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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A son of Achilles who killed Priam during the taking of Troy.

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Examples

  • It describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to bring the disabled Philoctetes with them to Troy.

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  • Daniel and Smoots vie for the loyalty—and the soul—of Neoptolemus Paul Hurley, a young soldier who is torn between patriotic duty and personal honor.

    The Warrior's Dilemma

  • The famed actor Neoptolemus offered a song for the king at a state banquet and proclaimed:

    Alexander the Great

  • The famed actor Neoptolemus offered a song for the king at a state banquet and proclaimed:

    Alexander the Great

  • No more than Sophocles or Mr. Heaney does Mr. Frank seek to simplify Neoptolemus' dilemma, and it is precisely because of this hard honesty that the divine illumination that ends the play carries the wrenching force of true revelation.

    The Warrior's Dilemma

  • The famed actor Neoptolemus offered a song for the king at a state banquet and proclaimed:

    Alexander the Great

  • It describes the attempt by Neoptolemus and Odysseus to bring the disabled Philoctetes with them to Troy.

    Capsule Summaries of the Great Books of the Western World

  • I would therefore beg you to pardon the philosopher Plato for his amatory verse, and relieve me of the necessity of offending against the precepts put by Ennius into the mouth of Neoptolemus by philosophizing at undue length; on the other hand if you refuse to pardon Plato, I am quite ready to suffer blame on this count in his company.

    The Defense

  • Hecuba, one ship alone delays its plashing oars, and it is soon to sail to the shores of Phthia freighted with the remnant of the spoils of Achilles 'son; for Neoptolemus is already out at sea, having heard that new calamities have befallen Peleus, for Acastus, son of

    The Trojan Women

  • Likewise, it is ordained, Orestes, that thou shalt wed Hermione, at whose neck thou art pointing thy sword; Neoptolemus shall never marry her, though he thinks he will; for his death is fated to o'ertake him by a

    Orestes

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