We can live with the fact that most of what was Greek is now possessed by Turkey but we cannot accept the sword of Damocles
in the hands of the settlers to be hanging over us with their lifetime guarantor power to divide us again, this time forever, by using direct or devious means, along with convincing a gullible world that Greeks cannot be trusted even when not bearing gifts.
The threat of falling out of the Football League hovered over them like the sword of Damocles
More importantly, as a result of melting of glaciers due to global warming, a Sword of Damocles
remains hanging over our heads in the shape of floods.
Fast forward a few years and you might start feeling that declaration is hanging over you like a sword of Damocles
Maybe this ability was sharpened by his acute sense of the loss of two children and the sword of Damocles
hanging over a third.
The recent report from civil servant Sir Bob Kerslake was very damning, and currently the threat of a possible breaking up is being held over Birmingham City Council like a Sword of Damocles
, waiting to slice down should changes not be made.
We have seen draconian cuts in government spending causing widespread poverty, yet, like an economic Sword of Damocles
hanging over us, we have been warned that worse is to come.
The biggest sword of Damocles
over European equities is the risk of Russian military intervention in Ukraine to save the rebels of the self-styled ethnic Russian Donetsk People's Republic.
The judiciary, which has served as the stronghold protecting official ideology -- not the law and justice -- has long been the sword of Damocles
hanging over politics and society.
Dai Davies, chief executive of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales, said: "It is not an exaggeration to say that the sword of Damocles
is hanging over the beef industry.
President John Kennedy captured the gist of the matter 53 years ago, when he spoke about a "nuclear sword of Damocles
, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness.
This is not something that we want but these are people g g they we who have got a Sword of Damocles
hanging over their heads - they do not know where they are going to be a couple of weeks hence.