- n. according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)
“Godiva is having another of their “free truffle breaks” tomorrow (11/19) from 5-7pm.”
“But when the Godiva is gone, the gift of real love is having someone who’ll go the distance with you.”
“Today in a special Valentine’s Day variation of this trait, they pronounced the word Godiva as guh-dee-va!”
“Those who don't need their style spoon-fed to them will dig the Rochester institution known as Godiva's (653 South Ave, 244-3370), which is packed with great vintage clothing and accessories, choice secondhand duds, as well as cool military surplus.”
“It didn't give any financial details of its arrangement with Godiva, which is based in New York.”
“She could never quite manage the indelicacy of saying "Godiva," whatever Mrs. Plaistow's figure and age might happen to be, but always addressed her as "Diva," very affectionately, whenever they were on speaking terms.”
“From the firmness of its drawing, and the depth and singular purity of its colour, "Godiva" stood, if we judge aright, as at once a great performance and a great pledge.”
“After this, we may less esteem the feat by which in "Godiva" he describes the clock striking mid-day: --”
“There is a charm in Tennyson's "Godiva" or his "Enoch Arden" beyond the reach of mere art; it is found in the noble spirit of the heroine who replies to the taunt of her husband, --”
“As the heroine returns to her palace in Tennyson's "Godiva," --”
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