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Achilles
used in War and Peace

6 uses
  • "Everyone has his Achilles' heel," continued Prince Andrew.
    Book One — 1805 (91% in)
  • There is a well known, so-called sophism of the ancients consisting in this, that Achilles could never catch up with a tortoise he was following, in spite of the fact that he traveled ten times as fast as the tortoise.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (0% in)
  • By the time Achilles has covered the distance that separated him from the tortoise, the tortoise has covered one tenth of that distance ahead of him: when Achilles has covered that tenth, the tortoise has covered another one hundredth, and so on forever.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (0% in)
  • By the time Achilles has covered the distance that separated him from the tortoise, the tortoise has covered one tenth of that distance ahead of him: when Achilles has covered that tenth, the tortoise has covered another one hundredth, and so on forever.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (0% in)
  • The absurd answer (that Achilles could never overtake the tortoise) resulted from this: that motion was arbitrarily divided into discontinuous elements, whereas the motion both of Achilles and of the tortoise was continuous.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (0% in)
  • The absurd answer (that Achilles could never overtake the tortoise) resulted from this: that motion was arbitrarily divided into discontinuous elements, whereas the motion both of Achilles and of the tortoise was continuous.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (0% in)

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