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a man's sweetheart
[C18: from the name of Don Quixote's mistress Dulcinea del Toboso in Cervantes' novel; from Spanish dulce sweet]


(dʌlˈsɪn i ə, ˌdʌl səˈni ə)

n., pl. -cin•e•as.
a ladylove; sweetheart.
[1740–50; after Dulcinea the ladylove of Don Quixote]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dulcinea - a woman who is a man's sweetheart
steady, sweetheart, sweetie, truelove - a person loved by another person
References in classic literature ?
So saying, and commending himself with all his heart to his lady Dulcinea, imploring her to support him in such a peril, with lance in rest and covered by his buckler, he charged at Rocinante's fullest gallop and fell upon the first mill that stood in front of him; but as he drove his lance-point into the sail the wind whirled it round with such force that it shivered the lance to pieces, sweeping with it horse and rider, who went rolling over on the plain, in a sorry condition.
All that night Don Quixote lay awake thinking of his lady Dulcinea, in order to conform to what he had read in his books, how many a night in the forests and deserts knights used to lie sleepless supported by the memory of their mistresses.
Don Quixote was, as has been said, speaking to the lady in the coach: "Your beauty, lady mine," said he, "may now dispose of your person as may be most in accordance with your pleasure, for the pride of your ravishers lies prostrate on the ground through this strong arm of mine; and lest you should be pining to know the name of your deliverer, know that I am called Don Quixote of La Mancha, knight-errant and adventurer, and captive to the peerless and beautiful lady Dulcinea del Toboso: and in return for the service you have received of me I ask no more than that you should return to El Toboso, and on my behalf present yourself before that lady and tell her what I have done to set you free.
Don Quixote, feeling the weight of this prodigious blow, cried aloud, saying, "O lady of my soul, Dulcinea, flower of beauty, come to the aid of this your knight, who, in fulfilling his obligations to your beauty, finds himself in this extreme peril.
En este proceso, el nombre ritualiza la invencion de nuevas identidades: al rocin llama Rocinante; el sosegado hidalgo, senor Quijana, pasa a llamarse, y por lo tanto a ser, don Quijote de la Mancha; a Aldonza Lorenzo le parecio bien darle el titulo de senora de sus pensamientos y vino a llamarla Dulcinea del Toboso: "nombre, a su parecer, musico y peregrino, y significativo, como todos los demas que a el y a sus cosas habia puesto" (29).
According to Farrell, who refers to her production as Don Quixote Revisited, Dulcinea is Everywoman in a special sense: "She embodies the ideal.
Sancho, en este asunto, engana dos veces a don Quijote, primero inventandole una escena entre el y Aldonza y despues, en la segunda parte del libro, haciendole creer que Dulcinea es una zafia labradora con la que se encuentran en el camino.
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He remembers a peasant girl in the next village he once had, from afar, a weakness for, Alonza Toboso (strong enough to knock a horse down, we find out later) and simply by declaring her his incomparable Lady Dulcinea of Toboso makes her so.
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