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Pyrrhus

[pir-uh s] /ˈpɪr əs/
noun
1.
c318–272 b.c, king of Epirus c300–272.
2.
Classical Mythology, Neoptolemus.
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  • Scarcely had he been elected when Cineas, sent ahead by Pyrrhus, planted himself in the pathway of negotiations.

  • Glaucias deemed this a favorable opportunity for restoring Pyrrhus to the throne.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • Notwithstanding this, however, Pyrrhus was not yet prepared to give up the contest.

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  • No effectual resistance was made, and Pyrrhus was crowned king.

    Pyrrhus Jacob Abbott
  • When Pyrrhus was twelve years old, Glaucias sent an army to restore him to his throne, and guarded him there.

  • On arriving in Epirus, Pyrrhus found every thing favorable to the success of his plans.

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  • In the time of Pyrrhus the Roman senate appeared an assembly of kings to his ambassadour Cyneas.

  • Pyrrhus encountered Pantauchus as he entered Macedon, and gave him battle.

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  • Pyrrhus was right—the wrestling soon began in the first of the great Punic Wars, which ended with the utter defeat of Carthage.

    Vistas in Sicily Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • In the course of it, Pantauchus challenged Pyrrhus to single combat.

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British Dictionary definitions for Pyrrhus

Pyrrhus

/ˈpɪrəs/
noun
1.
319–272 bc, king of Epirus (306–272). He invaded Italy but was ultimately defeated by the Romans (275 bc)
2.
another name for Neoptolemus
Derived Forms
Pyrrhic, adjective
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