Example sentences for: achilles

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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 .

  • 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.

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

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