Grecian


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Grecian

1. (esp of beauty or architecture) conforming to Greek ideals, esp in being classically simple
2. a scholar of or expert in the Greek language or literature
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She had depended on a twilight walk to the Grecian temple, and perhaps all over the grounds, and an evening merely cold or damp would not have deterred her from it; but a heavy and settled rain even SHE could not fancy dry or pleasant weather for walking.
In spite of the bicycle, however, the drama, which was to be entitled "Hypatia," was now in a fair way to be written, for the poet had met and fallen in love with Gertrude Lindsay, whose almost Grecian features, and some knowledge of the different calculua which she had acquired at Alton, helped him to believe that she was a fit model for his heroine.
Or, if the Nautilus did emerge, nothing was to be seen but the pilot's cage; and sometimes it went to great depths, for, between the Grecian Archipelago and Asia Minor we could not touch the bottom by more than a thousand fathoms.
In another place was a vast array of idols--Polynesian, Mexican, Grecian, Phoenician, every country on earth I should think.
I remember, just at his age, how deep in love I was with a Grecian statue which our good king, then Henry IV.
These were Gothic monsters, though perhaps of Grecian ancestry.
No," replied Grandfather; "the different colonies did not compose one nation together; it was merely a confederacy among the governments: It somewhat resembled the league of the Amphictyons, which you remember in Grecian history.
The most beautiful is the Seneca, named after a Grecian king.
Frances went into an inner room to take off her bonnet, and she came out a model of frugal neatness, with her well-fitting black stuff dress, so accurately defining her elegant bust and taper waist, with her spotless white collar turned back from a fair and shapely neck, with her plenteous brown hair arranged in smooth bands on her temples, and in a large Grecian plait behind: ornaments she had none--neither brooch, ring, nor ribbon; she did well enough without them --perfection of fit, proportion of form, grace of carriage, agreeably supplied their place.
Her nose would have been called Grecian, but for a softly rounded swell, that gave in character to the feature what it lost in beauty.
This was manifestly of Roman origin, or of Grecian accepted as Roman.
I interpret all languages--or nearly all--but as I am a Greek by birth and with a Grecian name, it is with that particular tongue that I am principally associated.