Sphinx in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Sphinx

a mythological creature with the head of a human and the body of a lion

Examples of Sphinx in a sentence

The Egyptian Sphinx statue has the head of a pharaoh and the base of a lion.  🔊

In ancient Greek mythology, the Sphinx was half-human and half-lion and terrorized all who could not solve its riddle.  🔊

Most statues show the Sphinx with the head of a man, but in ancient mythology the lioness monster’s head was actually that of a woman.  🔊

Built in the image of the mythological creature, the Sphinx of Giza has a lion’s body and Pharaoh Khafra’s face.  🔊

The winged sphinx was both woman and lion and was sent to the town of Thebes to plague it for its crime.  🔊

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