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Laodice

[ley-od-uh-see] /leɪˈɒd əˌsi/
noun
1.
(in the Iliad) a daughter of Priam and Hecuba who chose to be swallowed up by the earth rather than live as a Greek concubine.
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  • The curious sense of indignation that possessed Laodice was purely instinctive.

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  • He took to wife a woman of the house of Battus, by name Laodice.

  • The glance she shot at Laodice was full of cold anger that she had permitted herself to be surprised in company with Philadelphus.

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  • Laodice held him fast only for a moment, when it seemed that she was wrenched away.

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  • In the Christian's heart he knew how narrowly Laodice had made her lover's mark for her.

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  • Laodice half rose as she read them and pressed her hands together.

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  • Laodice rose at sign of this concerted deference to Philadelphus but sat down again, with her lips compressed.

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  • Laodice appreciated the boy's concern for them but could not make an attempt to explain.

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  • Laodice got upon her feet in her agitation and raised her veil to stare at this slander.

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  • Laodice caught her breath in an agony of indignation and distress.

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