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Amazon in Greek mythology, daughter of Ares, from Greek Hippolyte, fem. of Hippolytos (see Hippolytus).

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  • hippolyte Ceres offered an indistinct opposition to everything the Prime Minister proposed.

    Penguin Island Anatole France
  • hippolyte is at least a quiet fool, but Anatole is an active one.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Prince hippolyte approached the little princess and, bending his face close to her, began to whisper something.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • They had plainly made a common cause, but it was hippolyte who spoke.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Prince hippolyte himself glanced around with amused surprise.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Ninth, To procure the girdle of hippolyte, queen of the Amazons.

  • "The path to Warsaw, perhaps," Prince hippolyte remarked loudly and unexpectedly.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • hippolyte had died, leaving a fortune of some 240,000 francs.

  • hippolyte Ceres, tolerant but a free-thinker, wanted only a civil marriage.

    Penguin Island Anatole France
  • They were accomplices in the unlawful destruction of hippolyte's will.

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