noun Classical Mythology.
Examples from the Web for niobe
Before ten o'clock every seat was filled, and in the steep gallery beauty and fashion were banked up, "like Niobe, all tiers."Phaeton Rogers|Rossiter Johnson
We have seen but one pretty girl (our Niobe of the steamer), since we lost sight of Lombardy.Pencillings by the Way|N. Parker Willis
Della lowered her beaded lashes over eyes that smarted, and raised her arms like Niobe entreating fate.Just Around the Corner|Fannie Hurst
Probably the only adult oyster tissue on Niobe is on these islands.To Choke an Ocean|Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone
(after business of looking at Niobe) What is your definition of Geography?Niobe, All Smiles|Harry Paulton and Edward A. (Edward Antonio) Paulton
in Greek mythology, a queen of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, changed to a stone while weeping for her children (slain, after she boasted of them overmuch, by Artemis and Apollo); hence the name is used figuratively for bereavement and woe. The name is said to mean literally "snowy; snowy-bright."