Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Maidens of the first families were selected to embroider the sacred peplus.

A rapid walk soon restored the maidens to their own peaceful homes.

To these maidens, thus united, came Emilia home from Europe.

But, before he was out of hearing, one of the maidens called after him.

Nobody ever knew what became of the twenty maidens he had married.

Now, thought the victors, we shall get our maidens back again.

Instead of writing his lyrics, he sets his birds and his maidens a-singing.

Even in the distance the Herd Boy could see the nine maidens in the water.

At the same moment the nine maidens noticed him and were much frightened.

During this action the maidens approached and hurried her from the plain.