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presumption
used in The Aeneid

11 uses
  • The Tyrrhene troops, that shrunk before, now press The Latins, and presume the like success.
    Book 11 (85% in)
  • Presuming of his force, with sparkling eyes Already he devours the promis'd prize.
    Book 5 (44% in)
  • Deep was the cave; and, downward as it went From the wide mouth, a rocky rough descent; And here th' access a gloomy grove defends, And there th' unnavigable lake extends, O'er whose unhappy waters, void of light, No bird presumes to steer his airy flight; Such deadly stenches from the depths arise, And steaming sulphur, that infects the skies.
    Book 6 (27% in)
  • Nor dar'd I to presume, that, press'd with grief, My flight should urge you to this dire relief.
    Book 6 (50% in)
  • Be you her comfort; fill my vacant place (Permit me to presume so great a grace) Support her age, forsaken and distress'd.
    Book 9 (35% in)
  • But Turnus follow'd hard his hunted prey (His spear had almost reach'd him in the way, Short of his reins, and scarce a span behind) "Fool!" said the chief, "tho' fleeter than the wind, Couldst thou presume to scape, when I pursue?"
    Book 9 (68% in)
  • Pand'rus and Bitias, thunderbolts of war, Whom Hiera to bold Alcanor bare On Ida's top, two youths of height and size Like firs that on their mother mountain rise, Presuming on their force, the gates unbar, And of their own accord invite the war.
    Book 9 (83% in)
  • But is my crime— the Queen of Heav'n offends, If she presume to save her suff'ring friends!
    Book 10 (10% in)
  • With his driv'n chariot he divides the crowd, And, making to his friends, thus calls aloud: "Let none presume his needless aid to join; Retire, and clear the field; the fight is mine: To this right hand is Pallas only due; O were his father here, my just revenge to view!"
    Book 10 (47% in)
  • ...marshes fed, When once he sees himself in toils inclos'd, By huntsmen and their eager hounds oppos'dHe whets his tusks, and turns, and dares the war; Th' invaders dart their jav'lins from afar: All keep aloof, and safely shout around; But none presumes to give a nearer wound: He frets and froths, erects his bristled hide, And shakes a grove of lances from his side: Not otherwise the troops, with hate inspir'd, And just revenge against the tyrant fir'd, Their darts with clamor at a...
    Book 10 (77% in)
  • Now follow cheerful to the trembling town; Press but an entrance, and presume it won.
    Book 11 (2% in)

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