from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Lethe; resembling in effect the water of Lethe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the river Lethe; inducing forgetfulness or oblivion.
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In our mother-tongue prevails the same principle of dualism, the same conflict of elements, which not all the lethean baptism of the
Oh, for some lethean draught that I might drink and forget!
Had Juliet so seen her love tokens dishonoured the sooner would she have sought the lethean herbs of the good apothecary.
Yet she had again dared to call herself happy; united to her admirer, to him who possessed and filled her whole heart, she yielded to the lethean powers of love, and knew and felt only his life and presence.
[(palliative, no lethean balm; and when it can endure its own suffering) 9.6 (s without incessant torments,)] TJ