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Hippomenes

[hi-pom-uh-neez] /hɪˈpɒm əˌniz/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
the successful suitor of Atalanta.
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  • Looking about me, I found a brig called the Hippomenes, bound to Gibraltar, and back.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • The people cheered on Hippomenes, eager that such valor should win.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • At that instant Hippomenes tossed ahead one of the golden apples.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • Elsewhere Hippomenes delivers himself of a superexcellent pun.

    A Book of Burlesque Willam Davenport Adams
  • She stooped to pick it up, and Hippomenes regained the lead.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • Caught by its glitter the maiden stooped again, and while she paused to recover the apple, Hippomenes shot ahead.

  • Thus for the first time the race was won by another than Atalanta, and Hippomenes claimed the maiden as his rightful reward.

  • On a certain day the few bold men who were to try their fortune made ready, and chose young Hippomenes as judge.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • Against her will she turned to pick up the golden apple, and Hippomenes touched the goal.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • Venus did not always befriend true lovers, as she had befriended Hippomenes, with her three golden apples.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
British Dictionary definitions for Hippomenes

Hippomenes

/hɪˈpɒmɪˌniːz/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the husband, in some traditions, of Atalanta
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