Greek myth a river god, lover of the nymph Arethusa. She changed into a spring to evade him, but he changed into a river and mingled with her
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How to use Alpheus in a sentence
Alpheus, who had reached the age when men desire to act, plunged in after her.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
Once more Captain Alpheus Briggs had proved himself, in time of crisis, a man; more than a man—a master of men.
All the way along, shipmasters and seafaring folk nodded respectfully to Alpheus Briggs, or touched their hats to him.
There stood Alpheus Briggs, smearing his bearded lips with his hirsute paw—for once again he had been at the liquor below.
Carefully tended beard, well-brushed coat and polished boots all proclaimed Alpheus Briggs a proud old man.