noun Classical Mythology.
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The last line of The Myth of Sisyphus is, “One must imagine Sisyphus happy.”Joshua Ferris’s New Novel Chronicles an Existential Dentist in Despair|Tom LeClair|May 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But for a while we were like Sisyphus pushing that rock up the mountain.Interview: Kristen Bell, Voiceover Queen, On ‘Frozen,’ ‘Veronica Mars,’ & More|Andrew Romano|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Third, like Sisyphus, he could roll the boulder of a “grand bargain” back up Capitol Hill.To Be or Not To Be…A Loser: Boehner’s Hamlet Moment|Joe McLean|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And a deal becomes possible only after all sides are exhausted—just like Sisyphus on the Hill.
In Sisyphus (1994), artist Luciano Fabro presents a marble cylinder on which he has etched a nude, caricature-like self-portrait.
Those splendid faculties were worn, as he would sometimes own himself, in rolling the stone of Sisyphus.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
Strong men have tried to lift that stone of Sisyphus, and to-day their bones whiten the cemeteries.More Tales by Polish Authors|Various
Beyond Sisyphus lies Tityus, a giant whose huge body covers nine acres of ground.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
I feel like Sisyphus, forever rolling my stony burden uphill.Averil|Rosa Nouchette Carey
They would leave off repeating the fable of Sisyphus, and attain completion of endeavour.The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. I (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
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A king in classical mythology who offended Zeus and was punished in Hades by being forced to roll an enormous boulder to the top of a steep hill. Every time the boulder neared the top, it would roll back down, and Sisyphus would have to start over.