He was brave like an Achillean. From LearnThat.org.
Why not cast him in Achillean brass, the rival of the great hero of gunpowder and. From Wordnik.com. [The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 394, October 17, 1829] Reference
He marshaled his hugely populated orchestra and chorus with an Achillean virtuosity that was, literally, breathtaking. From Wordnik.com. [James Levine: A Maestro At the Top of His Game] Reference
He summoned up all the Achillean courage it takes for a fourteen-year-old boy to admit his interest to a specific girl, and to her face at that. From Wordnik.com. [A Grave Denied]
Fascism just was about the Achillean hero; both Hussein and Al Quaeda make (or made) public statements to their own followers about the importance of annhilating the enemy (and the enemy's women and children...) while putting on a different face and complaining to the rest of the world about how they're persecuted. From Wordnik.com. ["Toxic Spiritual Nature" ... and Those Desks Pinch] Reference
The torrents of Maine are hasty young heroes, galloping so hard when they gallop, and charging with such rash enthusiasm when they charge, hurrying with such Achillean ardor toward their eternity of ocean, that they would never know the influence, in their heart of hearts, of blue cloudlessness, or the glory of noonday, or the pageantries of sunset, -- they would only tear and rive and shatter carelessly. From Wordnik.com. [The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 59, September, 1862] Reference
They shall have an Achillean roar; and they shall sing by second nature. From Wordnik.com. [Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Complete] Reference
Shall drag in chains their Achillean race - t Shall vindicate his anceftors diigracc. From Wordnik.com. [The Works of the English Poets] Reference
A copy of Blair's speech had been shown him at the station, and I was the sole witness of his Achillean wrath. From Wordnik.com. [The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln]
I had inferred from his books, or magnified from some anecdotes, an impression of Achillean wrath, an untamable petulance. From Wordnik.com. [I. English Traits. First Visit To England] Reference
I had inferred from his books, or magnified from some anecdotes, an impression of Achillean wrath, -- an untamable petulance. From Wordnik.com. [Stories of Authors, British and American] Reference
It is interesting to compare the discourse from the right on climate change - combusting large amounts of discursive methane chasing phantom bits of contrived Achillean controversy over minute bits of science they don't quite grasp - compared with where the actual conversation is now. From Wordnik.com. [Progressive Bloggers] Reference
He will simply be ridiculous: the weight of the shield will cause him to stagger, and will presently bring him on to his nose; beneath the helmet, as often as he looks up, will be seen that squint; the Achillean greaves will be a sad drag to his progress, and the rise and fall of the breast-plate will tell a tale of a humped-back; in short, neither the armourer nor the owner of the arms will have much to boast of. From Wordnik.com. [Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 03] Reference
From Nestor's tongue in accents Achillean. From Wordnik.com. [Studies in Song] Reference
Shall drag in chains their Achillean race. From Wordnik.com. [The Aeneid English] Reference
That, certainly, was not an Achillean life. From Wordnik.com. [Cape Cod] Reference
Achillean son, the young and terrible Grifone. From Wordnik.com. [Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III] Reference
Candidates for the Nomination ” Chase's Achillean Wrath ” Harmony. From Wordnik.com. [The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln]
Achillean wrath. From Wordnik.com. [The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln A Narrative And Descriptive Biography With Pen-Pictures And Personal Recollections By Those Who Knew Him] Reference
Candidates for the Nomination -- Chase's Achillean Wrath -- Harmony. From Wordnik.com. [The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln A Narrative And Descriptive Biography With Pen-Pictures And Personal Recollections By Those Who Knew Him] Reference
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