American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of Iseult.
- n. (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
“Tristan and Isolde" was to be presented at night and a great singer would sing _Isolde_.”
“Its musical counterpart is contained somehow in the written poetry, and mists rise before our eyes when the small black type informs us that Isolde cries in the ears of deaf love: "_Isolde rutt! ...”
“And then, since so many of my characters were warriors and my Isolde is a healer treating battle-wounded men, I watched many, many interviews with soldiers – from WWII veterans to recent veterans of Iraq.”
“Iso writes about the children as if they were her own, and signs her name Isolde, but she also says she does not for a moment expect this to last.”
“As one of the later additions to the cycle of Arthur stories, the legend of Trystan and Isolde is particularly grounded in a courtly chivalric world.”
“My Isolde is the granddaughter of Morgan (sometimes known as Morgan le Fey in the original Arthur stories; a healer and enchantress of great renown).”
“Isolde is gifted through Morgan with both the knowledge of a healer and with the Sight, which enables her to receive visions and hear voices from the Otherworld.”
“So, ladies, though my Y chromosome prevented me from being similarly moved, Tristan & Isolde is a good film if you want a good cry. posted by Dr. Richard Scott Nokes at 8: 16 AM”
“In my favorite versions of the story, though, Isolde and Tristan do not fall in love then, and Isolde is filled with hatred for Tristan when she discovers he has been the enemy of her family.”
“He starts at the word Isolde, but collects himself, and tries to conceal his evident distress under a manner of supercilious indifference.”
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