noun Classical Mythology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM AchillesAch·il·le·an [ak-uh-lee-uhn, uh-kil-ee-], /ˌæk əˈli ən, əˈkɪl i-/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for Achilles
Durant must prove that the Achilles’ injury hasn’t fundamentally changed his game, but his comeback is taking place under very favorable conditions.Remember Kevin Durant? The best player in the East is back for the Brooklyn Nets|Ben Golliver|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Wall is expected to return from his Achilles’ injury for his first NBA game in two years.Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard says there are no plans to trade John Wall|Ava Wallace|November 24, 2020|Washington Post
Wall, 30, hasn’t played in an NBA game in nearly two years, and he’s coming off multiple surgeries and a ruptured Achilles.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In the moment, Wednesday was the devastating night that Golden State’s Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles’ tendon and will miss the upcoming season.NBA draft winners and losers: A win for LaMelo Ball, woe for the Warriors|Ben Golliver|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
This stuff is interesting, since some researchers believe that factors like the length of the Achilles tendon can influence running economy, but there were no unusual results.We Now Have the Lab Data on Nike’s Breaking2 Runners|Alex Hutchinson|November 6, 2020|Outside Online
A copy of Blair's speech had been shown him at the station, and I was the sole witness of his Achillean wrath.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne
A photograph was produced of the earlier, more Achillean Kitchener, by way of settling that point.The Bonadventure|Edmund Blunden
They shall have an Achillean roar; and they shall sing by second nature.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith
I had inferred from his books, or magnified from some anecdotes, an impression of Achillean wrath,—an untamable petulance.Stories of Authors, British and American|Edwin Watts Chubb
British Dictionary definitions for Achilles
Derived forms of AchillesAchillean (ˌækɪˈliːən), adjective
Cultural definitions for Achilles
In classical mythology, the greatest warrior on the Greek side in the Trojan War (see also Trojan War). When he was an infant, his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river, but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable. During the Trojan War, he quarreled with the commander, Agamemnon, and in anger sulked in his tent. Eventually Achilles emerged to fight and killed the Trojan hero Hector, but he was wounded in the heel by an arrow and died shortly thereafter.