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  • n. the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ.

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  • n. the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics


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  • But Shiloh, in the virgin strength of eternal youth, abides at the head of the marching column and the triumphant phalanxes, all dressed in white and panoplied in the robes of truth.

    Autobiography, sermons, addresses, and essays of Bishop L. H. Holsey, D. D.,

  • She was no longer the virgin who had danced merrily with Chastelard and then been bewildered by his response; the careless queen who liked to lean against people, whispering secrets, warming herself; the nonchalant woman who could sit up late at night alone with Riccio and think nothing of it.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • The unliterary basis is the best to start from; it is the virgin soil of the wilderness; but it is a good way to the college and the library, and much work must be done.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • Lactantius, for example, adduced it as a proof of nonsexual procreation in nature against those pagans who doubted the physi - cal possibility of the virgin birth.


  • At the point where the stream became impassable, Wallace came upon “the little village of Wanumbai, consisting of two large houses surrounded by plantations, amid the virgin forests of Aru.”

    The Song of The Dodo

  • I felt my words sink deep, through the flags of the Bull Court, and the vaults below, down through the rubble of the ancient Labyrinths, through the virgin earth and the living rock, down to the sacred cavern where the dark lord stands in his bull shape, long-horned and curly-browed, with great eyes glowing red as embers in the night.

    The King Must Die

  • Fields, woods, appletrees as in Normandy; not a great river with its steam whistles and infernal chain; a little stream which runs silently under the willows; a silence ... ah! it seems to me that I am in the depths of the virgin forest: nothing speaks except the little jet of the spring which ceaselessly piles up diamonds in the moonlight.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • Page 144 the virgin Atalanta in the act of according very curious assuagements to her lover's ardor.

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • Appolinaris, the priest Maurus, and the virgin Macra, whose relics were gathered by the Roman Eusebius.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Franklin opposed the scheme even before he embarked for Paris, offering a typically wry admonishment: “A virgin state should preserve the virgin character, and not go about suitoring for alliances, but wait with dignity for the application of others.”

    Robert Morris


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