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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pandora's box(noun)

    (Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it; she gave in to her curiosity and opened it; all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind


  1. Pandora's Box

    Pandora's Box was a female pop music group assembled by Jim Steinman in the 1980s. Some of its members had previously worked with Steinman, in the ensemble Fire Inc., on the album Bat Out of Hell, on live shows and on other studio recordings. They produced one concept album, Original Sin, released in 1989.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pandora's box in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pandora's box in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erik Fleming:

    They see it not just as a LGBT issue but as a Pandora's box being opened back up to allow discrimination, there's an old saying :' We’ve seen this movie before.'.

  2. Stella Parton:

    [ People are ] afraid if they say anything it will open a Pandora's box... in this town, there's a code of silence that is deafening. You can hear a pin drop in this town.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    If they think that they’re going to upset the verdict of the people in terms of the elections, that can really be opening a very big Pandora’s Box, i think that you change that to your peril.

  4. Catherine Campisi:

    Assisted suicide is inherently dangerous to those who are expensive to care for or who lack access to proper medical care, and rather than open up that Pandora's box, we ought to be exploring how to expand hospice and palliative care to address the needs of those terminally ill.

  5. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    My intuition is that treaty change is close to mission impossible today because it's not only about rationality, about good argument, we need unanimity between 28 member states, in the European parliament, in 28 national parliaments in the process of ratification. To say that it is a Pandora's Box is too little.

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