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The Aeneid
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  • Weak as I am, can I, alas! contend In arms with that inexorable fiend?
  • This day thou either shalt bring back the head And bloody trophies of the Trojan dead; This day thou either shalt revenge my woe, For murther’d Lausus, on his cruel foe; Or, if inexorable fate deny Our conquest, with thy conquer’d master die: For, after such a lord, rest secure, Thou wilt no foreign reins, or Trojan load endure."
  • She wrench’d the jav’lin with her dying hands, But wedg’d within her breast the weapon stands; The wood she draws, the steely point remains; She staggers in her seat with agonizing pains: (A gath’ring mist o’erclouds her cheerful eyes, And from her cheeks the rosy color flies:) Then turns to her, whom of her female train She trusted most, and thus she speaks with pain: "Acca, ’t is past! he swims before my sight, Inexorable Death; and claims his right.

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  • as inexorable as death
  • They came wave after wave in an inexorable attack.

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