Related formsCha·ryb·di·an, adjective
Examples from the Web for charybdis
Meanwhile many ordinary Egyptians will find themselves back at square one, caught between Scylla and Charybdis.
Placed between Scylla and Charybdis, between Manasseh and his manservant, he felt he could sooner face the former.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
But this was plunging from Scylla into Charybdis, for it inferred that the Stuarts inherited the heavenly-gifted touch by descent.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
Reverie, above all things, is forbidden by Scylla and Charybdis.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)|John Ruskin
But escaping Scylla she fell into Charybdis; her uncanny practices came to the ears of the authorities, and she was apprehended.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology|St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
Might it not well be that, escaping Scylla, they were sailing into the whirlpool of Charybdis?House of Torment|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull