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[ad-mee-tuh s] /ædˈmi təs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a Thessalian king, one of the Argonauts and husband of Alcestis. Unabridged
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  • This Admetus did; and in this chariot he drove her back to his own kingdom of Pheræ, where he made her his queen.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • It is one thing that Apollo should be employed by Admetus, although he is a god.

    What I Saw in America G. K. Chesterton
  • By the aid of his divine herdsman, Admetus accomplished this difficult task, and gained his bride.

  • Last of them all came the son of Admetus, dragging his chariot and driving his horses on in front.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Outside in the great hall Admetus sat with his head upon his hands, weeping for his wife, and cursing the bitterness of his fate.

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

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
  • From the place where Admetus lived it was only a few miles to Iolcus, a rich city by the sea.

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

    Children of the Dawn Elsie Finnimore Buckley
British Dictionary definitions for Admetus


(Greek myth) a king of Thessaly, one of the Argonauts, who was married to Alcestis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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