Examples from the Web for cadmean
The Cadmean magic has passed from the hands of hierophants into those of the people.
Publicly and privately, the Charlestonians were boasting over their late Cadmean victory.The Secret Service.|Albert D. Richardson
A Cadmean victory was one in which the victors suffered as much as their enemies.Familiar Quotations|John Bartlett
He was everywhere defeated, or his victories were Cadmean, as disastrous as defeats.
It would be a Cadmean victory in which the victor would suffer as much as the vanquished.How to be Happy Though Married|E. J. Hardy.