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short-lived
used in The Iliad by Homer (translated by: Lang, Leaf, & Myers)

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Definition
lasting a short time
  • Would thou hadst been left tearless and griefless amid the ships, seeing thy lot is very brief and endureth no long while; but now art thou made short-lived alike and lamentable beyond all men; in an evil hour I bare thee in our halls.
    Book 1 (68% in)
  • Then answered unto him Thetis shedding tears: "Short-lived, I ween, must thou be then, my child, by what thou sayest, for straightway after Hector is death appointed unto thee."
    Book 18 (17% in)
  • Therefore now come I a suppliant unto thy knees, if haply thou be willing to give my short-lived son shield and helmet, and goodly greaves fitted with ankle-pieces, and cuirass.
    Book 18 (69% in)

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

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