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Admetus

[ad-mee-tuh s] /ædˈmi təs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a Thessalian king, one of the Argonauts and husband of Alcestis.
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  • She took leave of her children and commended them to the care of Admetus.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • It is one thing that Apollo should be employed by Admetus, although he is a god.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • Last of them all came the son of Admetus, dragging his chariot and driving his horses on in front.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Admetus, much affected, bade him rise, and assured him of protection.

  • Dost thou love this maiden with all thy heart and soul, Admetus?

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • Just in time Admetus drew back, or they would have squeezed the life from her.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • And Admetus glanced this way and that, but could not meet that steadfast look.

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • Like one changed to marble Admetus stood and watched him go.

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  • The voice of man's reason is to them as the baying of jackals in the wilderness, Admetus.

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  • It chanced that Admetus was standing in the portico on his way in.

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British Dictionary definitions for Admetus

Admetus

/ædˈmiːtəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a king of Thessaly, one of the Argonauts, who was married to Alcestis
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