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allay
used in The Aeneid

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Definition
reduce the intensity of or calm
  • In fear of this, the Father of the Gods Confin'd their fury to those dark abodes, And lock'd 'em safe within, oppress'd with mountain loads; Impos'd a king, with arbitrary sway, To loose their fetters, or their force allay.
    Book 1 (9% in)
  • Thus while he dealt it round, the pious chief With cheerful words allay'd the common grief: "Endure, and conquer!
    Book 1 (26% in)
  • Th' ethereal vigor is in all the same, And every soul is fill'd with equal flame; As much as earthy limbs, and gross allay Of mortal members, subject to decay, Blunt not the beams of heav'n and edge of day.
    Book 6 (80% in)

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