- (in medieval adaptations of the story of the Trojan wars) a Trojan woman portrayed as the lover of Troilus, whom she deserts for Diomedes.
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Examples from the Web for cressida
Now Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have seemingly reunited.
Cressida was, at first, determined to make the break-up stick.
Harry has been playing his cards very close to his chest over the summer as far the status of his relationship with Cressida went.
Harry also appeared to be determined to portray himself as “over” Cressida, and made efforts to meet other girls over the summer.
Cressida caught the royal press pack by surprise when she showed up at The Invictus Games last week.Harry And Cressida’s Secret Date So Are They Back Together?
September 17, 2014
"Troilus and Cressida" has always been regarded as a sort of enigma.The Man Shakespeare
Troilus and Cressida is the dialogue scenario of a play that was never finished.William Shakespeare
Anglique may be false as Cressida to other men, she will not be false to me!The Golden Dog
The tragedies begin with ‘Troilus and Cressida’ and end with ‘Cymbeline.’A Life of William Shakespeare
Troilus and Cressida part; but Cressida is false, and Troilus has his country left him.Emily Bront
A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Criseyde or Cressid
- (in medieval adaptations of the story of Troy) a lady who deserts her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek Diomedes
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