- n. Plural form of myrmidon.
“I imagine there can be but one place more horrible in all creation than the hold of a slave ship, and that place is where slaveholders and their myrmidons are the most likely to find themselves some day, when alas, 'twill be too late, too late, alas!”
Biography of Mahommah G. Baquaqua, a Native of Zoogoo, in the Interior of Africa. (A Convert to Christianity,) With a Description of That Part of the World; Including the Manners and Customs of the Inhabitants, Their Religious Notions, Form of Government, Laws, Appearance of the Country, Buildings, Agriculture, Manufactures, Shepherds and Herdsmen, Domestic Animals, Marriage Ceremonials, Funeral Services, Styles of Dress, Trade and Commerce, Modes of Warfare, System of Slavery, &c., &c. Mahommah's Early Life, His Education, His Capture and Slavery in Western Africa and Brazil, His Escape to the United States, from Thence to Hayti, (the City of Port Au Prince,) His Reception by the Baptist Missionary There, The Rev. W. L. Judd; His Conversion to Christianity, Baptism, and Return to This Country, His Views, Objects and Aim. Written and Revised from His Own Words, by Samuel Moore, Esq., Late Publisher of the "North of England Shipping Gazette," Author of Several Popular Works, and Editor of Sundry Reform Papers
“They're like a horde of identical and characterless myrmidons or clones.”
“Hopefully, the left-wing myrmidons can see their own silliness reflected in these ads.”
“Words are slaves, noetic myrmidons laboring to interdigitate bolides of inspiration with cosmeticized complacence.”
“Now, the massed myrmidons of the hard right are wailing that the prayer center - which is actually interfaith - somehow violates the profound sanctity of the 9/11 "holy ground.”
“They'd rather pretend it never happened, or that it was an inside job, like the rest of the leftist myrmidons.”
“Washington had been duped, Bryan opined, and Franklin was too old to resist the machinations of “James Wilson the Caledonian, lieutenant general of the myrmidons of power, under Robert the Cofferer”—a new epithet for Morris—and “his aide-de-camp Gouverno, the cunning man.””
“Working in reverse: love fosters empathy, and empathy lessens bullying, and fewer bullies means more people working together in caring and kindness rather than calloused and cruel myrmidons, toward equality.”
“Love fosters empathy, and empathy lessens bullying, and fewer bullies means more people working together in caring and kindness rather than calloused and cruel myrmidons, toward equality.”
“He and I had known each other more or less since the days when I was being pursued by Lily Langtry; as I went past now, trying not to notice him, with Selly on my arm, he nudged one of his myrmidons and said sotto voce:”
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From Notre Dame de Paris by good ole Victor Hugo. (Also called The Hunchback of Notre Dame.)
Citation: 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, unabridged from the original 1811 edition, with a foreword by Max Harris. London: Bibliophile Books, 1984.
Original title page: A Dictio...
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