Examples from the Web for penelope
Professor Penelope Leach told The Daily Beast it was ludicrous to monitor young children in that way.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But what is it like with no Penelope Cruz pouting in sheer red satin, without the massed paparazzi, and screaming publicists?No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic|Liza Foreman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The couple has two previous children: Mason, 4, and Penelope, 23 months.Elle UK Readers Are #NotHappy with Pharrell; Rihanna’s Fragrance Campaign Restricted in U.K.|The Fashion Beast Team|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1966 the writer Penelope Mortimer endured a painful sterilization operation that left her with a giant scar across her belly.The Neglected Penelope Mortimer Was a Novelist Ahead of Her Time|Jessica Ferri|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We started this idea when Kourtney was pregnant with Penelope,” Kim Kardashian said of her older sister.Russia Bans Lace Panties; Kardashians Launch Kids' Clothing Line|The Fashion Beast Team|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, having paid for Penelope's book, and bought some sweets for them all, Esther led her little troop out of the shop and home.The Carroll Girls|Mabel Quiller-Couch
Something unaccountably serious had happened to Penelope Wells.Possessed|Cleveland Moffett
Penelope was astonished to find that Miss Clack had not called yet.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
But Aunt Penelope forgot to give the message, so that poor Jonas never knew.Wild Heather|L. T. Meade
His lordship was a vain man; and to possess so lovely a creature as Penelope, would be the means of gratifying his vanity.Penelope: or, Love's Labour Lost, Vol. 2 (of 3)|William Pitt Scargill
British Dictionary definitions for penelope
Word Origin and History for penelope
fem. proper name, name of the faithful wife in the "Odyssey," from Greek Penelopeia, probably related to pene "thread on the bobbin," from penos "web," cognate with Latin pannus "cloth garment" (see pane (n.)). Used in English as the type of the virtuous wife (1580) as it was in Latin.
Culture definitions for penelope
The wife of Odysseus in classical mythology. Penelope remained true to her husband for the ten years he spent fighting in the Trojan War (see also Trojan War) and for the ten years it took him to return from Troy, even though she was harassed by men who wanted to marry her. She promised to choose a suitor after she had finished weaving a shroud for her father-in-law, but every night she unraveled what she had woven during the day. After three years, her trick was discovered, but she still managed to put her suitors off until Odysseus returned and killed them.