Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nymph or goddess of the sea; one of the inferior classical divinities called Oceanids.

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Examples

  • An American with a put-on Australian accent, a sea-nymph, was listening to us—he said she was rubbing up on him during the story, but I couldn't see it because she was on his other side.

    Rock Band Days

  • CUT TO: Baltar radio address (people are still interested in hearing his drivel?) where he describes angels, and looks at Head Six (now in a more demure white dress, not that weird sea-nymph outfit) as he says they're real and I see one and "they take the form of those nearest and dearest to you."

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Like the legendary Greek warrior – whose sea-nymph mother dipped him in protective waters except for his heel – the United States was blessed with institutional safeguards devised by wise Founders who translated lessons from the Age of Reason into a brilliant constitutional framework of checks and balances.

    Printing: Losing the War for Reality

  • It brought gloomy images to her mind, but the view of the Adriatic soon gave her others more airy, among which was that of the sea-nymph, whose delights she had before amused herself with picturing; and, anxious to escape from serious reflections, she now endeavoured to throw her fanciful ideas into a train, and concluded the hour with composing the following lines:

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • There is somewhere a picture, which Swithin has not seen, of a man sitting on a rock, and by him, immersed in the still, green water, a sea-nymph lying on her back, with her hand on her naked breast.

    The Man of Property

  • He could have compared her to a goddess still partly engaged in a morning cloud, or to a sea-nymph waist-high in the summer surge.

    The Ambassadors

  • LovelyL was in and out, giggling like a sea-nymph, which is what she reminded me of, all in blue.

    The Best Weekend

  • But dearer than all others to the child of the sea-nymph, Thetis, was

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • * [Footnote: Achilles was the son of Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis.]

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

  • To the marriage of Peleus with the sea-nymph Thetis, all the gods were invited except Eris, or Discord, who, angered at the slight, determined to have vengeance.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 4

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