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  • n. Plural form of nympholept.

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Examples

  • I am one of those nympholepts, you know, nympholepts

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • "The nympholepts of old," explains Mr. Augustine Birrell in one of the volumes of _Obiter Dicta_, "were those unfortunates who, whilst carelessly strolling among sylvan shades, caught a hasty glimpse of some spiritual inmate of the woods, in whose pursuit their whole lives were ever afterwards fruitlessly spent."

    Browning's Heroines

  • I am one of those nympholepts, you know, nympholepts ...

    Love and Mr. Lewisham

  • The nympholepts of old were curious and unhappy beings who, while carelessly strolling amidst sylvan shades, caught a hasty glimpse of some spirit of the woods, and were doomed ever afterwards to spend their lives in fruitlessly searching after it.

    Books Fatal to Their Authors

  • The second exception is of those who pursue Truth as by a divine compulsion, and who can be likened only to the nympholepts of old; those unfortunates who, whilst carelessly strolling amidst sylvan shades, caught a hasty glimpse of the flowing robes or even of the gracious countenance of some spiritual inmate of the woods, in whose pursuit their whole lives were ever afterwards fruitlessly spent.

    Obiter Dicta

  • With the nympholepts of Truth we have nought to do.

    Obiter Dicta

  • The nympholepts of Truth are profoundly interesting figures in the world's history, but their lives are melancholy reading, and seldom fail to raise a crop of gloomy thoughts.

    Obiter Dicta

  • We are all nympholepts in running after our ideals -- and none more than yourself, indeed!

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II

  • We are all nympholepts in running after our ideals ” and none more than yourself, indeed!

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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