American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of Guinevere.
- n. (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
“Guenevere" hastened to purchase it, and, of course, found themselves in contact with something very unlike their old favourite.”
“Indeed, I think of "Guenevere" as FitzGerald did of Tennyson's poems before 1842.”
“The Arthurian legend is an interesting one that has seen and continues to see countless retellings, due to the fact that there is very little evidence proving the existence of a warrior king known as Arthur; mentions of Merlin and Guenevere are even rarer, while Lancelot is a complete fabrication by Chrétien de Troyes in the twelfth century.”
“For those keeping track of how notable are the heavyweights for the January 20 gala: Oscar-winning Andrews played Guenevere in the original Broadway production of "Camelot," which became a reference point for the glamour and achievements of the Kennedy administration.”
“I picture Merritt sitting by as the various councils swot it out for his favor like Guenevere in CAMELOT:”
“Maybe the expensive, hand-labeled, personally-shipped delicacies of the garden that are dropped upon his massive center table, round and with arrow scars that carry stories that go all the way back to Guenevere and Lancelot even if the table truly was distressed by a pair of Welsh in the back of a furniture shop, maybe the good stuff sits there alone and distresses nobody.”
“Other characters, like Morgana and Guenevere, also undergo changes.”
“If she is also reminded of Arthur and Guenevere, Jove and Juno, Adam and Eve, Romeo and Juliet, the marriage is given a luster and a gravity in her eyes it would not otherwise possess: she cannot say it is like a fairy tale if she has never read a fairy tale.”
“It told the King Arthur story from when the sword first appeared and Merlin helped the young Arthur remove it from the stone, all the way through to the creation of the Round Table, Camelot and the Knights, the Arthur-Guenevere-Lancelot love triangle and the quest for the Holy Grail, an epic indeed.”
“The cast, led by Bradley Dean as Arthur and Erin Davie as Guenevere, is accomplished, agreeable and handsomely costumed by Alejo Vietti.”
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