Ophelia


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Ophelia,

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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Ophelia

(oh-fee -lee-ă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered by Voyager 2 in 1986. Together with Cordelia, it acts as a shepherd satellite to the outermost (Epsilon) ring. See Uranus' rings; Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Ophelia

[ō′fēl·yə]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 33,400 miles (53,760 kilometers) with a period of 9 hours 3 minutes, and a diameter of about 20 miles (32 kilometers); the outer shepherding satellite for the outermost ring of Uranus.

Ophelia

goes mad after father’s death. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
See: Madness

Ophelia

driven insane by Hamlet’s actions, she drowns herself. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet]
See: Suicide
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It was known at the minister's and at the doctor's, and at Miss Peabody's milliner shop, that Ophelia St.
Miss Ophelia, as you now behold her, stands before you, in a very shining brown linen travelling-dress, tall, square-formed, and angular.
Miss Ophelia was the absolute bond-slave of the "ought.
But, how in the world can Miss Ophelia get along with Augustine St.
said Miss Ophelia, courageously; "what has been done can be done again.
The hasp snapped sharply in its hole, and Miss Ophelia turned the key, and pocketed it in triumph.
Miss Ophelia seated herself resolutely on the lately vanquished trunk, and marshalling all her goods and chattels in fine military order, seemed resolved to defend them to the last.
I'll go and see to his putting them in," said Miss Ophelia.
Well, at any rate, I'll carry this, and this, and this," said Miss Ophelia, singling out three boxes and a small carpet-bag.
Miss Ophelia looked despairingly as her cousin took all her treasures from her, and rejoiced to find herself once more in the carriage with them, in a state of preservation.
T is a pretty place," said Miss Ophelia, as she alighted; "though it looks rather old and heathenish to me.
Clare, who was in heart a poetical voluptuary, smiled as Miss Ophelia made her remark on his premises, and, turning to Tom, who was standing looking round, his beaming black face perfectly radiant with admiration, he said,