noun, plural E·rin·y·es [ih-rin-ee-eez] /ɪˈrɪn iˌiz/. Greek Mythology.
Example sentences from the Web for erinyes
The blacke infernall Furies, the Erinyes, or goddesses of vengeance, who dwelt in Erebus.Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I|Edmund Spenser
But Orestes was not yet relieved from the vengeance of the Erinyes.The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)|Charles Mills Gayley
The poet when he wrote like this saw the Erinyes with his own eyes, and he almost compels his readers to see them too.On the Sublime|Longinus
Her action is too capricious, as though the Erinyes selected for punishment only certain men and certain sins.Howards End|E. M. Forster
Thus they were supposed to have borne away the daughters of King Pandareos to act as servants to the Erinyes.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome|E.M. Berens