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Examples from the Web for circe
"It is all your own fault," goes on Circe, strong in argument.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
I do not know, but at least the one of this evening is a Circe—a something irresistible.The Queen's Necklace
Alexandre Dumas pre
It belongs with peculiar propriety to Circe, as the daughter of the sun.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Circe is the lower mind-force, which cleaves to the transitory.Christianity As A Mystical Fact
The whole circle halted, as though Circe had transfixed them.
- Greek myth an enchantress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
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Word Origin and History for circe
enchantress of the isle of Aea who transformed into swine those who drank from her cup ("Odyssey"), late 14c., from Latin Circe, from Greek Kirke. Related: Circean.
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