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Mayor Frank Jager of Eureka made that clear when he spoke at a press conference outside the church.
A dispatcher relayed instructions from a Eureka detective to the arresting deputies.
Not just one of his films but all of them from Performance through to Eureka.Danny Boyle, Director of 'Trance,' On His Favorite Psychological Thrillers|Danny Boyle|April 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The two were sitting in front of a heater one November afternoon when Apple had a eureka moment.
Soon after this, Levenson had a eureka moment: He decided to host parties, where everything could take place at one venue.
The famous affair of the Eureka Stockade in 1854 is an interesting illustration.The Framework of Home Rule|Erskine Childers
For ten years he cultivated rented land, operating fifteen hundred acres on the Eureka Flats.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
My aspirations for greatness are never separate from my hopes of Eureka; because the first are merely the result of the latter.Lady Eureka, v. 3 (of 3)|Robert Folkestone Williams
I cried, with the enthusiasm of the philosopher who cried "Eureka."My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
In '93 went to the health resort, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where he now resides.History of Company K of the 140th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (1862-'65)|Benjamin F. Powelson and Alexander Sweeney
British Dictionary definitions for eureka
Word Origin for eureka
Word Origin and History for eureka
c.1600, from Greek heureka "I have found (it)," first person singular perfect active indicative of heuriskein "to find" (see heuristic). Supposedly shouted by Archimedes (c.287-212 B.C.E.) when he solved a problem that had been set to him: determining whether goldsmiths had adulterated the metal in the crown of Hiero II, king of Syracuse.
Culture definitions for eureka
A Greek word meaning “I have found it!” An exclamation that accompanies a discovery: “When she finally located the rare book, the scholar cried, ‘Eureka!’” (See Archimedes.)