Examples from the Web for cassandra
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|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.
In the "Trojan dames" there are fine touches of nature with regard to Cassandra.Woman in the Nineteenth Century|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
My dear Cassandra,—Shall you expect to hear from me on Wednesday or not?Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters|William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
Miss Cassandra asked the guide if she would not be afraid to sleep in this dismal chamber.In Chteau Land|Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
Sidonia and Cassandra joined the dance which sucked them in and whirled them away like a howling storm.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
Might this be the shadow Cassandra had seen lying across their future?The Mountain Girl|Payne Erskine
British Dictionary definitions for cassandra
Word Origin and History for cassandra
fem. proper name, from Greek Kasandra, Kassandra, daughter of Priam of Troy, seduced by Apollo who gave her the gift of prophecy, but when she betrayed him he amended it so that, though she spoke truth, none would believe her. Used figuratively since 1660s.
The name is of uncertain origin, though the second element looks like a fem. form of Greek andros "of man, male human being." Watkins suggests PIE *(s)kand- "to shine" as source of second element, hence possibly "praise of men."
Culture 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.