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Lucretia

[loo-kree-shuh, -shee-uh]
noun
  1. Also Lu·crece [loo-krees] /luˈkris/. Roman Legend. a Roman woman whose suicide led to the expulsion of the Tarquins and the establishment of the Roman republic.
  2. a female given name.
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Historical Examples

  • For an instant John Porter forgot all about Lucretia and her troubles.

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  • "Porter tells me Lucretia is good business," said Danby, in a tentative tone.

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  • Yes, they were wolves leaping at the throat of her father, and joying in the defeat of Lucretia.

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  • The boy on Lucretia is jabbing her with the spurs, and she's cutting up.

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  • Lucretia ought to be a great mare next year if I lay her by early this season.

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British Dictionary definitions for lucretia

Lucretia

noun
  1. (in Roman legend) a Roman woman who killed herself after being raped by a son of Tarquin the Proud
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Word Origin and History for lucretia

Lucretia

fem. proper name, from Latin Lucretia (cf. French Lucrèce), fem. of Lucretius, Roman masc. proper name, originally the name of a Roman gens.

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