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

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Definition
a temporary relief from harm or discomfort
  • For of respite shall there intervene no, not a whit, only that the coming of night shall part the fury of warriors.
    Book 2 (45% in)
  • Even in his likeness did fleet-footed Iris speak to Priam: "Old man, words beyond number are still pleasant to thee as erst in the days of peace; but war without respite is upon us.
    Book 2 (91% in)
  • Not me, I ween, shall Agamemnon son of Atreus persuade, nor the other Danaans, seeing we were to have no thank for battling with the foemen ever without respite.
    Book 9 (49% in)

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

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