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Word of the Day 11/02/20 Promethean

Promethean (adjective, noun)
Promethean [ pruh-mee-thee-uhn ]


adjective
1. of or suggestive of Prometheus.
2. creative; boldly original.

noun
3. a person who resembles Prometheus in spirit or action.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR PROMETHEAN
"This Promethean morality that enchains the world and sets its bureaucratic eagle to gnaw the vitals of humanity," Sylvia cried.
SYLVIA & MICHAEL|COMPTON MACKENZIE

This last Promethean gift was probably the first of the great human inventions.
TWENTIETH CENTURY SOCIALISM|EDMOND KELLY

Prometheus, however, did reappear about 1820-25, when a match bearing the name "Promethean" was invented.
INVENTIONS IN THE CENTURY|WILLIAM HENRY DOOLITTLE

The spectacle recalls the opening lines of the great Promethean drama of the Greek poet.
THE ROOF OF FRANCE|MATILDA BETHAM-EDWARDS

Origin: First recorded in 1580–90; Promethe(us) + -an

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