Phrases with "goddess"

Abraham Merri Nor could javelin or arrow or other missile other than those hurled by god and goddess penetrate it. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Nor was the battle confined to the temple of the blind goddess — it invaded the press, the pulpit, the drawing-room. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

Romance, forsooth! This was not the mild goddess he had sought, but an awful harpy who battened on the souls of men. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

This goddess on an hert ful hy she sat, With smale houndes al aboute hir feet, And undernethe her feet she had the moone, Wexyng it was, and shulde wane soone. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Henry James The goddess of liberty on the top, dressed in a bear’s skin; their liberty over here is the liberty of bears. The Point of View by Henry James [1882]

Nor fails the goddess to foment the rage With lying wonders, and a false presage; But adds a sign, which, present to their eyes, Inspires new courage, and a glad surprise. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Sinclair Lewis She looked like a poor color-reproduction of a Botticelli goddess of rather late spring. Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis

Edith Wharton And yet it was not the same goddess after all, but a pseudo-science masquerading in the garb of the real divinity. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Its voice was not the trumpeting of the disreputable goddess we all know — not blatant — not brazen. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad [1900]

Thomas Hughes But cricket is full of glorious chances, and the goddess who presides over it loves to bring down the most skilful players. Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes

Edith Wharton With the unfolding of the manuscript both these light puppets were brushed aside, and Vance was the instrument to which the goddess laid her lips. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

But now the goddess mother, mov’d with grief, And pierc’d with pity, hastens her relief. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Nathaniel Hawthorne Reclining on the border of grass where the dewy goddess should have been, I bent forward, and a pair of eyes met mine within the watery mirror. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Sarah was his goddess and every Sunday he bowed down to her and said his prayers to her impudent little face. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

If it were flowers she handled, it was as a goddess would handle them. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

So have I. So gracious is my memory of her that I have been reciting verses in her honour in the only tongue in which a goddess should be hymned. The House of the Four Winds by John Buchan

He seemed to have affronted a goddess of antiquity; he a poor puny mortal. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Victor Hugo The gods bathe themselves pure in light; and this goddess who came to him knew what she was doing. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

The gateway was taboo, for the goddess had entered; mystical age, nourishing wisdom, had gone into the sanctuary and must be inviolate. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Abraham Merri A goddess of earth’s youth reborn in Himalayan wilds. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Anna Katherine Green Ermentrude had besides, what even without beauty would have made her conspicuous to the eye, the figure of a goddess and the air of a queen. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Once more he pauses, and looks out again, And seeks the goddess charioteer in vain. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Thomas Hardy Eustacia was now no longer the goddess but the woman to him, a being to fight for, support, help, be maligned for. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

What had become of that innocent joviality he had dreamed of, that happy morning pilgrimage of Spring enlivened by tags from the poets? His goddess had played him false. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

George Gissing I shall never call you queen and goddessunless in delirium, and I think I should soon weary of the woman who put her head under my foot. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

The loveliest woman Angela had ever seen — tall, built like a goddesswalked on the King’s right hand. London Pride by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1896]

H. Rider Haggard He asked whence she came, and she answered: “Out of the Swan’s Bath.” [*] The Norse goddess of the sea. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

To Mrs. Pelgrin, Lillian was a goddess who had descended from high Olympus to mingle for a time with mere mortals. The Mystery Queen by Fergus Hume

Jules Verne Sir Francis, recognising the statue, whispered, “The goddess Kali; the goddess of love and death. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

Sidonian Dido here with solemn state Did Juno’s temple build, and consecrate, Enrich’d with gifts, and with a golden shrine; But more the goddess made the place divine. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Anthony Trollope She seemed to the noisy peasants, as she stood there before them, sad-looking and sorrowful, but so supremely beautiful, to be like some goddess who had come direct from heaven to give them warning. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

Alexander Pope Scarce could the goddess from her nymph be known, But by the crescent and the golden zone. Windsor Forest by Alexander Pope [1713]

Ione, tremble not, thou art my queen — my goddess — be my bride! All the wishes thou canst form shall be fulfilled. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Charlotte Perkins Gilman It made me feel as, one might imagine, a man might feel who loved a goddess — not a Venus, though! She did not resent my attitude, did not repel it, did not in the least fear it, evidently. Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1915]

Edith Wharton For that collection was his fate: or, one may say, it was embodied in the Diana who was queen and goddess of the realm. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

