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[loo-kree-shuh, -shee-uh] /lʊˈkri ʃə, -ʃi ə/
Also, Lucrece
[loo-krees] /luˈkris/ (Show IPA)
. Roman Legend. a Roman woman whose suicide led to the expulsion of the Tarquins and the establishment of the Roman republic.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Do you mean to say that Miss Lucretia is in Brampton and spoke at the mass meeting?

    Coniston, Complete Winston Churchill
  • There was cousin 'Creeshy,' as we called her; Lucretia, more correctly.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He was warmly received by Lucretia, for whom he conceived great admiration.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Lucretia's being a goose made no difference in the principle.

  • Mrs. Bell coming to her rescue, Lucretia asked what Mr. Bell had been doing in the cellar that it was all "dug up."

    Hydesville Thomas Olman Todd
  • I knew that Lucretia was at the old house at Grantwich, and I came straight to her.

    Seen and Unseen E. Katharine Bates
  • Grasping the arms of her chair with both hands, her eyes fixed eagerly on his face, Lucretia Dalibard awaited the welcome visitor.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "Porter tells me Lucretia is good business," said Danby, in a tentative tone.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • Lucretia, if he has not detected our secret, he more than suspects my—my presumption.

    Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For an instant John Porter forgot all about Lucretia and her troubles.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for Lucretia


(in Roman legend) a Roman woman who killed herself after being raped by a son of Tarquin the Proud
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Lucretia

fem. proper name, from Latin Lucretia (cf. French Lucrèce), fem. of Lucretius, Roman masc. proper name, originally the name of a Roman gens.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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