Example sentences for: achilles

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

  • The Adam's apple is henceforward to be known as the laryngeal prominence . The Achilles tendon now becomes the calcaneal tendon . The space between a woman's breasts is now to be known as the intermammary sulcus .

  • The wily Odysseus slips Achilles some androstenedione, while Apollo stokes the Trojan defenders on creatine.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Jets, many fans' preseason pick to make it to the Super Bowl, lost their season opener and the services of four starters including quarterback Vinny Testaverde, out for the season with a ruptured Achilles' tendon.


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