Eumenides

NOUN
  1. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
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How To Use Eumenides In A Sentence

  • At that moment, had there been any way he could have got off Matlock Island, he would have fled from her like Orestes from the Eumenides. THE THORN BIRDS
  • The Erinyes are propitiated by a new ritual, in which they are worshipped as Eumenides, and Orestes dedicates an altar to Athena Areia. 2008 August | ultraorange.net
  • _Erynnis_, from the indignation and perturbations they raise in the mind; _Eumenĭdes_, from their placability to such as supplicate them, as in the instance of Orestes, and Argos, upon his following the advice of Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)
  • You think right, suh, an 'I daresay you are familiar with the classical names we three have adopted, bein' those of the Parcae - Lachesis, Clotho, an 'myself, Atropos - tho' I hope to convince you that those of the Eumenides would have been more fittin '. THE NUMBERS
  • Endymion's forty years 'sleep upon the bank of lunary is his imprisonment at Elizabeth's favourite Greenwich; the friendly intervention of Eumenides is that of the Earl of Sussex; and the solution of the difficulty in Tellus's marriage to Corsites is the marriage of the Countess of Sheffield to Sir Edward Stafford. The Growth of English Drama
  • _Erynnis_, from the indignation and perturbations they raise in the mind; _Eumenĭdes_, from their placability to such as supplicate them, as in the instance of Orestes, and Argos, upon his following the advice of Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)
  • Curious and willing, Oedipus asks how he can do this and appease the Eumenides, whose sacred grove he violated after first entering Colonus.
  • The Eumenides shows the Furies in pursuit of Orestes, who is protected by the younger god Apollo.
  • At that moment, had there been any way he could have got off Matlock Island, he would have fled from her like Orestes from the Eumenides. THE THORN BIRDS
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