Grecian in a sentence

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Definition of Grecian

  • Of or pertaining to Greece; Greek.
  • A native or naturalized inhabitant of Greece; a Greek.
  • A jew who spoke Greek; a Hellenist.
  • One well versed in the Greek language, literature, or history.
  • a native or resident of Greece
  • of or relating to or characteristic of Greece or the Greeks or the Greek language

How to use grecian in a sentence. Grecian pronunciation.

The truth is, they are highly unpoetical fellows, as well they may be, connected as they are with Grecian mythology.
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This constellation was worshipped for ages by the idolatrous Egyptians as the heavenly representative of their god Osiris; and derives its name, according to Grecian fable, from the bull into which Jupiter transformed himself in order to carry Europa over into Crete; but the constellation was probably so named by the Egyptians to designate that period of the year, (April), in which cows mostly bring forth their young.
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According to Grecian fable, the crab was transported to heaven at the request of Juno, after it had been slain by Hercules during his battle with the serpent Python, but the evident design of the name is to represent the apparent backward motion of the sun in June, which is said to resemble the motions of a crab.
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According to Grecian fable, Aquila represented Ganymede or Hebe, who was transported to heaven and made cup-bearer to Jupiter.
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A northern constellation, represented by a woman chained; as, according to Grecian fable, Andromeda, the daughter of Cassiopia, was bound to a rock by the Nereides, and afterwards released by Perseus.
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The deities of Hades were astonished, it is said, at the patriotism and devotion of these Grecian maidens, who had so generously and uselessly sacrificed their lives.
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According to Grecian fables, Cassiopia and her husband Cepheus, king of Etheopia, were placed among the constellations to witness the punishment inflicted on their daughter, Andromeda.
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In Grecian mythology it was taught and believed that Hercules, the Theban, was born of a human mother and an immortal father, like other so-called saviours of mankind.
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There was a mask in a Grecian habit, whose appearance was so striking, that it was impossible for him to remain confounded with the crowd.
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The Doge had scarcely ceased to speak, when Lomellino entered the room, conducting a tall young man, richly habited in the Grecian fashion.
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Stearns Wheeler, the Cambridge tutor, a good Grecian, and the editor, you will remember, of your American Editions, is going to London in August probably, and on to Heidelberg, &c.
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Had not the Greeks been, for a long time, colonizing Syria under princes of Grecian blood,-had not the Greek language (as a _lingua Hellenistica_) become steeped in Hebrew ideas,-no door of communication could have been opened between the new world of Christian feeling, and the old world so deaf to its music.
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The question was most urgent; because a Christian could not accept an invitation to dine with a Grecian fellow-citizen who still adhered to paganism, _without_ eating things offered to idols;-the whole banquet was dedicated to an idol.
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He hardly believes that the most superstitious Grecian seriously believed in such a being as a distinct personality.
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No trace, in short, appears, in any Grecian god, of the generic.
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In all the dissensions of Rome, from the secessions of the Plebs to the factions of the Gracchi, of Marius and Sylla, of Caesar and Pompey; in all the ςασεις of the Grecian republics,-the contest could no more be described as a contest of opinion, than could the feuds of our buccaneers in the seventeenth century, when parting company, or fighting for opposite principles of dividing the general booty.
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This famous passage of Scripture, this _locus classicus_, or prerogative text, pleaded for the _verbatim et literatim_ inspiration of the Bible, is the following; and I will so exhibit its very words as that the reader, even if no Grecian, may understand the point in litigation.
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Now, as all the various readings were Greek, and as Bentley happened to be the first of Grecians, his deliberate review of this argument is entitled to great attention.
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Person even, the all-accomplished Grecian, in his letters to Archdeacon Travis, took a conspicuous part in the controversy; his wish was, that men should think of him as a second Bentley tilting against Phalaris; and he stung like a hornet.
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Too little weight has been allowed to the probable contagiousness, and to the preternatural shock, of such a new and strange philosophy, acting upon the jaded and exhausted intellect of the Grecian race.
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Examples of Grecian

Example #1
At the very mention of their names the forge burns dull and dim, as if snowballs had been suddenly flung into it; the only remedy is to ply the bellows, an operation which I now hasten to perform.
Example #2
These gentry would be the very last people in the world to flit across my mind whilst gazing at the forge from the bottom of the dark lane.
Example #3
TAURUS, the Bull:(marked thus, [symbol for TAURUS])-The second sign in the zodiac, which by the Arabians is called Ataur.
Example #4
GEMINI, the Twins: (marked thus, [symbol for GEMINI])-A zodiacal constellation, visible in May, containing the two bright stars Castor and Pollux, the fabled sons of Leda and Jupiter, who during their lives had cleared the Hellespont and neighboring seas of pirates, and were therefore deemed the protectors of navigators and sailors.
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LEO, the Lion: ([symbol for LEO]).-Is the fifth sign in the zodiac, and contains one star of the first magnitude, called Regulus, or Cor Leonis-the Lion's Heart.
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CANCER, the Crab: (marked thus, [symbol for CANCER])-Is the fourth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters on the 21st day of June, and is thence called the summer solstice.