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Hygeia

/haɪˈdʒiːə/
noun
1.
the Greek goddess of health
Derived Forms
Hygeian, adjective
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  • What, then, is this moderation which both hygeia and Venus command?

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  • Stormbound: that is what the hygeia was—a winter resort without any doubt.

    Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner
  • The summer which he had left in the interior of the hygeia was now out-of-doors.

    Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner
  • hygeia, a daughter of sculapius, watched over the health of man.

  • We will except hygeia, the goddess of health, the fabled daughter of sculapius.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • The subjects just enumerated are the very pillars which support the temple of hygeia.

  • hygeia did everything possible to make it pleasant for Gabrielle at the hospital.

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  • Nellie continued, and Gabrielle forgot all about hygeia's letter.

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  • "There are no names on it, and it will never be claimed now," said hygeia, hesitatingly.

    Cupid's Middleman Edward B. Lent
  • When hygeia entered, I was deeply interested in this documentary mass.

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