[ US /ˈɔɹfiəs/ ]
  1. (Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed
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How To Use Orpheus In A Sentence

  • At least Orpheus had known where Eurydice was when he had gone in search of her. DREAMS OF INNOCENCE
  • He is working on a translation of the German lyric poet Rainer Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus and on music projects with Scottish piano player Steve Hamilton, who lives in Sofia.
  • I only add, that it is peculiar to the Platonic philofophy to fufpend phyfics from theology, and this in imitation of Orpheus, who fufpends Nature herfelf from the vivific goddefs Rhea, who is the caufe of all life, both that which is intelledtual, and that which is tnfeparable from the fluduating nature of bodies. The Description of Greece
  • There was an old fiddler, a kind of Orpheus of the slums, who would sometimes creep in there and take his post in a corner and begin to play, happy if the mad lads threw him halfpence, or thrust a half-drained tankard under his tearful old nose: happy, too, if they did not -- as they often did -- toss the cannikin at him out of mere lightness of heart and drunkenness of wit. Marjorie
  • I recorded this reading of the Sonnets For Orpheus a couple of months back with the help of my good mate (and shit-hot seven string guitarist) Andy Miller, so I've been intending to do this for a wee while, but never quite got off my arse to do it. Sonnets For Orpheus Audio
  • Cage is tall and skinny enough, and since Morpheus is simply inscrutable, you could just paint Cage white and let the makeup do the acting.
  • Note: [42.1] otherwise called Somnus and Morpheus, The Confidence-Man
  • The mosaics depict a range of fabulous creatures, gods, and heroes, including the four seasons, Orpheus playing a lyre, Perseus and Andromeda, an astrologer, and a Medusa head.
  • When Morelli and other full members can't make a performance, Orpheus uses ringers to fill in for them.
  • For him, a libidinal and Dionysian Black Orpheus had the potency to mount an explosive attack on the repressed, repressive West.
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