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contend
used in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)

11 uses
  • Victory is with both; take equal prizes and depart, that other Achaians may contend.
    Book 23 (91% in)
  • Let each man sharpen well his spear and bestow well his shield, and let him well give his fleet-footed steeds their meal, and look well to his chariot on every side and take thought for battle, that all day long we may contend in hateful war.
    Book 2 (45% in)
  • But when he uttered his great voice from his chest, and words like unto the snowflakes of winter, then could no mortal man contend with Odysseus; then marvelled we not thus to behold Odysseus' aspect."
    Book 3 (49% in)
  • Draw back, though it be with pain, nor think for contention's sake to fight with one better than thou, with Hector Priam's son, whom others beside thee abhor.
    Book 7 (25% in)
  • Long time were the sons of the Achaians voiceless for grief, but at the last Diomedes of the loud war-cry spake amid them and said: "Atreides: with thee first in thy folly will I contend, where it is just, O king, even in the assembly; be not thou wroth therefor.
    Book 9 (7% in)
  • But Kebriones, the charioteer of Hector, beheld the Trojans driven in flight, and spake to him, and said: "Hector, here do we contend with the Danaans, at the limit of the wailful war, but, lo, the other Trojans are driven in flight confusedly, men and horses.
    Book 11 (73% in)
  • But as two men contend about the marches of their land, with measuring rods in their hands, in a common field, when in narrow space they strive for equal shares, even so the battlements divided them, and over those they smote the round shields of ox hide about the breasts of either side, and the fluttering bucklers.
    Book 12 (89% in)
  • Thus the two mighty sons of Kronos, with contending will, were contriving sorrow and anguish for the heroes.
    Book 13 (41% in)
  • So the one party in front contended with the Trojans, and with Hector arrayed in bronze, while the others from behind kept shooting from their ambush, and the Trojans lost all memory of the joy of battle, for the arrows confounded them.
    Book 13 (86% in)
  • And as the East wind and the South contend with one another in shaking a deep wood in the dells of a mountain, shaking beech, and ash, and smooth-barked cornel tree, that clash against each other their long boughs with marvellous din, and a noise of branches broken, so the Trojans and Achaians were leaping on each other and slaying, nor had either side any thought of ruinous flight.
    Book 16 (84% in)
  • And to him in answer spake the fair-crowned queen of the echoing chase: "It was thy wife that buffeted me, father, the white-armed Hera, from whom are strife and contention come upon the immortals."
    Book 21 (84% in)

There are no more uses of "contend" in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers).

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