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[kres-i-duh] /ˈkrɛs ɪ də/
(in medieval adaptations of the story of the Trojan wars) a Trojan woman portrayed as the lover of Troilus, whom she deserts for Diomedes. Unabridged
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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
British Dictionary definitions for Cressida


(in medieval adaptations of the story of Troy) a lady who deserts her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek Diomedes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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