(in medieval adaptations of the story of the Trojan wars) a Trojan woman portrayed as the lover of Troilus, whom she deserts for Diomedes.
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How to use Cressida in a sentence
Now Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have seemingly reunited.
Cressida was, at first, determined to make the break-up stick.
Harry has been playing his cards very close to his chest over the summer as far the status of his relationship with Cressida went.
Harry also appeared to be determined to portray himself as “over” Cressida, and made efforts to meet other girls over the summer.
Cressida caught the royal press pack by surprise when she showed up at The Invictus Games last week.Harry And Cressida’s Secret Date So Are They Back Together? | Tom Sykes | September 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Troilus and Cressida part; but Cressida is false, and Troilus has his country left him.Emily Bront | A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
He falls in love with Cressida at first sight and at once despairs of winning her.
Cressida is incapable of being swept away by a great passion.
In Cressida Chaucer had painted a woman of the butterfly type.
In describing Cressida, Chaucer keeps fairly close to his original.
British Dictionary definitions for Cressida
(in medieval adaptations of the story of Troy) a lady who deserts her Trojan lover Troilus for the Greek Diomedes
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