Usage examples for DEA

  1. He certainly offered him the most touching compliment, as it was also the wisest and most paternal counsel, when he besought him, as one goddess- born, to quit the convivial society of deep- drinkers: " Heu, fuge nate dea teque his, ait, eripe malis." – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  2. In a low voice Duane replied to me, looking at her: " Vera incessu patuit Dea – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Juvenal has wonderfully expended all his bile in depicting, as hideous scenes, these mysteries of the Bona Dea where the young and beautiful Roman women, far from the eyes of men, give themselves up to mutual caresses. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  4. Zizi, too, like a little dea ex machina, sat, gloating over the outcome of it all. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  5. " O Dea certe," murmured he, and stopped. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  6. My faithful valet, who was on the rack of impatience to behold a lady of whom he had heard so much, no sooner understood that the coach was returned, than he placed himself at a window, to have a peep at her as she alighted; and, when he saw her, clapped his hands together, turned up the white of his eyes, and, with his mouth wide open, remained in a sort of ecstacy, which broke out into O Dea certe! – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  7. A picture of the shameful Clodius at the feast of Bona Dea arose before me. – The Orchard of Tears by Sax Rohmer
  8. As the Roman women worshipped Vesta and Ceres, so they also paid reverence to Bona Dea the good goddess, who blessed matrimonial unions with fruitfulness. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  9. She looked like a woman with a will of her own; her head was high, her step was firm; it was of just such a walk as hers that Virgil wrote his " vera incessu patuit dea and she made the young man in the section by himself think of that very passage as he glanced at her from under his heavy, bushy eyebrows. – The Deserter by Charles King
  10. I vow, until you showed your face, I thought the days of paganism were revived, and that lacking men, we were assembled here to celebrate the mysteries of the Bona Dea – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  11. 80, 529, 737; Lucian, " de Syria dea c. – The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) by Max Duncker
  12. To me she was so obviously dea certe. – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  13. " Good i- dea he said; and that was a long speech for Unc Nunkie because it was two words. – The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  14. But I'm not the dea ex machina to whom you owe the 'happy ending. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  15. 2242. 33. Tibullus, I, 7, 17. 34. Lucian, De dea Syria, 14; 54. Cf. – The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism by Franz Cumont
  16. The ceremonies connected with the phallus, and those observed in the worship of the Bona Dea were of a nature that no virtue could withstand. – Imperial Purple by Edgar Saltus
  17. 30 haec dea non stabili quam sit leuis orbe fatetur quem summo dubium sub pede semper habet. – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  18. Swear by the genius of the emperor, invoke the Dea Roma, sacrifice to Jove; no, not a bit of it, not a whisper, not a sign, not a grain of incense. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  19. The man she had left looked after her, as she trod with her long, light step beside the young man, and murmured, " Et vera incessu patuit dea – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield