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Classical Mythology. a daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë who gave Theseus the thread by which he escaped from the labyrinth: deserted by Theseus on Naxos, she became the bride of Dionysus.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

The two even appeared onstage as party guests in Ariadne auf Naxos.
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Historical Examples

Ariadne lost her hat, and had to borrow a red silk handkerchief of Simons and tie a knot in it at all four corners and wear it so.
The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt

Possibly in Ariadne may be a little hint for Nausicaa, saying, Beware.
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider

You know quite well, Ariadne, that I have not an ounce of pettishness in my disposition.
Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw

She eagerly examined the newspapers, but none of them mentioned the Ariadne.
The Heir of Kilfinnan W.H.G. Kingston

Ariadne was in one of her most talkative moods, and was describing at great length the dream that had frightened her so.
The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield

She was absorbed in Ariadne, and the slow, blazing summer days were none too long for her.
The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield

Ariadne punched, and the victim bore it in heroic silence, though she turned pale and her eyes were full of tears of anguish.
Eight Cousins Louisa M. Alcott

For the present I have a legal right to Ariadne, and I shall have to the boy!
The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield

The Delegate of the Ariadne is aboard the Invincible, if he’s not been hanged.
No Defense, Complete Gilbert Parker

(Greek myth) daughter of Minos and Pasiphaë: she gave Theseus the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur’s labyrinth


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