Holofernes [hol-uh-fur-neez, hoh-luh-] Examples noun

  1. (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.

    I and My Chimney

    Herman Melville

  • The answer to which, was, ‘Yes—when Judith bore the head of Holofernes.’

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863


  • In a sense, her act was one of heroism like that of Judith in the tent of Holofernes.

    Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete

    Lyndon Orr

  • Among these is the well-known story of Judith and Holofernes.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard

  • And the men came to Holofernes, and spoke to him according to these words.

    The Bible Story

    Rev. Newton Marshall Hall

  • British Dictionary definitions for holofernes Holofernes noun

    1. the Assyrian general, who was killed by the biblical heroine Judith

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