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Antinous

[an-tin-oh-uh s] /ænˈtɪn oʊ əs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
the chief suitor of Penelope, killed by Odysseus upon his return from Troy.
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  • Antinous refers to it (l. 259) and proposes to defer the contest on that account.

    Homer's Odyssey Denton J. Snider
  • Antinous might lift his brow, and tell us why he is forever sad.

    The Marble Faun, Volume I. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "That you certainly ought not to do," said Antinous, beseechingly.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Antinous, you are wiser than I. Let us leave the future to the future.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • "I have never yet been able to keep still for any artist," said Antinous.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • He was quite alone, for Antinous had left the room with the Emperor.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • But Antinous remained, gazing, like his master, at the stars.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Antinous was the first to detect it, cried 'Fire,' and warned his master.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • No one was to accompany him but Antinous, Mastor, and a few huntsmen and some dogs.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
  • I have long had them, and I now would fain repay my Antinous for all these treasures.

    The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers

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