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Venus de Milo

or Venus of Melos

[duh mee-loh, mahy-] /də ˈmi loʊ, ˈmaɪ-/
noun
1.
a Greek statue of Venus in marble, c200 b.c., found in 1820 on Melos and now in the Louvre, Paris.
Also called Aphrodite of Melos.
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  • The Venus de Milo was considered, two thousand years ago, the most beautiful woman of the Archipelago.

  • Who's the old cove over there with the Venus de Milo effect of arms?

  • The wife of the proprietor was a handsome big woman dressed in a close fitting black frock, with the figure of a Venus de Milo.

  • A not-unrecognizable Venus de Milo occupied the center of the table.

  • I remember all, and the buying of the life-size "Venus de Milo."

  • Any schoolboy, almost, might have made as clever a travesty of the Venus de Milo.

    Trilbyana Joseph Benson Gilder & Jeannette Leonard Gilder
  • She thought it would be fine to try the statue of the Venus de Milo.

    Duffels Edward Eggleston
  • Some original friend has even sent us a life-size, marble reproduction of the Venus de Milo.

    Murder in Any Degree Owen Johnson
  • The Venus de Milo is the impersonation of beauty, in ruin—the sublimest fragment of the ancient world.

Venus de Milo in Culture
Venus de Milo [(duh-mee-loh, meye-loh)]

An ancient Greek statue of Venus, famous for its beauty, though its arms were broken off centuries ago. The statue is now in the Louvre.

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