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One who is in a state of nympholepsy.

[Greek numpholēptos, caught by nymph, frenzied : numphē, nymph + lēptos, seized (from lambanein, lēp-, to seize).]
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(Psychiatry) a person afflicted by nympholepsy
[C19: from Greek numpholēptos caught by nymphs, from numphē nymph + lambanein to seize]
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Noun1.nympholept - a person seized by nympholepsy
unfortunate, unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortune
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Mink sees this woman with her "splendid heavy mane" of black hair, "sitting a big, rangy, well-kept horse behind and above him, in overalls, looking at him not brazenly and not speculatively, but intently and boldly, as a bold and successful man would." He notes "the habit of success" that empowers her, making her "not a nympholept but the confident lord of a harem." She rides her horse among "the nameless, the identical, highwayman, murderer, thief" and chooses which she wants sent to her bed.
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In short, Humbert's backshadowing fuels his self-proclaimed status as an exemplary nympholept because it allows him to insist upon an aesthetics of accurate immediacy premised on the assumption of immediate visual accuracy.
4; Overture to a Picaresque Comedy; Nympholept. David Lloyd-Jones, Royal Scottish Orchestra.
This becomes very clear when reading "A Nympholept" (1894), which introduces a comprehensive theory of meter without ever admitting to doing so.
Faulkner/Royal Air Force/Cadet Wing/S of A/Borden/A[e]robatics Wing(43) Annotations (two crosses, in pencil, above the following stanza in "A Nympholept," on p.
Star proposes intellectual affiliations between Hopkins' metrically imbricated concept of inscape and the nineteenth-century natural language theories of Charles Nadier, Ernest Renan, and Max Muller; "'But the Law Must Itself Be Poetic': Swinburne, Omond, and the New Prosody," by Yisrael Levin, challenges the traditional distinction between poetry and prosody by showing how Swinburne was experimenting, in poems like "The Nympholept," with a form of musical prosody favoring the timing of sounds over the counting of syllables and anticipating the theories of ictus, accent, and periodicity later articulated by T.
It holds in tranquil paradox of suspended precipitation dawn, noon, and sunset; yesterday, today, and tomorrow - star-spawn and hieroglyph, the fierce white dying rose, then gradual and invincible speeding up to and into slack-flood's coronal of nympholept noon.
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