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Cressida

[kres-i-duh] /ˈkrɛs ɪ də/
noun
1.
(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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  • "Troilus and Cressida" has always been regarded as a sort of enigma.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Troilus and Cressida is the dialogue scenario of a play that was never finished.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • Anglique may be false as Cressida to other men, she will not be false to me!

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • The tragedies begin with ‘Troilus and Cressida’ and end with ‘Cymbeline.’

  • Troilus and Cressida part; but Cressida is false, and Troilus has his country left him.

    Emily Bront

    A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
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Cressida

/ˈkrɛsɪdə/
noun
1.
(in medieval adaptations of the story of Troy) a lady who deserts her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek Diomedes
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