from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Herodias Died c. A.D. 39. The niece and second wife of Herod Antipas and the mother of Salome.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of large white herons or egrets.


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  • a sermon, “Herodias is again furious; Herodias again dances; she once more requires the head of John;” an insolent allusion, which, as a woman and a sovereign, it was impossible for her to forgive.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Curiously, although this must be one of the most well-known of all New Testament episodes, we only know the name of Herodias’s daughter—Salome—thanks to Josephus.

    The Templar Revelation

  • "Remember Sapphira," said the Grand Duke, "recall Herodias who fared happily in all things, and by no means forget the portmanteau."

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • In regard to the charge against Herodias, which is current among theological scandal-mongers, there is not a moderately intelligent jury of Christendom (if composed half of men and half of women) which, after examining all the available evidence, would not render a verdict in her favor of "Not Guilty."

    The Woman's Bible

  • She is a Hungarian mezzo, and her Herodias was a fascinating wreck, drinking away her problems.

    New York Sun - All Articles

  • His dull gaze wandered toward the admirable "Herodias" of Giorgione which hung there in the corridor: the strained face of the woman, the accented muscles of her arms, the purple, bellying cloak which spread behind her, the livid countenance of the dead man staring up from the salver, -- all these he noted, idly.

    Gallantry Dizain des Fetes Galantes

  • To reconcile the two statements of Josephus about the place of exile and death, see Smith, "Dict. of the Bible", s.v. "Herodias" (note).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • "Herodias," on the one hand, and "Les Sept Princesses," of Maeterlinck on the other.

    Oscar Wilde His Life and Confessions

  • "Herodias," and for some reason or other, the audience applauded with more warmth than usual.

    The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories

  • "I am proud to be a daughter of Herodias," said Miss West.



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