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assuage
used in The Aeneid

3 uses
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Definition
to soothe (make something less unpleasant or frightening)
  • If on my nation just revenge you seek, And 't is t' appear a foe, t' appear a Greek; Already you my name and country know; Assuage your thirst of blood, and strike the blow: My death will both the kingly brothers please, And set insatiate Ithacus at ease.'
    Book 2 (13% in)
  • Meantime the mother goddess, full of fears, To Neptune thus address'd, with tender tears: "The pride of Jove's imperious queen, the rage, The malice which no suff'rings can assuage, Compel me to these pray'rs; since neither fate, Nor time, nor pity, can remove her hate: Ev'n Jove is thwarted by his haughty wife; Still vanquish'd, yet she still renews the strife.
    Book 5 (90% in)
  • His wand and holy words, the viper's rage, And venom'd wounds of serpents could assuage.
    Book 7 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "assuage" in The Aeneid.

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