odyssey odyssey  /ˈɑ də si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a long wandering and eventful journey
  2. (n) a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy

Usage(s):

  1. Over the past three years, San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto's life has been a long odyssey through litigation and apparent scandal.
  2. Andrea Yates' odyssey is the focus of a PTI investigation that included 40 hours of conversations with Rusty Yates as well as interviews with his wife's family and friends.

News

  1. Pennridge Odyssey of the Mind team ends prolific run with another championship

    Pennridge’s Odyssey of the Mind team brought home another trophy, taking first place at the world finals at Michigan State University.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Perkasie News-Herald

  2. E3 2013: Atlus Bringing 'Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl' to North American this Fall

    by Joseph Leray Today Atlus announced that "Etrian Odyssey Untold: Millenium Girl" would be making its way stateside some time this fall. It is, unfortunately, not a Lena Dunham-penned comedy-drama about a group of landsknechts and alchemists trying to figure out where DUMBO is. "Millenium Girl" is, however, a remake of the 2007 DS title that launched [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

  3. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl maps out 3DS this fall

    Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl will bring dungeon-crawling anime cartography to the 3DS sometime this fall, Atlus announced this morning. When it launches, this semi-remake of the original Etrian Odyssey will be available in both physical and digital flavors, the later provided through the 3DS eShop. The game's Story mode, which features voice acting and animated cutscenes created by ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Joystiq

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Quotes

  1. "He was a quiet man, diligent and decorous, yet one who was unexpectedly equal to the swagger and savagery of Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' in a way no one had managed before him," Princeton humanities professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet...
    on Aug 31, 2006 By: Paul Muldoon Source: Leading The Charge

  2. "Now their odyssey is over, they are going home," Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli said at a presentation to the media Monday.
    on Dec 17, 2007 By: Francesco Rutelli Source: Forbes

  3. "With 'Mass Effect,' BioWare is delivering an incredible next-gen gaming odyssey. Our fans will journey through a vast, futuristic universe as they are challenged to make impactful decisions that will determine the very fate of the galaxy," said...
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Ray Muzyka Source: TheManRoom

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