This blank tract of repulsive land, so strangely dedicated to death, had lost every hint of lethean likeness.
No; unless in that land, whither her face is set, she find the fabled lethean stream.
O'er me, lethean darkness, creep Unfelt as tides through dead men's bones!
He was taunted and barked at and dogged so constantly that no lethean waters could wash out the maddening memory.
What lethean waters were these floods of telegraphed intelligence!
Had Juliet so seen her love tokens dishonoured the sooner would she have sought the lethean herbs of the good apothecary.
It is not a vulgar sensuality, a lethean torpor; the triumph of the grosser nature over the eternal principle within.
river of Hades (whose water when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past), from Greek lethe, literally "forgetfulness, oblivion," related to lethargos "forgetful," lathre "secretly, by stealth," lathrios "stealthy," lanthanein "to be hidden." Cognate with Latin latere "to be hidden" (see latent). Related: Lethean.