OTHER WORDS FROM AchillesAch·il·le·an [ak-uh-lee-uhn, uh-kil-ee-], /ˌæk əˈli ən, əˈkɪl i-/, adjective
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How to use Achilles in a sentence
Then I hurt my Achilles’, and by the time I was healthy, they had decided to go with Grayson.Amid the pandemic, college football’s powers ceded the stage. Enter Coastal Carolina.|John Feinstein|October 29, 2020|Washington Post
Rather than tackling coronavirus assaults one-by-one as they occur like whack-a-mole, it makes far more sense to find their common Achilles heel.Can We Wipe Out All Coronaviruses for Good? Here’s What a Group of 200 Scientists Think|Shelly Fan|October 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
The only interruption wasn’t another player, or another team, but just an Achilles injury that took away her 2019 season.Breanna Stewart Is Coming For The Record Books|Howard Megdal|October 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The Braves’ biggest Achilles’ heel all season has been starting pitching.This Rotation Isn’t ‘Vintage Braves,’ But Atlanta Is Making It Work|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 6, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
This Achilles’ heel is so detrimental it’s dubbed “catastrophic forgetting.”How a Memory Quirk of the Human Brain Can Galvanize AI|Shelly Fan|September 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
Our visionary scientists have found the Achilles heel of yet another enemy of the State—the Superbug!The Fake Superbug Cure|Kent Sepkowitz|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A second doctor suggested it might be possible to extend his Achilles tendon.The Fall and Rise of Skateboarder Danny Renaud|Michael Daly|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Obama, extremely/quite confident: 32 percent Romney, extremely/quite confident: 19 percent That's the Achilles Heel, gang.Again I Shout It: Bain Is a Distraction|Michael Tomasky|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Alexander the Great fashioned himself after Achilles and very much identified with him.
We tried to stay with a very strict core, which is Achilles and Hector.
This failure came as a bitter blow to the keen young soldier, who, after reading Homer, already imagined himself an Achilles.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Hecuba invites Achilles and Archilochus to meet her in the temple of Apollo.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Chiron would have made Achilles completely immortal but for the lack of the three drops of blood which you refuse me.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
To Achilles, lamenting the death of Patroclus, she came with nectar and ambrosia, that his limbs might not grow faint with hunger.Greek Sculpture|Estelle M. Hurll
It's our one weakness—the one Achilles heel in a m-machine that was meant to be invulnerable.The Stutterer|R.R. Merliss
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.