Example sentences for: achilles

How can you use “achilles” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • His dreams were fulfilled, and even surpassed, by his son Alexander the Great, in a brief but action-filled lifetime of only 33 years (356–323 b.c. ). In 334 b.c. , aged only 22, he led his army across the Hellespont (now the Dardanelles), and paused at Troy to make a sacrifice at the temple of Athena and pay homage to his hero Achilles, before going on to defeat the Persians at the Battle of Granicus and liberating the Ionian cities.

  • In the case of the Shopping Avenger, his Achilles' heel is not animal, vegetable, or mineral but something less tangible.

  • NBA playoffs news: New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs because of a torn Achilles' tendon.

  • Fleece's Achilles' heel is that, without a nylon coating, it lacks any wind resistance--a slight breeze that wool and cotton would turn back cuts right through fleece with a nasty bite.

  • This, in a way, is the Shopping Avenger's Achilles' heel: thinking.

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