Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The young woman of Babylon who killed herself after the suicide of her lover, Pyramus.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The clear-winged moth Hemaris thisbe.

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Examples

  • Petunia: Pyramus and Thisbe is the play the troupe of actors performs.

    A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

  • When she gets home, I think Thisbe is about to be showered with more love than she'll know what to do with.

    Update

  • A few months ago, when we lost our beloved dog, Thisbe, I wrote about our friends, Matt and Jen, who made a thoughtful donation to the Humane Society and established a brick in Thisbe's memory.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Of particular note, I want to thank our wonderful friends, Matt and Jen, who not only made a donation to the Humane Society in Thisbe's honor, but also purchased a memorial brick on her behalf that we can visit at a local park for years to come.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • A few months ago, when we lost our beloved dog, Thisbe, I wrote about our friends, Matt and Jen, who made a thoughtful donation to the Humane Society and established a brick in Thisbe's memory.

    In Memoriam of Furry Love

  • Of particular note, I want to thank our wonderful friends, Matt and Jen, who not only made a donation to the Humane Society in Thisbe's honor, but also purchased a memorial brick on her behalf that we can visit at a local park for years to come.

    Reacquainting with Death - I

  • She proved to be the "Thisbe" -- the corvette had escaped.

    Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships A Story of the Last Naval War

  • There is mention made of a town called Thisbe, south of Kadesh, but it is impossible to say whether this was the place referred to in the name given to the prophet.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • At length poor Mrs. Camford uttered a faint cry, which called Thisbe's attention back to the spot from whence it never should have strayed, -- her mistress 'cushioned chair, -- and she rushed in a sort of frenzy for the nerve-reviver, and applied it to the trembling lady's nostrils; whereupon that delicately-constituted specimen of the genus feminine uttered a stentorian shriek and flounced about the room like an irate porcupine, greatly to the terror of Alice, who had never witnessed such a scene before.

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • Ronald was well pleased to get such an ally as honest Job Truefitt, for there was not among the crew of the "Thisbe" a better seaman or a more trustworthy, better-hearted fellow.

    Ronald Morton, or the Fire Ships A Story of the Last Naval War

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