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Definition a slight wind (usually refreshing);
or: (Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
  • The mourners came in a Ford Zephyr and a Transit van.
    David Almond  --  Clay
  • The smallest puff of air through the quarter-open windows was a zephyr.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The imposing desolation was barren of any animals except for a bird gliding on the zephyrs.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Listen to every zephyr for some reproof, for it is surely there, and he is unfortunate who does not hear it.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • He felt a zephyr curling about his cheek, and turned.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • I appeared on my father's doorstep, in a golden cradle, carried down from Olympus by Zephyr the West Wind.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Air .... an ethereal zephyr blown from angel's lips.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I heard the thunder, then the whistle of the Lowcountry Zephyr as it approached the trestle that crossed the Ashley River.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The hurricane is succeeded by a zephyr of amiable surprise.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • I couldn't, not with my hands trembling like saplings in a summer zephyr.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • What do you want for fifty bucks—a Zephyr?
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • Euroclydon, nevertheless, is a mighty pleasant zephyr to any one in-doors, with his feet on the hob quietly toasting for bed.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The 1936 four-door Lincoln Zephyr sedan moved down the winding road at a decent, if unhurried, pace.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • A delicious zephyr played along the coasts of the Mediterranean, and wafted from shore to shore the sweet perfume of plants, mingled with the fresh smell of the sea.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Spring had come, clad in no classical garb, yet fairer than all springs; fairer even than she who walks through the myrtles of Tuscany with the graces before her and the zephyr behind.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Zephyr, is it?
    James Patterson  --  School's Out - Forever
  • The zephyr that carried me was mild and warm, even as I soared in its currents high over the White Peak, breaking through the gray clouds and into a place where the sun so dazzled that I had to close my eyes.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Still, the Tankadere was so light, and her fine sails caught the fickle zephyrs so well, that, with the aid of the currents John Bunsby found himself at six o'clock not more than ten miles from the mouth of Shanghai River.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • As for Hetty, her feet rested on a cloud, and she was borne along by warm zephyrs; she had forgotten her rose-coloured ribbons; she was no more conscious of her limbs than if her childish soul had passed into a water-lily, resting on a liquid bed and warmed by the midsummer sun-beams.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • He opened it cautiously with his left hand lest he should waken the child and began to read the first poem in the book: Hushed are the winds and still the evening gloom, Not e'en a Zephyr wanders through the grove, Whilst I return to view my Margaret's tomb And scatter flowers on the dust I love.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners

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