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

4 uses
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Definition
a deceptive outward appearance

or more rarely:

any outward appearance — especially one that is new or clever
  • Even as the son of Kronos the crooked counsellor sendeth a star, a portent for mariners or a wide host of men, bright shining, and therefrom are scattered sparks in multitude; even in such guise sped Pallas Athene to earth, and leapt into their midst; and astonishment came on them that beheld, on horse-taming Trojans and well-greaved Achaians.
    Book 4 (14% in)
  • Now the renowned Earth-shaker held no vain watch, but went with them in the guise of an ancient man, and he seized the right hand of Agamemnon, Atreus' son, and uttering winged words he spake to him, saying: "Atreides, now methinks the ruinous heart of Achilles rejoices in his breast, as he beholds the slaughter and flight of the Achaians, since he hath no wisdom, not a grain.
    Book 14 (38% in)
  • While thus he was thinking, Phoebus Apollo stood by him in the guise of a young man and a strong, Asios, who was the mother's brother of horse-taming Hector, being own brother of Hekabe, and son of Dymas, who dwelt in Phrygia, on the streams of Sangarios.
    Book 16 (76% in)
  • In his guise spake Apollo, son of Zeus, to Hector: "Hector, wherefore dost thou cease from fight?
    Book 16 (77% in)

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

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