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
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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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