H. G. Wells The reverse shows the universal goddess of the Utopian coinage — Peace, as a beautiful woman, reading with a child out of a great book, and behind them are stars, and an hour-glass, halfway run. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Abraham Merri And they met! “They touched hands, touched lips, clasped — ere conquered god and goddess could withdraw from them. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

The voice of that homeless goddess was still pleading. The Grove of Ashtaroth by John Buchan [1910]

That brilliant Court, with a goddess at its head, and full of charming swains and divine nymphs, had also another side. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Gustave Flauber They were the fish of the Barca family, and were all descended from those primordial lotes which had hatched the mystic egg wherein the goddess was concealed. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Gustave Flauber Of a surety, the proconsul’s family was descended direct from the goddess Vitellia. A highway, leading from the Janiculum to the sea, still bore their name. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

When she was off-duty he was attended to by The Amazon, a goddess with arms like the limb of a beech tree. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

George Gissing Though his white-limbed goddess fade ghostlike, the symbol is as valid as ever. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

George Meredith I sat in gloom: you came: I saw my goddess and worshipped. The Tragic Comedians by George Meredith [1880]

The goddess widely spreads the loud report, And flies at length to King Hyarba’s court. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Walter Scott A witch from the spital or almshouse would have been a goddess in comparison to the late beautiful huntress. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Abraham Merri Yuruk — beware!” “The goddess commands. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Virginia Woolf She would have called her goddess and endowed her with a beauty that was not hers, with clothes that were not hers, had she not been carrying a pile of little mottled books and two black gloves. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Abraham Merri Strife of god and goddess there was none. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Anthony Trollope But now —! They talk about goddesses, but I am sure she is a goddess to me. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Jack London I knew, as never before, nor since, the thousand dear and delightful anguishes of love frustrated but ever resilient and beckoned on by the very goddess of love. The Red One by Jack London [1918]

Of those good things which the blind goddess had flung into his lap nothing was too good for his daughter or his daughter’s husband in Sir Reginald’s opinion. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Great good luck for you and your children to have a goddess tell you your doom. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

His goddess mother is not near, to shroud The flying coward with an empty cloud. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Nathaniel Hawthorne Forgotten beauty had come back, as beautiful as ever; a goddess had risen from her long slumber, and was a goddess still. The Marble Faun by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1860]

Nor did the goddess doubtfully declare Her alter’d mind and alienated care. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Edith Wharton The goddess of the new worship was but a bloody Maenad who had borrowed the attributes of freedom. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Sinclair Lewis I’m not a cool slim goddess on a column. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Henry David Thoreau The Roman made an expiatory offering, and prayed, Whatever god or goddess thou art to whom this grove is sacred, be propitious to me, my family, and children, etc. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

And as she hovered from flower to flower, with her earnest and youthful countenance and graceful motions, you could not have imagined a fitter handmaid for the goddess of the garden. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Sidney Colvin His new plan was to relate the fall of the Titans, not, as before, in direct narrative, but in the form of a vision revealed and interpreted to him by a goddess of the fallen race. Keats by Sidney Colvin [1887]

She was like a spellbound creature with the forehead of a goddess crowned by the dishevelled magnificent hair of a gipsy tramp. A Smile of Fortune by Joseph Conrad [1911]

Henry James 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 by Henry James [1903]

Oscar Wilde Rather, he will look upon Art as a goddess whose mystery it is his province to intensify, and whose majesty his privilege to make more marvellous in the eyes of men. Intentions by Oscar Wilde [1891]

George MacDonald Swiftly she moved, like a Greek goddess to rescue, but without haste. Lilith by George MacDonald

D. H. Lawrence When his eyes got used to the faint glow of the lamp, he saw the goddess striding like a ship, eager in the swirl of her gown, and he made his obeisance. The Man Who Died by D. H. Lawrence

And then to me: “The goddess has flown, eh?” Nelson’s Cove — as we used to call it — was crowded with shipping that day. Freya of the Seven Isles by Joseph Conrad [1911]

William Hope Hodgson Then, even as I puzzled to know what the thing was, a memory slid into my mind, and straightway, I knew that I was looking at a monstrous representation of Kali, the Hindu goddess of death. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

Edith Wharton What! The goddess read, then? She could accompany one on those flights too? Lead one, no doubt? My heart beat high . New Year’s Day by Edith Wharton

H. G. Wells Romance and his goddess had vanished. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

Thomas Hardy The reddleman’s hint that rumour might show her to disadvantage had no permanent terror for Eustacia. She was as unconcerned at that contingency as a goddess at a lack of linen. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

