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any handsome young man

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(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone

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We are still a long way even from Francesca Woodman's stylized teen angel or Robert Mapplethorpe's sculptural, silver-gelatin Adonises.
Bak refers to him as "half man, half savage" (31)--Colonel Manly contrasts sharply with Dimple and the other jaded, effeminate beaux of New York, of whom Charlotte Manly observes, "such is the delicacy of their complexion, dress, and address, that, even had I no reliance on the honour of our dear Adonises, I would trust myself in any possible situation with them" (22).
Infomercial Adonises pitch elliptical trainers and recumbent cycles far more vigorously than Ronald McDonald pitches McNuggets.
Part II: Adonises in underwear: The new male beauty ideal, articles originally appeared in The Boston Phoenix.
But maybe the majority of Liverpool's crew-cut Adonises are just looking for that fresh start.
Star performance Euro Leader, for his Kerry National win under top weight Bronze Adonises
We're not all Adonises with washboard stomachs and good looks which is part of the reason I get cast a lot.
A horde of body-slapping cavemen suddenly shed their scraggly duds, transforming themselves into a chorus line of bikini-clad Adonises.
Lovely young girls in white gloves and gowns; adorable young Adonises escorting them; and proud parents bawling at the sight--no wonder the tradition continues.
It also noted that this vice, previously associated only with "aristocrats, wits, and Adonises," now infected the populace as a whole.
If there were no bronzed Adonises on TV then my work would dry up immediately," he says.
There are two wounded Adonises, a Prometheus sprawled on a rock with an eagle pecking his liver, two wounded Philoctetes with bow and arrow, a Philopoemen removing a spear from his thigh in bronze and numerous other bronze gladiators wielding swords.
What do priapic black attendants from the mosaic floors of Roman Africa's bathouses, the hypersexual and/or hyper-religious blackamoors of the European middle ages, the second-class Afro-Hispanic masters and mistresses mediating desire in colonial America, the genitally endowed wild Adonises and Hottentot Venuses exhibited in nineteenth-century "civilized" showcases like Burton's Arabian fantasy, the awesome Senor Superman whose choreographed "rape" of pale chorus girls made famous the pre-Castro Shanghai nightclub in Havana, and the trigger-happy superhuman proportions assumed by a recent appointee to the U.
In a very short time, the adonises at the beach will be 30 and fat," Flemming declares.