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abate
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

4 uses
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Definition
to become less in amount or intensity
  • Nor did Idomeneus his noble rage Abate; still burning o'er some Trojan soul To draw the gloomy veil of night and death; Or, having sav'd the Greeks, himself to fall.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (51% in)
  • To whom, in wrath, the Cloud-compeller thus: "Revengeful! how have Priam and his sons So deeply injur'd thee, that thus thou seek'st With unabated anger to pursue, Till thou o'erthrow, the strong-built walls of Troy?
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (6% in)
  • The wall is raz'd, wherein our trust we plac'd To guard, impregnable, ourselves and ships; And now around the ships their war they wage, Unceasing, unabated; none might tell By closest scrutiny, which way are driv'n The routed Greeks, so intermix'd they fall Promiscuous; and the cry ascends to Heav'n.
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (10% in)
  • But let the past be past; I never meant My wrath should have no end; yet had not thought My anger to abate, till my own ships Should hear the war-cry, and the battle bear, But go, and in my well-known armour clad, Lead forth the valiant Myrmidons to war, Since the dark cloud of Trojans circles round The ships in force; and on the shingly beach, Pent up in narrow limits, lie the Greeks; And all the city hath pour'd its numbers forth In hope undoubting; for they see no more My helm among...
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (7% in)

There are no more uses of "abate" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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