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

2 uses
  • I myself would not quarrel with one that, being a weakling, abstained from war, but with you I am heartily wroth.
    Book 13 (14% in)
  • And give me thy harness to buckle about my shoulders, if perchance the Trojans may take me for thee, and so abstain from battle, and the warlike sons of the Achaians may take breath, wearied as they be, for brief is the breathing in war.
    Book 16 (7% in)

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

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