toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

succor
used in The Aeneid

15 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
help given when it is needed; or the act of giving such help
  • Command th' assistance of a faithful friend; But feeble are the succors I can send.
    Book 8 (63% in)
  • These thoughts by night her golden slumbers broke, And thus alarm'd, to winged Love she spoke: "My son, my strength, whose mighty pow'r alone Controls the Thund'rer on his awful throne, To thee thy much-afflicted mother flies, And on thy succor and thy faith relies.
    Book 1 (88% in)
  • Then thus she said within her secret mind: "What shall I do? what succor can I find?
    Book 4 (76% in)
  • If so the Fates ordain, Jove commands, Th' ungrateful wretch should find the Latian lands, Yet let a race untam'd, and haughty foes, His peaceful entrance with dire arms oppose: Oppress'd with numbers in th' unequal field, His men discourag'd, and himself expell'd, Let him for succor sue from place to place, Torn from his subjects, and his son's embrace.
    Book 4 (87% in)
  • Both urge their oars, and fortune both supplies, And both perhaps had shar'd an equal prize; When to the seas Cloanthus holds his hands, And succor from the wat'ry pow'rs demands: "Gods of the liquid realms, on which I row!
    Book 5 (27% in)
  • If native pow'r prevail not, shall I doubt To seek for needful succor from without?
    Book 7 (39% in)
  • Young Silvia beats her breast, and cries aloud For succor from the clownish neighborhood: The churls assemble; for the fiend, who lay In the close woody covert, urg'd their way.
    Book 7 (63% in)
  • His own Praeneste sends a chosen band, With those who plow Saturnia's Gabine land; Besides the succor which cold Anien yields, The rocks of Hernicus, and dewy fields, Anagnia fat, and Father AmaseneA num'rous rout, but all of naked men: Nor arms they wear, nor swords and bucklers wield, Nor drive the chariot thro' the dusty field, But whirl from leathern slings huge balls of lead, And spoils of yellow wolves adorn their head; The left foot naked, when they march to fight, But in a...
    Book 7 (85% in)
  • ...in his golden bed, With these alluring words invokes his aid; And, that her pleasing speech his mind may move, Inspires each accent with the charms of love: "While cruel fate conspir'd with Grecian pow'rs, To level with the ground the Trojan tow'rs, I ask'd not aid th' unhappy to restore, Nor did the succor of thy skill implore; Nor urg'd the labors of my lord in vain, A sinking empire longer to sustain, Tho'much I ow'd to Priam's house, and more The dangers of Aeneas did deplore.
    Book 8 (51% in)
  • Scarce had he said; Achates and his guest, With downcast eyes, their silent grief express'd; Who, short of succors, and in deep despair, Shook at the dismal prospect of the war.
    Book 8 (70% in)
  • Aeneas, gone to seek th' Arcadian prince, Has left the Trojan camp without defense; And, short of succors there, employs his pains In parts remote to raise the Tuscan swains.
    Book 9 (1% in)
  • He calls new succors, and assaults the prince: But weak his force, and vain is their defense.
    Book 9 (93% in)
  • Not thus I promis'd, when thy father lent Thy needless succor with a sad consent; Embrac'd me, parting for th' Etrurian land, And sent me to possess a large command.
    Book 11 (5% in)
  • While fortune favor'd, nor Heav'n's King denied To lend my succor to the Latian side, I sav'd thy brother, and the sinking state: But now he struggles with unequal fate, And goes, with gods averse, o'ermatch'd in might, To meet inevitable death in fight; Nor must I break the truce, nor can sustain the sight.
    Book 12 (16% in)
  • Your timely succor to your country bring, Haste to the rescue, and redeem your king.
    Book 12 (29% in)

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

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®