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Virginity

See also Chastity, Purity.
Agnes, St.
patron saint of virgins. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewer Dictionary, 16]
Atala
Indian maiden learns too late she can be released from her vow to remain a virgin. [Fr. Lit.: Atala]
Athena
goddess who had no love affairs and never married, called Parthenos, ‘the Virgin.’ [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 60]
Cecilia, St.
consecrated self to God, bridegroom followed suit. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 81–82]
Chrysanthus and Daria, Sts.
sexless marriage for glory of God. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 86]
Drake, Temple
chastity makes her the object of attacks. [Am. Lit.: Sanctuary]
garden, enclosed
wherein grow the red roses of chastity. [Christian Symbolism: De Virginibus, Appleton, 41]
Josyan
steadfastly retains virginity for future husband. [Br. Lit.: Bevis of Hampton]
Lygia
foreign princess remains chaste despite Roman orgies. [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797–799]
lily
symbol of Blessed Virgin; by extension, chastity. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 57–58]
ostrich egg
symbolic of virgin birth. [Art: Hall, 110]
red and white roses, garland of
emblem of virginity, esp. of the Virgin Mary. [Christian Iconog.: Jobes, 374]
Vestals
six pure girls; tended fire sacred to Vesta. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1127]
Virgin Mary, Blessed
mother of Jesus. [Christianity: NCE, 1709]
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20) Her decision to become a priestess is sealed after her ordeal with the ritual deflowering ceremony and in reaction to a double sense of shame: she is forced, along with other young virgins, to come to the temple, where they are put on display and chosen by a male.
The context is predictable reflecting the mercenary, sexual predatoriness of the 17th century, where virgins were casually deflowered and their fortunes squandered on other women by those who did the deflowering.
He notes that they do not necessarily reflect what actually transpired, and avoids the blunder of Cissie Fairchilds who takes at face value the girls' claims that deflowering usually took place through violence.
IEG pulled out of the event after it was discovered the couple never intended to go through with the mutual deflowering, and that the sponsors of the event intended to charge a fee for watching the deception after announcing it would be free of charge.
Drawn from James Franco's short-story collection, which consists mostly of driving drunk, smoking weed and deflowering virgins, this group portrait of disaffected Northern California teens goes to impressive lengths to develop the characters and shape their experience into something meaningful without ever quite cracking how its various vignettes should function as a whole.
His lecherous pals include Dino (Sean Faris), who devotes all his energy to deflowering his girlfriend (Missy Peregrym) - ``There's something about being the first guy there,'' he leers wistfully - and Jonathan (Chris Lowell), who's reticent about pursuing a relationship with his platonic pal (Kelly Osbourne - perhaps Jon has glimpsed her gene pool).
Robert Earnshaw's jubilant picture was splashed across page after page of the Echo for his truly heroic performance at Wales' deflowering of Germany at the Millennium Stadium.
I'll leave you to decide which deflowering is the more likely.
But the point has to be made that the deflowering of virgins (of either sex) has its associated traumas for both parties and Brooke, in this instance, compares to heterosexual encounters of the same nature.
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