Thursday, March 20, 2003
Definitions for virago
- A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage.
- A woman regarded as loud, scolding, ill-tempered, quarrelsome, or overbearing.
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Citations for virago
The intrepid heroines range from Unn the Deep Minded, the Viking virago who colonized Iceland, to Sue Hendrikson, a school dropout who became one of the great experts on amber, fossils and shipwrecks.
This virago, this madwoman, finally got to me, and I was subjected to the most rude, the most shocking violence I can remember.