Monday, January 24, 2011
Definitions for paphian
- Of or pertaining to love, esp. illicit physical love.
- Of or pertaining to Paphos, an ancient city of Cyprus sacred to Aphrodite.
- Noting or pertaining to Aphrodite or to her worship or service.
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Citations for paphian
The juxtaposition of Ellen's willowy beauty and high-spirited naivete and Kreton's clear desire for her illuminated perfectly the paphian difficulties that would confront a powerful telepath, were such persons to exist.
I think I walked through life at that time like a somnambulist; for I have since seen that I must have been piling mistake upon mistake until out of a chaos of meaningless words and smiles I had woven a paphian love temple.