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used in The Aeneid

8 uses
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an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality


a child prodigy (someone who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age)
  • There, while I went to crop the sylvan scenes, And shade our altar with their leafy greens, I pull'd a plant— with horror I relate A prodigy so strange and full of fate.
    Book 3 (4% in)
  • Portents and prodigies their souls amaz'd; But most, when this stupendous pile was rais'd: Then flaming meteors, hung in air, were seen, And thunders rattled thro' a sky serene.
    Book 2 (14% in)
  • Now, when my soul had shaken off her fears, I call my father and the Trojan peers; Relate the prodigies of Heav'n, require What he commands, and their advice desire.
    Book 3 (9% in)
  • Talk is her business, and her chief delight To tell of prodigies and cause affright.
    Book 4 (27% in)
  • It happen'd once (a boding prodigy!
    Book 7 (9% in)
  • Besides this answer, tell my royal guest, I add to his commands my own request: One only daughter heirs my crown and state, Whom not our oracles, nor Heav'n, nor fate, Nor frequent prodigies, permit to join With any native of th' Ausonian line.
    Book 7 (33% in)
  • Then, to th' Arcadian king: "This prodigy (Dismiss your fear) belongs alone to me.
    Book 8 (72% in)
  • Asylas on his prow the third appears, Who heav'n interprets, and the wand'ring stars; From offer'd entrails prodigies expounds, And peals of thunder, with presaging sounds.
    Book 10 (19% in)

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