[ US /ɔˈɹɛstiz/ ]
  1. (Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; his sister Electra persuaded him to avenge Agamemnon's death by killing Clytemnestra and Aegisthus
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How To Use Orestes In A Sentence

  • After a series of twists and turns, Orestes makes himself known to Electra and they avenge their father's murder by committing an act of matricide.
  • He and his late brother, Orestes, are credited with creating the mambo in 1939.
  • _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)
  • Convinced, the Chorus of women advises that the oracle of Apollo is the only person who can help Orestes.
  • Orestes killed his mother and the Furies pursued him for eternity. DOLL'S EYES
  • Immediately after this, the avenging goddesses called Furies torment Orestes to the point of insanity.
  • But she with piercing screams brought down her snow-white arm upon her bosom and loudly smote on her poor head; then turned her steps in flight, shod in her golden shoon; but Orestes, outstripping her slippered feet, clutched his fingers in her hair and bending back her neck on to her left shoulder was on the point of driving the grim steel into her throat. Orestes
  • The Eumenides shows the Furies in pursuit of Orestes, who is protected by the younger god Apollo.
  • Yea, and I am sorry for Orestes, hapless youth, who is called my kinsman, to think that he should ever return to Argos and behold his sister's wretched marriage. Electra
  • As Orestes and the Furies confront each other, Athena arrives at the temple dressed in full battle armor.
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