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.

  • Reference to the designated section in Appendix A reveals a brief discussion of the subject of sex-linked metaphors which quite correctly points out that many common metaphors, metonyms, and allusions refer to males— Achilles' heel, before you can say Jack Robinson, Bluebeard, David and Goliath , and many more.

  • An article identifies George W. Bush's Achilles' heel: abortion.

  • Gore, recognizing this Achilles' heel, goes after it with a crowbar.

  • The line itself is spoken by the wily Ulysses attempting to persuade Achilles to return to battle.


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