• WordNet 3.6
    • n Phoebus (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phoebus fē′bus the sun-god: the sun
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. phoibos, bright, phæin, to shine.


In literature:

He is my Phoebus Apollo.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
It is as though Phoebus blew upon them with unprecedented force.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
She sent him to Phoebus to ask for himself whether he had not been truly informed concerning his parentage.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
What consolations did not Phoebus apply?
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
To our High Seer on earth vision is given Most like to that High Phoebus hath in heaven.
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
See, see, our own true Phoebus wears the bays!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
So Leto rested in the Island of Delos, and there was Phoebus Apollo born.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
You shall, in that case, Phoebus, be no longer excluded from my domain.
"Hypolympia" by Edmund Gosse
That Phoebus Apollo could once have borne the name of John Jones is unimaginable.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Phoebus, light the sun and put out the stars; arise day!
"Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches" by Henri de Crignelle
Behind me Phoebus shone.
"The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidus Naso in English blank verse Vols. I & II" by Ovid
Phoebus is nought; Minerva has the cash, Is shrewd, is only usurer to the gods.
"An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams" by Pierre Nicole
If Serina was no Aurora rising from the sea, her husband was no Phoebus Apollo.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
We have no means of ascertaining this, as Phoebus, who might have suggested the time of day, is a long way out of sight.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
Phoebus Apollo appeared; his face was as a silver shield, so shining was it.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
His mother, too, was proud of him, for he was beautiful as a young Phoebus.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
His son Phoebus Apollo is of more complex make.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
To our amazement it turns out that they are of the faith of Mr. Phoebus of 'Lothair.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
Lastly, Chryseis was led by Odysseus himself from the galley, Straight to the altar of Phoebus, and placed in the hand of her father.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
Phoebus, what a name!
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson

In poetry:

The stars are bright To cheer the night,
And shed through shadows temper'd fire;
And Phoebus flames With burnish'd beams,
Which some adore, and all admire.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
All of the gates of Phoebus are drawn,
Yet his splendor has left to sight
A trail of enchantment to linger till dawn,
To charm the still hours of the night.
"Sunset" by Jared Barhite
Cynthia again her dying lamp resumes,
And Phoebus sets to rise with fairer day;
Again Jove's bird repairs his ruffled plumes,
And cleaves with swifter speed th' etherial way.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
When Phoebus riseth with his power,
His golden beams adorn each hour;
And openeth the budding flower,
That decks the fell;
Each dewy morn or gentle shower,
Has a sweet smell.
"The Praise Of B----" by Susannah Hawkins
WHEN stormy winter, cold, did reign,
And Phoebus did his strength resign,
When Cynthia was in her decline,
Being dark at night;
Through gloomy clouds the stars did shine,
And gave their light.
"The Death Of Thomas Stoddart" by Susannah Hawkins
All day the happy stranger staid;
He talk'd, he sung, his flute he play'd,
To charm each tender heart; But O! when PHOEBUS hid his head, The charm is broke, the transport fled,
Alas! they're doom'd to part.
"A Romantic Scene" by Rebekah Carmichael

In news:

Phoebus had plenty of trouble Friday night, but it had nothing to do with Churchland's football team.
Quasi, who gives his blessing to Esmeralda and Phoebus, knows there's really no need to ask for whom the belle tolls.
Sonan Nyendak and Jampa Sherab construct a Mandala at The American Theatre in Phoebus on Wednesday, August 1.
Phoebus' Staton commits to Old Dominion .
Phoebus' Richie Staton, a versatile athlete who has scored 14 touchdowns five different ways this season, has committed to Old Dominion .
Sexton wants Phoebus to forget about 49-game streak.
Phoebus downs Hampton 21-19 in the Eastern Region playoffs.
2012 Hampton- Phoebus football coverage.
Phoebus ' all-district sack machine Mark Wilson is bigger and better.
Phoebus rolls over Heritage 35-7.
HAMPTON – The Phoebus High School football team is on warning for the next three years after eight players took articles belonging to the Battlefield High School team on December 11, 2010, the Va. High School League has decided.
Lake Taylor stuns Phoebus 54-0: Extra Highlights.
Phoebus freshman quarterback Terrell Toliver shows poise .
Terrell Toliver of Phoebus escapes from Troy Garrett of Hampton during the fourth quarter Friday at Darling.
Phoebus' Troy Williams handles, and maybe enjoys a little, the attention.

In science:

The principle of planned obsolescence was first put into practice on a large scale with the formation of the Phoebus cartel in 1924 .
Modern consumerism and the waste problem