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  • Acherontic cave, he very cunningly appropriated his torch; and it was not until the matter became serious, that he could be induced to restore it.

    Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833

  • It was a great pity I had not been more circumspect, for the boy was already too deeply steeped in those Acherontic waters.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • Jude was too much affected to go on talking at first; she, too, was now such a mere cluster of nerves that all initiatory power seemed to have left her, and they proceeded through the fog like Acherontic shades for a long while, without sound or gesture.

    Jude the Obscure

  • Jude was too much affected to go on talking at first; she, too, was now such a mere cluster of nerves that all initiatory power seemed to have left her, and they proceeded through the fog like Acherontic shades for a long while, without sound or gesture.

    Jude the Obscure

  • Acherontic combustion of the sempiternal Tartarus. '

    Roman and the Teuton

  • '- And at the last, O Prince, there came to pass that which all the plots of Ascalante the Rebel had failed to bring about, and for which the grim shade of Xaltotun was conjured in vain from the mouldering dust of his Acherontic tomb, and which even the hell-spawned sorceries of Yah Chieng, the Yellow Wizard of nighted and demon-ridden Khitai, failed to accomplish; and Conan of Aquilonia gave over the crown and the throne of the mightiest kingdom of all the West, and ventured forth into the Unknown, wherein he vanished forever from the knowledge of man.'

    Conan Of The Isles

  • 1606, "It was a comedy to see what a crowding, as if it had been at a new play, there was upon the Acherontic strand."

    A Book of the Play Studies and Illustrations of Histrionic Story, Life, and Character

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