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Lucretia

[loo-kree-shuh, -shee-uh] /lʊˈkri ʃə, -ʃi ə/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a female given name.
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  • For an instant John Porter forgot all about Lucretia and her troubles.

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  • "Porter tells me Lucretia is good business," said Danby, in a tentative tone.

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  • The boy on Lucretia is jabbing her with the spurs, and she's cutting up.

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  • Yes, they were wolves leaping at the throat of her father, and joying in the defeat of Lucretia.

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  • Those that lost on Lucretia are swearing the mare was pulled.

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  • "It's over the pulling of Lucretia," a man said, simply to relieve his strained feelings.

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  • "That's what the Public are up against in this game," sneered the backer of Lucretia.

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  • He fell to wondering whether The Dutchman might not beat Lucretia.

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  • Was it to be the same old story—was there always to be something in front of Lucretia?

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  • The Dutchman would not win, and Lucretia was the best of the others—why worry?

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British Dictionary definitions for Lucretia

Lucretia

/luːˈkriːʃɪə/
noun
1.
(in Roman legend) a Roman woman who killed herself after being raped by a son of Tarquin the Proud
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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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