Then Calvin Klein aired a two-minute commercial featuring an Adonis flexing in underwear.
No one thinks to transform him into an Adonis, to require him to mascara his lashes or tint his cheekbones a delicate pink.
In an interview with the Today show, Sheen ranted about “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA,” and referred to himself as a “warlock.”
Brad Pitt, even in an impromptu cell phone photo, manages to look like Adonis on earth.
The latest Adonis cast in the part is 31-year-old model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan.
It was in the pocket of this that I found the poem of "Venus and Adonis."
There was in the worship of Ishtar wailing for Tammuz (Adonis).
Remember the touching story of Adonis, barbarously wounded, surviving in a pine, where he weeps eternally.
The sound of the chace is heard, which betokens the approach of Adonis.
Still, so far as personal appearance goes, Ludwig himself was no Adonis.
"a beau," 1620s, from Greek Adonis, name of the youth beloved by Aphrodite, from Phoenician adon "lord," probably originally "ruler," from base a-d-n "to judge, rule." Adonai is the Hebrew cognate.