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used in The Aeneid

5 uses
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showing excessive flattery or affection
  • What Diomede, nor Thetis' greater son, A thousand ships, nor ten years' siege, had doneFalse tears and fawning words the city won.
    Book 2 (24% in)
  • Why should I fawn? what have I worse to fear?
    Book 4 (52% in)
  • fawn = show excessive flattery or affection
  • Whom Ancus follows, with a fawning air, But vain within, and proudly popular.
    Book 6 (89% in)
  • The triple porter of the Stygian seat, With lolling tongue, lay fawning at thy feet, And, seiz'd with fear, forgot his mangled meat.
    Book 8 (40% in)
  • Intrepid on her swelling dugs they hung; The foster dam loll'd out her fawning tongue: They suck'd secure, while, bending back her head, She lick'd their tender limbs, and form'd them as they fed.
    Book 8 (85% in)

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

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