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Laodice

[ley-od-uh-see] /leɪˈɒd əˌsi/
noun
1.
(in the Iliad) a daughter of Priam and Hecuba who chose to be swallowed up by the earth rather than live as a Greek concubine.
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  • He took to wife a woman of the house of Battus, by name Laodice.

  • Laodice held him fast only for a moment, when it seemed that she was wrenched away.

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  • Laodice half rose as she read them and pressed her hands together.

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  • "You would have been in less peril to have ridden alone," Laodice sighed.

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  • Laodice refused to raise her head to listen to them and they turned to the old man.

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  • Laodice, with this hope gone, let her face fall into her hands.

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  • Laodice appreciated the boy's concern for them but could not make an attempt to explain.

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  • Laodice got upon her feet in her agitation and raised her veil to stare at this slander.

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  • Laodice gasped under the pressure of astonishment and indignation.

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  • Laodice caught her breath in an agony of indignation and distress.

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