʃɪə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) (in Roman legend) a Roman woman who killed herself after being raped by a son of Tarquin the Proud
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Lucretia

[luːˈkriːʃə] NLucrecia
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He had undergone some strange experiences in his absence; he had seen the virtual Faustina in the literal Cornelia, a spiritual Lucretia in a corporeal Phryne; he had thought of the woman taken and set in the midst as one deserving to be stoned, and of the wife of Uriah being made a queen; and he had asked himself why he had not judged Tess constructively rather than biographically, by the will rather than by the deed?
My master's family consisted of two sons, Andrew and Richard; one daughter, Lucretia, and her hus- band, Captain Thomas Auld.
I will restore you to liberty this moment; I will proclaim you a piece of immaculate virtue; I will name you the Lucretia of England.
I will denounce you before men, as I have denounced you before God; and if it be necessary that, like Lucretia, I should sign my accusation with my blood, I will sign it.
Stewart, Thurlow Weed, Peter Cooper, Cyrus McCormick, Lucretia Mott, Bryant, Longfellow, and Emerson.
For thou shouldst know, Sancho, if thou dost not know, that two things alone beyond all others are incentives to love, and these are great beauty and a good name, and these two things are to be found in Dulcinea in the highest degree, for in beauty no one equals her and in good name few approach her; and to put the whole thing in a nutshell, I persuade myself that all I say is as I say, neither more nor less, and I picture her in my imagination as I would have her to be, as well in beauty as in condition; Helen approaches her not nor does Lucretia come up to her, nor any other of the famous women of times past, Greek, Barbarian, or Latin; and let each say what he will, for if in this I am taken to task by the ignorant, I shall not be censured by the critical.
The maid's name was Lucretia Venucci, and there is no doubt in my mind that this Pietro who was murdered two nights ago was the brother.
But tonight, at short notice, she is taking on the challenging role of the female narrator in Benjamin Britten's chamber opera The Rape of Lucretia.
What the critic here calls "commodification" of women does not exclusively occur in terms of sexuality, for they are desired for other qualities too, as Ligurio's description of Lucretia, in act one, scene three of Mandragola, proves ("beautiful woman, wise, well-mannered, and capable of governing a kingdom").
The sculpture portrays the busts of suffragists Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.
Cast: Brenda Pressley (Elizabeth Borny), Myra Lucretia Taylor (Quilly McGrath), Tico Wells (Husband Witherspoon), Caroline Stefanie Clay (Lou Bessie Preston).
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