Desdemona


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Desdemona,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of UranusUranus
, in astronomy, 7th planet from the sun, at a mean distance of 1.78 billion mi (2.87 billion km), with an orbit lying between those of Saturn and Neptune; its period of revolution is slightly more than 84 years.
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Desdemona

(dez-dĕ-moh -nă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered in 1986. See Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Desdemona

[‚dez·də′mōn·ə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 38,935 miles (62,660 kilometers) with a period of 11 hours 24 minutes, and with a diameter of about 36 miles (58 kilometers).

Desdemona

blamelessness martyred through slander. [Br. Lit.: Othello]
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For this reason Shakespear hath artfully introduced his Desdemona soliciting favours for Cassio of her husband, as the means of inflaming, not only his jealousy, but his rage, to the highest pitch of madness; and we find the unfortunate Moor less able to command his passion on this occasion, than even when he beheld his valued present to his wife in the hands of his supposed rival.
She was never tired of inquiring, if Sorrow had his young days faded, and was ready to listen and weep like Desdemona at the stories of his dangers and his campaigns.
Olivia's Coventry performance was acclaimed by both local and national theatre critics and she says she might never have got the role of Desdemona if it had not been for The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs.
Othello, a Moor general in the Venetian military in the early 1600s whose career has been marked with distinction, marries the high-born and much younger Venetian Desdemona.
New York, Sept 8 (ANI): Supermodel Naomi Campbell's billionaire boyfriend is reportedly set to buy her the former house of real-life Shakespearean heroine Desdemona.
Othello tells the tale of the eponymous black general and his young bride Desdemona.
White steps led to the dark interior of the upper stage, from which Desdemona appeared to elope with Othello.
Carlo Rizzi in the pit was fantastic including his glare in the direction of a mobile phone that went off as Desdemona started her deathbed scene.
has agreed to acquire London-based Fashion Television International Limited, the owner of the "Fashion Television" brand outside its native Canada, from Madrid-based Desdemona Capital.
Joanna Vanderham makes her RSC debut as a young, confident Desdemona but it is Ayesha Dharker as Iago's wife Emilia who really shines among the women as Desdemona's companion.