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- n. Archaic form of siren.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See siren.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of siren.
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Like another syren, she seemed to have enchanted him to this fatal island to charm and to destroy.
He retired therefore to his cell, to try how far psalmody might be able to drive off the sounds of the syren tune which haunted his memory.
And now you will not wonder to find Miss Bell an implacable rival, rather than an affectionate sister; and will be able to account for the words witchcraft, syren, and such like, thrown out against you; and for her driving on for a fixed day for sacrificing you to Solmes: in short, for her rudeness and violence of every kind.
He thought he heard the tones of a piano and of a syren singing, coming from the drawing-room and sweeping over the balcony-shrubbery of geraniums.
Poor Smirke wanted to go away from the sight of the syren widow.
Why had he thrown himself in the way of that syren?
She moved slowly towards the spot, which she had almost reached, when the sound of her steps startled and silenced the syren, who, on perceiving a stranger, arose in an attitude to depart.
The spreading dusk at length reminded Adeline of her distance from the inn, and that she had her way to find through a wild and lonely wood: she bade adieu to the syren that had so long detained her, and pursued the path with quick steps.
We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truthand listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts.
That my Children may follow his Example, is my earnest Prayer: but I sometimes tremble, when I hear the syren songs of sloth, least they should be captivated with her bewitching Charms and her soft, insinuating Musick.