June 27th, 2020

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Word of the Day 06/27/20 Augean

Augean (adjective)
Augean [ aw-jee-uh n ]


adjective
1. resembling the Augean stables in filthiness or degradation.
2. difficult and unpleasant: an Augean chore.

Origin: 1590–1600; < Latin Augē(us) of Augeas (Greek Augeí(ās) + -us adj. suffix) + -an

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR AUGEAN
I had to chase the chickens back into the coop and close the door so I could finish with the Augean Stables of the chicken pen.
WHAT DID TJ MEAN BY “PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS,” ANYWAY?|P. J. O’ROURKE|JUNE 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Rather than meddle with them, I would give the Augean stables a second clean-out.
THE WORKS OF LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA, V. 4|LUCIAN OF SAMOSATA

But while there is life in a young patient there is always hope, and we at once set to work on our Augean task.
A LABRADOR DOCTOR|WILFRED THOMASON GRENFELL

Not that he abandoned his determination to cleanse his Augean stables.
KOPHETUA THE THIRTEENTH|JULIAN CORBETT

By sheer persistence and strength to enforce her commands, she had brought about a cleansing nothing short of Augean.
A WOMAN'S BURDEN|FERGUS HUME

His mind was very far from his official duties and the mass of reminders before him—this Augean stable of arrears.
THE SNARE|RAFAEL SABATINI

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