John Keats Phoebe, or Diana, goddess of the moon. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

E. Phillips Oppenheim More than ever in that moment she seemed like an insignificant, and less alluring counterpart of that strange goddess of the Bermondsey public house. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

Henry Fielding This was called the WHEEL OF FORTUNE. The goddess herself was present. A journey from this world to the next by Henry Fielding

Abraham Merri Maiden Isis, virgin Astarte she stood there, held in the grip of the Disk — like a goddess betrayed and hopeless yet thirsting for vengeance. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

I parted from Margaret in a hopeful frame of mind, but it seemed almost that that afternoon the goddess of mischance was bent on shadowing me from the very moment I left the Raintons’ house. The Secret of the Garden by Arthur Gask [1924]

E. F. Benson But it would be altogether different if Lucia was the goddess of putting . Lucia in London by E. F. Benson [1927]

Thomas Hardy Knowing as much about a secret murder as God knows is a very suspicious thing: it doesn’t make you a goddess — far from it. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Radclyffe Hall It was one of those rare and delicious occasions when Stephen could converse with her goddess undisturbed, for the nurse had gone out to post a letter. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Maria Edgeworth That goddess (let Ovid say what he pleases) was born and bred in a kitchen, or a servants’ hall. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

Cut my goddess in two: she is still white marble to the core. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

No wonder philosophers are dazzled by it still, and no wonder they look with some disdain at the low earth of feeling from which the goddess launched herself aloft. The Meaning of Truth by William James

H. G. Wells Love neither a goddess nor a captive woman. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Robert Louis Stevenson And then, as brave men are entitled, by prescriptive right as old as the world’s history, to the alliance and the active help of Fortune, the punctual goddess stepped down from the machine. Prince Otto by Robert Louis Stevenson

A goddess in her aerial place, haughty, beautiful, unconscious of human gaze, and seen as it were telescopically by mortals from below. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope There was nothing of a goddess about her. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

A goddess with golden hair, a bright blue linen tunic, sea-blue eyes, and the most enviable pair of legs. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

There, set deeply within the remotest centre, a bridal Bed doth a goddess inarm; smooth ivory glossy from Indies, Robed in roseate hues, rich seashells' purple adorning. Poems and Fragments by Catullus

Abraham Merri He looked up into the shadowy eyes of the woman called Sharane; no goddess now, only woman. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Algernon Blackwood I saw her of the Greek goddess type, with calm, inscrutable eyes, majestic mien, the suggestion of strange knowledge in her quiet language and uncommon gestures. Julius LeVallon by Algernon Blackwood [1916]

Robert Louis Stevenson And the fact was that she made a goddess and an only child of the effete and tearful lady; and even as she waited at table her hands would sometimes itch for my lord’s ears. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Maria Edgeworth His goddess was not to be appeased by any propitiatory or expiatory sacrifice. The Modern Griselda by Maria Edgeworth

Anna Katherine Green Or so she thought, poor girl, as her meek regard passed from the friend whose attractions she had thus acknowledged to the man whose approbation would make a goddess of her too. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

It’s a goddess to the rescue. To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey [1950]

She was a goddess at a little distance. The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wrigh

And northward, in a toret on the walle, Of alabaster whit and red corálle An oratory riche for to see, To clene Dyane, goddess of chastitee, Hath Theseus i-wrought in noble wise. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

The peace thus made, the Thund’rer next prepares To force the wat’ry goddess from the wars. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

But he had no cares, for the goddess of the poppy had flung her mantle over him, and he was always under the influence of morphia. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Victor Hugo According to Æschylus, in the orgies in honour of the great goddess the women were smitten by this evil frenzy when they pursued the satyrs under the stars. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

Wilkie Collins I was asked if I had seen her, wherever I went, until my social position, as the one man who was indifferent to the reigning goddess of the stage, became quite unendurable. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Gissing Beauty was the goddess that he worshipped at the inmost shrine of his being, and to the bodying forth of visible shapes of beauty his life must be devoted, or he must cast aside the pencil for ever. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Wilkie Collins The goddess Minerva is a clever woman, and she will hold out her hand and take his fortune from him with the utmost docility. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Rudyard Kipling Moriarty was drawn, not into Mrs. Reiver’s set, because they were not his sort, but into the power of Mrs. Reiver, and he fell down in front of her and made a goddess of her. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

She’s no more a goddess than I’m a god. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

John Keats Diana was the goddess of hunting. Poems published in 1820 by John Keats

