Classical Mythology. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with Aphrodite, and four wherever he chose.
a very handsome young man.
The latest Adonis cast in the part is 31-year-old model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan.
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For a time he wrote criticism for Mawaqif, a publication founded by the Syrian poet (and perennial Nobel also-ran) Adonis.
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In an interview with the Today show, Sheen ranted about “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA,” and referred to himself as a “warlock.”
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Cyrus tweeted a series of photos posing with a Hand of Adonis sex toy on a a plane.
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No one thinks to transform him into an Adonis, to require him to mascara his lashes or tint his cheekbones a delicate pink.
The Men on the Dais Daphne Merkin January 1, 2009
It was in the pocket of this that I found the poem of “Venus and Adonis.”
The Enchanted Typewriter John Kendrick Bangs
He had probably “Venus and Adonis” in his pocket when he first reached London.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
Remember the touching story of Adonis, barbarously wounded, surviving in a pine, where he weeps eternally.
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It is all concerned with the wooing of young Adonis by Venus, an older woman.
The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
Still, so far as personal appearance goes, Ludwig himself was no Adonis.
The Magnificent Montez Horace Wyndham
(Greek myth) a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite. Killed by a wild boar, he was believed to spend part of the year in the underworld and part on earth, symbolizing the vegetative cycle
a handsome young man
“a beau,” 1620s, from Greek Adonis, name of the youth beloved by Aphrodite, from Phoenician adon “lord,” probably originally “ruler,” from base a-d-n “to judge, rule.” Adonai is the Hebrew cognate.
In classical mythology, an extremely beautiful boy who was loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Note: By extension, an “Adonis” is any handsome young man.
Classical Mythology. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with Aphrodite, and four wherever he chose. a very handsome young man. Historical Examples At least some of the delphiniums, papavers and adonises germinate very imperfectly, if at all, […]
to choose or take as one’s own; make one’s own by selection or assent: to adopt a nickname. to take and rear (the child of other parents) as one’s own child, specifically by a formal legal act. to take or receive into any kind of new relationship: to adopt a person as a protégé. to […]
capable of being ; suitable or eligible for : an adoptable child; a resolution found to be adoptable. a child who is considered suitable for : fewer adoptables than in previous years. Contemporary Examples Rescue groups and individuals have come forward stating that the animals they gave PETA were healthy and adoptable. PETA Gone Wild: […]
capable of being ; suitable or eligible for : an adoptable child; a resolution found to be adoptable. a child who is considered suitable for : fewer adoptables than in previous years.