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  • n. Plural form of mermaid.

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Examples

  • Hence, ˜mermaids™ is being used to refer to the property of being a mermaid, not to individual mermaids.

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  • She told me she was a mermaid and then asked, “Do you believe in mermaids?”

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  • I totally belive in mermaids but THIS is soooo FAKE!!!!!! someone Says:

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  • And if the mermaids are the muses, is it possible that I have heard the mermaids singing each to each.

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  • From silent-screen sirens to the fetching "mermaids" of Brighton, England, from New York's Rockaway Beach to Maine's Old Orchard Beach, and from vintage swimsuits to the Gilded Age artistry of the great American illustrator Edward Penfield, summertime has never looked more inviting.

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  • Whitfield's deepsmen bear the same relation to conventional 'mermaids' that Blade Runner's replicants do to creaky actors-in-tinfoil androids of earlier cinema, or that the Batman of Begins does to the Batman of & Robin.

    Kit Whitfield, In Great Waters (2009)

  • Of course, there are many underwater monsters and sensual "mermaids", and by the standards of the dawning age of wonder it was pretty packed, but alas, it does not read as "space adventure", or any kind of memorable adventure at all (probably because of the total lack of characterization).

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  • Reasons for reading: Review in People; the word "mermaids" in the title

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  • Before ending these preliminary remarks, there might be mentioned the marine monsters, such as mermaids, sea-serpents, and the like, which from time to time have been reported; even at the present day there are people who devoutly believe that they have seen horrible and impossible demons in the sea.

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  • To Beagan, Peter Pan's casual equation of "Indians" with imaginary Neverland creatures such as mermaids was part of a larger racist British mindset that didn't see native North Americans as a real people who existed in the present.

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  • Chin up, Alf.

    April 7, 2009

  • 'I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
    I do not think they will sing to me.'
    -The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, by T.S. Eliot

    February 19, 2008