bacchus

Part of speech: noun

Gr. & Rom. Myth. God of wine and of the drama. Dionysos.

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Usage examples "bacchus":

  1. To this it is answered, that it was another Bacchus, and another Jupiter. - "A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)", Jacob Bryant.
  2. If he ever did he would marry and settle down as a highly respectable member of society, and become an M. P. and the owner of a winner of the Derby; but until then he would sigh away his tired life at the feet of beauty, Bacchus, or chance. - "What Dreams May Come", Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.
  3. That the young people of both sexes, often left alone together till late in the night, danced more perhaps than now- a- days; that the gentlemen sometimes sacrificed largely to Bacchus; and that all, after their fashion, enjoyed themselves right well, may easily be understood. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.