demigod

Part of speech: noun

The fabled offspring of a god and a mortal; a godlike man.

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Usage examples "demigod":

  1. The speeches of the demigod in Browning's transcript require an abundant commentary, but it is the commentary of an irrepressible joy, an outbreak of enthusiasm which will not be controlled. - "Robert Browning", Edward Dowden.
  2. There is no holding back, no toying with the sorrow of the bereaved, such as even Euripides, the tenderest of the Greeks, ascribed to the demigod who tore from the grip of death the heroic wife of Admetus. - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.
  3. Just there he looked over his shoulder, a last look it might be, the handsome strange creature that had made so many of her hours pass so pleasantly; he that was so saucy with everyone else, and so gentle with her; of whom, she believed, she might make anything, a hero or a demigod! - "The House by the Church-Yard", J. Sheridan Le Fanu.