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

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Definition
criticize severely; or such criticism
  • So spake he, and they, dreading the rebuke of their king, pressed on the harder around the counsellor and king.
    Book 12 (87% in)
  • But goodly Odysseus came straight to his side, and looking sternly at him with hard words rebuked him: "Thersites, reckless in words, shrill orator though thou art, refrain thyself, nor aim to strive singly against kings.
    Book 2 (29% in)
  • Then when Hector saw him he rebuked him with scornful words: "Good sir, thou dost not well to cherish this rancour in thy heart.
    Book 6 (48% in)
  • Then verily Polydamas stood by brave Hector, and spake: "Hector, ever dost thou rebuke me in the assemblies, though I counsel wisely; since it by no means beseemeth one of the people to speak contrary to thee, in council or in war, but always to increase thy power; but now again will I say all that seemeth to me to be best.
    Book 12 (44% in)
  • One they would accost with honeyed words, another with hard words they would rebuke, whomsoever they saw utterly giving ground from the fight: "O friends, whosoever is eminent, or whosoever is of middle station among the Argives, ay, or lower yet, for in no wise are all men equal in war, now is there work for all, and this yourselves well know.
    Book 12 (57% in)
  • Then fleet Aias Oileus' son rebuked him in unseemly sort: "Idomeneus, why art thou a braggart of old?
    Book 23 (59% in)
  • Then he drave out all the Trojans from the colonnade, chiding them with words of rebuke: "Begone, ye that dishonour and do me shame!
    Book 24 (30% in)

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

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