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  • n. Plural form of eidolon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of eidolon.


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  • Democritus believed objects emitted eidola, replicas of the object an atom thick, that hit the eye.

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  • He had read in some of his mystical and magical writers, that men gifted with certain powers could project to a distance eidola or phantasms of varying likeness to themselves: might not this be such a mocking phantasm of Julius?

    Master of His Fate

  • The idea is the archetype (paradeigma), individual objects are merely images (eidola).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • The moon rode without a masking cloud across the ambiguous night blue of the California sky, a blue that looks like the fire of strange elements, where the stars glow like silver coals, and out of whose depths intense shadows of blue and black fall; shadows in which all the terrestrial world seems to float and recombine, where houses are ghosts of ancient selves and men but the eidola of forgotten dust.


  • At the close of the prescribed period they are reunited, and their fortunate lover, who has hitherto been distracted between the twelve _eidola_, is blessed with the compound Rosanie.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • The strong imagination which perceives definitely and realises vividly will not tolerate that obscurity so dear to all those who worship the eidola of the cave.

    Early Bardic Literature, Ireland.

  • Those letters, coming to me in a spot where maiden and love had been as myths of the bygone, phantasms and eidola only vouchsafed to the visions of fancy, had by little and little crept into secret corners of my heart; and out of the wrecks of a former romance, solitude and revery had gone far to build up the fairy domes of a romance yet to come.

    The Caxtons — Volume 18

  • All creeds, liturgies, religious forms, conceptions that fitly invest religious feelings, are in this sense _eidola_, things seen.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • And now in this sense, one may ask, Is not all worship whatsoever a worship by Symbols, by _eidola_, or things seen?

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • None of the puddings which he, poor man, had all his life been stringing, whether from his own chimneys or the chimneys of other people, had turned out to be real puddings, -- they had always been the eidola, the erscheinungen, the phantoms and semblances of puddings.

    The Caxtons — Complete


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