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Icarian

[ih-kair-ee-uh n, ahy-kair-] /ɪˈkɛər i ən, aɪˈkɛər-/
adjective
1.
of or like Icarus.
2.
of or relating to Icaria or its inhabitants.
noun
3.
an inhabitant of Icaria.
Origin of Icarian
1585-1595
1585-95; < Latin Īcari(us) (< Greek Īkários of Icarus) + -an
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  • His Icarian mind had determined—his large but supple body had executed them.

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  • And their flights are followed by pathetic Icarian disasters.

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  • In vain; for, heart-whole as yet, he receives his words deafer than the Icarian rocks.

  • The youth fell into the sea, which from him derived its name of Icarian.

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  • On the right hand of the Icarian nest may be seen a singular-looking structure pendent at the end of a long footstalk.

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  • His body was never recovered, but that part of the sea was afterwards called the Icarian Sea.

  • As might have been expected, the too-aspiring youth soared on Icarian wings.

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  • A year or two after this conversation, the Icarian society at Nauvoo miserably failed.

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  • Let our lakes receive as true names at least as the Icarian Sea, where "still the shore" a "brave attempt resounds."

British Dictionary definitions for Icarian

Icarian1

/aɪˈkɛərɪən; ɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Icarus

Icarian2

/aɪˈkɛərɪən; ɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Icaria or its inhabitants
noun
2.
an inhabitant of Icaria
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