Holofernes [hol-uh-fur-neez, hoh-luh-] Examples noun
- (in the Book of Judith) a general, serving Nebuchadnezzar, who was killed by Judith.
Examples from the Web for holofernes Historical Examples of holofernes
Holofernes, too, is with her a pet name for any fell domestic despot.
The answer to which, was, ‘Yes—when Judith bore the head of Holofernes.’
In a sense, her act was one of heroism like that of Judith in the tent of Holofernes.
Among these is the well-known story of Judith and Holofernes.
Edward Bagby Pollard
And the men came to Holofernes, and spoke to him according to these words.
Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
British Dictionary definitions for holofernes Holofernes noun
- the Assyrian general, who was killed by the biblical heroine Judith