Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
Cassandra Jean: Listening to my mom assist my grandma in changing her Facebook profile pic.
“Barack has become a kind of human Rorschach test,” his friend Cassandra Butts told Rolling Stone.
Context: When asked by her sister Cassandra if she wanted anything as she lay on her deathbed.
Vaguely it seemed to him now that all was as he wished it to be with Cassandra near.
I ought to be a Dido and Niobe and Cassandra rolled into one.
Thank you, my dearest Cassandra, for the nice long letter I sent off this morning.
Your Miss Cassandra, or whatever her name is, doesnt know her history.
Could the souls on Cassandra do us bodily or mental injury, if we could ever reach their planet?
I believe it was your first acquaintance with Cassandra and Jane.
fem. proper name, from Greek Kasandra, Kassandra, daughter of Priam of Troy, seduced by Apollo who gave her the gift of prophecy, but when she betrayed him he amended it so that, though she spoke truth, none would believe her. Used figuratively since 1660s.
The name is of uncertain origin, though the second element looks like a fem. form of Greek andros "of man, male human being." Watkins suggests PIE *(s)kand- "to shine" as source of second element, hence possibly "praise of men."
In classical mythology, a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions, although true, were never believed by those around her. Apollo had given her the gift of prophecy but made it worthless after she refused his amorous advances. The Greeks captured Cassandra after their victory and sacrilegiously removed her from the temple of Athena. As a result, Athena helped cause shipwrecks and enormous loss of life to the Greeks on their return home.
Note: A “Cassandra” is someone who constantly predicts bad news.