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Aspasia

[a-spey-shuh, -zhuh] /æˈspeɪ ʃə, -ʒə/
noun
1.
c470–410 b.c, Athenian courtesan, mistress of Pericles.
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  • Thence they entered the inner Ceramicus, where Aspasia resided.

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  • As Philothea turned towards her companion, she met Aspasia's earnest gaze.

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  • "I crave pardon," interrupted Aspasia, with haughty impatience.

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  • Aspasia sank on the couch, and bowed her head upon her hands.

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  • Aspasia said wisely, that the spirit of beauty flows in, only where the proportions are harmonious.

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  • "Then I must insist that you appoint your successor," said Aspasia.

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  • With a nod and a smile, Aspasia said, "Continue the music, I pray you."

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  • He dislikes to have me visit Aspasia; and was angry because I danced with Alcibiades.

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  • Eudora took it with a deep blush, saying, "Aspasia gave it to me."

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  • Aspasia was next called to answer the charges brought against her.

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British Dictionary definitions for Aspasia

Aspasia

/əˈspeɪzɪə/
noun
1.
5th century bc, Greek courtesan; mistress of Pericles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Aspasia

beautiful and capable Milesian consort of Pericles, proper name from fem. of Greek aspasios "welcome," related to aspazesthai "to welcome," of uncertain origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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