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Greek mythology:  a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone

or as a common noun:  any handsome young man
  • The contrast was as striking as it could have been eighteen years before, when Rigg was a most unengaging kickable boy, and Raffles was the rather thick-set Adonis of bar-rooms and back-parlors.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (87% in)

There are no more uses of "Adonis" in Middlemarch.

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