Also called Alexandra. Classical Mythology. a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, a prophet cursed by Apollo so that her prophecies, though true, were fated never to be believed.
a person who prophesies doom or disaster.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “helper of men.”
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How to use Cassandra in a sentence
Like an offsets Cassandra, he’s repeatedly issued warnings on how false savings threaten the integrity of offsets everywhere.A Nonprofit Promised to Preserve Wildlife. Then It Made Millions Claiming It Could Cut Down Trees. | by Lisa Song, and James Temple, MIT Technology Review | May 10, 2021 | ProPublica
Our lost narrator is both a hot mess and a sort of Cassandra, who sees humanity hurtling toward a scary future and ignoring all the signs of what needs to change.
Cassandra said the organizers have already received a video from Warren Buffett the Money Guy, who’s done pretty well since attending Deal.Here’s the deal with Alice Deal and the middle school named in her honor | John Kelly | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
He, too, has been having the fire Cassandra conversation for 30 years.They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? | by Elizabeth Weil | August 28, 2020 | ProPublica
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
Context: When asked by her sister Cassandra if she wanted anything as she lay on her deathbed.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words | Marlow Stern | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cassandra Jean: Listening to my mom assist my grandma in changing her Facebook profile pic.
“Barack has become a kind of human Rorschach test,” his friend Cassandra Butts told Rolling Stone.
I was deemed “a digital Cassandra” by David Pogue writing in The New York Times.It’s Time to Rewrite the Internet to Give Us Better Privacy, and Security | Lawrence Lessig | June 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I told Royal I didn't like it, it was too much like Cassandra.Patchwork | Anna Balmer Myers
This is the last letter which we have from Jane to Cassandra.
My dear Cassandra,—Shall you expect to hear from me on Wednesday or not?
I believe it was your first acquaintance with Cassandra and Jane.
There is Bertha's scarf that Cassandra tattled about—thank you, Bertha!Tabitha at Ivy Hall | Ruth Alberta Brown
British Dictionary definitions for Cassandra
Greek myth a daughter of Priam and Hecuba, endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed
anyone whose prophecies of doom are unheeded
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Cultural definitions for Cassandra
In classical mythology, a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War (see also Trojan War) whose predictions, although true, were never believed by those around her. Apollo had given her the gift of prophecy but made it worthless after she refused his amorous advances. The Greeks captured Cassandra after their victory and sacrilegiously removed her from the temple of Athena. As a result, Athena helped cause shipwrecks and enormous loss of life to the Greeks on their return home.
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