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Thisbe

[thiz-bee] /ˈθɪz bi/
noun, Classical Mythology.
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  • Thisbe saw these things as in a dream, and suddenly the truth awoke her.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • Pyramus and Thisbe was also issued with Greene's Arbasto in 1617.

  • There is a big wall in the way, and it won't do to repeat the tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
  • Here, Thisbe, run and bundle the thing off to her room before any one sees her.

    Eventide Effie Afton
  • As long, however, as the Thisbe was in sight they would not make the attempt.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
  • The man that wrote the story said here was a modern case of Pyramus and Thisbe.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • Which leaves it only a question of who was Mr. Pyramus and who Miss Thisbe.

    The Man Next Door

    Emerson Hough
  • “You shall give me a return dinner on board the Thisbe,” he observed.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
  • The Thisbe had once more got free of the Straits of Malacca.

    Won from the Waves W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Thisbe

Thisbe

/ˈθɪzbɪ/
noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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