A girl discharged from the 'Lethe' had earned five guineas by writing a thousand words in a hated but largely read daily paper.
When I was born no pitying angel dipped my spirit-fire in Lethe.
Duller shouldst thou be than the fat weedThat rots itself in ease on Lethe wharf,—Would'st thou not stir in this!
Not for all the world would I bathe my soul in the waters of Lethe.
We crossed several rivers; besides the “Echo,” one called the “Styx,” the other the “Lethe.”
For past the valley of Sleep flow the waters of Lethe, the river of Forgetfulness.
Lethe was the river of forgetfulness, and those who drank of it forgot their former life and were ready for a new one.
The waters of the sullen Lethe, rolling doom, are sounding too loudly in our own ears.
France, in the parlance of the hour, was to drink the waters of Lethe.
The essential can, at most, only be dimmed by the drinking of Lethe.
river of Hades (whose water when drunk caused forgetfulness of the past), from Greek lethe, literally "forgetfulness, oblivion," related to lethargos "forgetful," lathre "secretly, by stealth," lathrios "stealthy," lanthanein "to be hidden." Cognate with Latin latere "to be hidden" (see latent). Related: Lethean.