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Prometheus (prəˈmiːθɪəs Pronunciation for Prometheus

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noun

  1. (Greek mythology) a Titan, who stole fire from Olympus to give to mankind and in punishment was chained to a rock, where an eagle tore at his liver until Hercules freed him

Example Sentences Including 'Prometheus'

After his whizzing account of Beethoven's Prometheus overture, he needed to make Haydn whiz, too.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
An Oscar he may have, but until Prometheus he hadn't been a huge earner and now Heartlands was being withdrawn.
Fay Weldon NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A Collection of Short Stories
Ariel had won his Oscar for playing Beethoven in Prometheus.
Fay Weldon NOTHING TO WEAR AND NOWHERE TO HIDE: A Collection of Short Stories
Berg, owner of a communications tower business called Prometheus Methods Tower Service Inc, had been missing in Iraq for several weeks.
New Zealand Herald (2004)
By this gift Prometheus had foreknowledge of the end of this age.
David Day Tolkien's Ring
NASA's Nuclear Systems Initiative will also be renamed Project Prometheus.
New Scientist (2003)
SAUSAGE Software has agreed to acquire Prometheus Software Developments -- the creator of PRONTO enterprise management software.
Misc (1999)
The cinema should not be Prometheus chained to a rock with all the vultures eating off his liver.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)

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