Holofernes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Holofernes (Apocrypha) the Assyrian general who was decapitated by the biblical heroine Judith
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Usage

In literature:

For I have beguiled the English to believe me of their party, as Madame Judith wrought to the tyrant Holofernes.
"A Monk of Fife Being the chronicle written by Norman Leslie of Pitcullo, concerning marvellous deeds that befell in the realm of France, in the years of our redemption, MCCCCXXIX-XXXI. Now first done into English out of the French" by Andrew Lang
Holofernes, too, is with her a pet name for any fell domestic despot.
"I and My Chimney" by Herman Melville
Think of Judith and Holofernes!
"Capitola the Madcap" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
The greatest work of Etty is the series representing the Death of Holofernes by the hand of Judith.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
Holofernes, the pedantic schoolmaster, in the same play, is also meant in ridicule of the same lexicographer.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Her "Mary Magdalene" and "Judith with the Head of Holofernes" are in the Pitti Palace.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
Judith stands over Holofernes.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
Holofernes says Dull's idea is 'most dull,' like himself.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Edward W. Naylor
Think of Judith and Holofernes!
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
He had not a single fault, and Mother Holofernes was not able to find any in all her arsenal of negatives.
"Devil Stories" by Various
Among these is the well-known story of Judith and Holofernes.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
And now call them unto you, and deliver up the whole city for a prey to the people of Holofernes, and to all his host.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Kavadiska had not performed half of her journey before Holofernes stood by her side.
"Fairy Tales From all Nations" by Anthony R. Montalba
Look at him; now he looks like Saint Anthony in the desert, and now like Holofernes himself.
"The Betrothed" by Alessandro Manzoni
With such a smile Judith lured Holofernes to destruction.
"First Person Paramount" by Ambrose Pratt
Her greatest work is the picture of Judith and Holofernes, in the Pitti Palace, Florence.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
I used to compare her to Judith, the splendid Jewess who slew Holofernes.
"Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Jacob Holyoake
We easily remark the difference between them and such a creation as Holofernes.
"Schools, School-Books and Schoolmasters" by W. Carew Hazlitt
Holofernes, as we read in Judith, 13.
"Thalaba the Destroyer" by Robert Southey
The subject is the solemn sacrifice of a lamb at Bethulia after Judith's murder of Holofernes.
"Early Illustrated Books" by Alfred W. Pollard
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In poetry:

The Pray'r of Judith of more use was found
Than those strong walls, which did the town surround,
To save Bethulia's war-devoted tow'rs
From Holofernes' desolating pow'rs.
"Advice To A Soldier" by Rees Prichard

In news:

This Hanukkah lamp, made in Italy in the 19th century, depicts Judith holding a sword in one hand and the severed head of Holofernes in the other.
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