This Dryad must have fallen out with the goddess Mnemosyne.” “These shepherdesses, Madame? Pray remember that it is a crime to betray a woman’s name. Ten Years Later by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Cæsar and Scipio on the dexter hand Of the bright goddess led the laurell’d band. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

E. F. Benson He had even championed his goddess against Lucia, when she pronounced that Wagner was totally lacking in knowledge of dramatic effects. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

H. G. Wells The woman one loves is like a goddess hidden in a shrine; for her sake we live on hope and suffer the kindred priestesses that make up herself. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

G. K. Chesterton Only you were always the spirit of the stream and the goddess of the valley. Tales of the Long Bow by G. K. Chesterton [1925]

The chaste virgin naturally pitied: But the powerful goddess revenged the wrong. Travels in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth by Paul Hentzner

Ford Madox Ford It stretched out below her, that little domain, as if she were a goddess dominating its destinies. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

The goddess of ill-fortune was certainly following William that afternoon, for he had not left the shop two minutes when Croupin returned to it. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

George Gissing The goddess of this sanctuary was alone; as the door opened the notes of a zither trembled into silence, and Adela saw a light-robed loveliness rise and stand before her. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Abraham Merri No trivial matter was it to indict this power — Ishtar, goddess or whatever that power might be in this alien world where, certainly, it was powerful indeed. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Benjamin Disraeli The goddess of neatness and precision reigned supreme, especially in his hall, which, though barely ten feet square, was a cabinet of rural curiosities. Venetia by Benjamin Disraeli [1837]

Edith Wharton She smiled in her round-eyed unseeing way, as a little gold-and-ivory goddess might smile down on her worshippers, and said: “I got up early because there wasn’t any need to. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Henry David Thoreau This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a travelling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Ivan Turgenev That cross the goddess had caught sight of. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Abraham Merri Under the smooth throat a buckle of dull gold held the sheer, diaphanous folds of the pale amber silk which swathed the high and rounded breasts, hiding no goddess curve of them. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Downward the various goddess took her flight, And drew a thousand colors from the light; Then stood above the dying lover’s head, And said: “I thus devote thee to the dead. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Anthony Trollope To him she was such a goddess that she must be right — and therefore his own inferiority to such a one as Ferdinand Lopez was proved. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Fear not that I shall watch, with servile shame, Th’ imperious looks of some proud Grecian dame; Or, stooping to the victor’s lust, disgrace My goddess mother, or my royal race. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

George Gissing It is sometimes more than human—as though the loveliest Greek goddess suddenly found breath and colour and the light of eyes. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

They weep, they beat their breasts, they rend their hair, And rich embroider’d vests for presents bear; But the stern goddess stands unmov’d with pray’r. The Aeneid by translated by John Dryden

Too opportune to be sincere, this condemnation of his first liaison cannot but be regarded as an incense of flattery offered to the coy goddess of his later vows. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

The Fish were preserved in ponds near to the Temple, and superstitious dread forbade their capture, for the goddess punished such sacrilege, smiting the offender with ulcers and tumours. From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L. Weston [1920]

George Meredith An enamoured Egeria who is not a princess in her worldly state nor a goddess by origin has to play one of those parts which strain the woman’s faculties past naturalness. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

H. G. Wells The goddess shone through her indeed, glowed in all her body, she was a worshipful temple of love for me — yes. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Abraham Merri And if I were a god or goddess — very certainly, indeed, I would not!” There was a silence; then — “The man has judged!” whispered the still voice. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

The goddess Minerva took from Ulysses his wrinkles, baldness, and deformity, to make him appear a handsome man. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Ivan Turgenev I see the face of the hushed goddess overspread with a deadly pallor; I saw her feet grew rooted to the ground, her lips parted in unutterable horror; her eyes grew wide, fixed on the distance . Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

Who am I?” The man answered in a voice entirely devoid of meaning, “A goddess are you. The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Matthew Arnold Herodotus’s Ταβιτι for the goddess Vesta is not connected with the root div whence Dêvas, Deus, &c. The Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold [1867]

Why, where was this southern goddess hid that you never saw her? She’s divine, Brabant; she’s perfectly divine. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

These shapes have no angles: a caryatid in marble is almost as flexible; a Phidian goddess is not more perfect in a certain still and stately sort. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Walter Scott Her appointments, however, were rather those of an Amazon or goddess of the woods. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

Elaine sat like a grave young goddess about to dispense some mysterious potion to her devotees. The Unbearable Bassington by Saki

Anthony Trollope His goddess had indeed refused him — but not with disdain. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope