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Apollo Belvedere

noun
1.
a Roman marble statue, possibly a copy of a Greek original of the 4th–1st centuries b.c.
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  • As he was, his father and mother would not have exchanged him for the Apollo Belvedere.

  • Again, the face of the Apollo Belvedere is agitated by anxiety, passion, and pride.

    Ariadne Florentina John Ruskin
  • My only Augustus, to me you are much more pleasing than Apollo Belvedere.

    Delusion and Dream Wilhelm Jensen
  • To whom does the Apollo Belvedere belong, but to all who have eyes to see its beauty?

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • He jumped from his chair and struck an attitude of the Apollo Belvedere.

    Simon the Jester William J. Locke
  • I would not flirt if you could animate the Apollo Belvedere.

  • Excuse me, but you are in one of the cabinets—and this is the Apollo Belvedere.

  • Of these the Apollo Belvedere in the Vatican collection is one of the most remarkable.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • I kept a small statue of Apollo Belvedere on top of my bookcase.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Opposite that, stood my plaster cast of Apollo Belvedere, as indicative of the god of song that reigned over my thoughts and life.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp

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