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Themis

noun
  1. Greek myth a goddess of order and justice
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  • Themis has left her throne on the right hand of Jove, and descended to the globe of earth.

    Imogen

    William Godwin

  • Themis is said to be the faintest object in the solar system.

    Astronomy of To-day

    Cecil G. Dolmage

  • It seemed grotesque; but was worth a word, in view of the pranks of Themis.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan

  • The gods,” said Themis, “tell people what to do, but not how it is to be done.

    Gods and Heroes

    R. E. Francillon

  • To do a thing that was not Themis was a sure source of public disaster.


Word Origin and History for themis

Themis

Greek goddess of law and justice, literally "custom, law, right;" related to theme "that which is placed" (see theme).

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