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

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to discourage or intimidate
  • From far Ascania's lake, with Phorcys join'd, The godlike presence of Ascanius brought The Phrygians, dauntless in the standing fight.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (96% in)
  • To whom the godlike Paris thus replied: "Hector, I needs must own thy censure just, Nor without cause; thy dauntless courage knows Nor pause nor weariness; but as an axe, That in a strong man's hand, who fashions out Some naval timber, with unbated edge Cleaves the firm wood, and aids the striker's force; Ev'n so unwearied is thy warlike soul.
    1.3 — Volume 1 Book 3 (13% in)
  • A seat the laughter-loving Goddess plac'd By Paris' side; there Helen sat, the child Of aegis-bearing Jove, with downcast eyes, Yet with sharp words she thus address'd her Lord: "Back from the battle? would thou there hadst died Beneath a warrior's arm, whom once I call'd My husband! vainly didst thou boast erewhile Thine arm, thy dauntless courage, and thy spear The warlike Menelaus should subdue!
    1.3 — Volume 1 Book 3 (90% in)
  • Well pleas'd, the monarch Agamemnon saw, And thus address'd them: "Valiant chiefs, to you, The leaders of the brass-clad Greeks, I give ('Twere needless and unseemly) no commands; For well ye understand your troops to rouse To deeds of dauntless courage; would to Jove, To Pallas and Apollo, that such mind As is in you, in all the camp were found; Then soon should Priam's lofty city fall, Tak'n and destroy'd by our victorious hands."
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (51% in)
  • ...pray'd the chief, and Pallas heard his pray'r; To all his limbs, to feet and hands alike, She gave fresh vigour; and with winged words, Beside him as she stood, address'd him thus: "Go fearless onward, Diomed, to meet The Trojan hosts; for I within thy breast Thy father's dauntless courage have infus'd, Such as of old in Tydeus' bosom dwelt, Bold horseman, buckler-clad; and from thine eyes The film that dimm'd them I have purg'd away, That thou mayst well 'twixt Gods and men discern.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (14% in)
  • Such converse while they held, brave Diomed Again assail'd AEneas; well he knew Apollo's guardian hand around him thrown; Yet by the God undaunted, on he press'd To slay AEneas, and his arms obtain.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (47% in)
  • The tide was turn'd; again they fac'd the Greeks: In serried ranks the Greeks, undaunted, stood.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (54% in)
  • Silent he smil'd as on his boy he gaz'd: But at his side Andromache, in tears, Hung on his arm, and thus the chief address'd: "Dear Lord, thy dauntless spirit will work thy doom: Nor hast thou pity on this thy helpless child, Or me forlorn, to be thy widow soon: For thee will all the Greeks with force combin'd Assail and slay: for me, 'twere better far, Of thee bereft, to lie beneath the sod; Nor comfort shall be mine, if thou be lost, But endless grief; to me nor sire is left, Nor...
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (73% in)
  • None dar'd accept, for fear had fallen on all; Then I with dauntless spirit his might oppos'd, The youngest of them all; with him I fought, And Pallas gave the vict'ry to my arm.
    1.7 — Volume 1 Book 7 (30% in)
  • But in the front, Tydides, though alone, Remain'd undaunted; by old Nester's car He stood, and thus the aged chief address'd: "Old man, these youthful warriors press thee sore, Thy vigour spent, and with the weight of years Oppress'd; and helpless too thy charioteer, And slow thy horses; mount my car, and prove How swift my steeds, or in pursuit or flight, From those of Tros descended, scour the plain; My noble prize from great AEneas won.
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (18% in)
  • Next to Tydides, Agamemnon came, And Menelaus, Atreus' godlike sons; Th' Ajaces both, in dauntless courage cloth'd; Idomeneus, with whom Meriones, His faithful comrade, terrible as Mars; Eurypylus, Euaemon's noble son; The ninth was Teucer, who, with bended bow, Behind the shield of Ajax Telamon Took shelter; Ajax o'er him held his shield; Thence look'd he round, and aim'd amid the crowd; And as he saw each Trojan, wounded, fall, Struck by his shafts, to Ajax close he press'd, As to...
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (45% in)
  • Of ready wit, and dauntless courage, prov'd In ev'ry danger; and to Pallas dear.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (40% in)
  • Him following, thus the brave Tydides pray'd: "My voice too, child of Jove, undaunted, hear; And be with me, as with my father erst, The godlike Tydeus, when to Thebes he went, An envoy, in advance; and left behind, Upon Asopus' banks the mail-clad Greeks.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (47% in)
  • There was one Dolon in the Trojan camp, The herald's son, Eumedes; rich in gold And brass; not fair of face, but swift of foot; Amid five sisters he the only son; Who thus to Hector and the Trojans spoke: "Hector, with dauntless courage I will dare Approach the ships, and bring thee tidings sure; But hold thou forth thy royal staff, and swear That I the horses and the brass-bound car Shall have, the boast of Peleus' matchless son: Not vain shall be my errand, nor deceive Thy hopes;...
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (52% in)
  • ...Iris gave command: "Haste thee, swift Iris, and to Hector bear From me this message; bid him, that as long As Agamemnon in the van appears, Raging, and dealing death among the ranks, He from the battle keep himself aloof, But urge the rest undaunted to maintain The stubborn fight; but should Atrides, struck By spear or arrow, to his car withdraw, He shall from me receive such pow'r to slay, As to the ships shall bear him, ere the sun Decline, and Darkness spread her hallowing shade."
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (22% in)
  • ...thou son of Priam, sage as Jove In council, he the Universal Lord Sends thee by me this message; that as long As Agamemnon in the van appears, Raging, and dealing death amid the ranks, Thou from the battle keep thyself aloof, But urge the rest undaunted to maintain The stubborn fight; but should Atrides, struck By spear or arrow, to his car withdraw, Thou shalt from him receive such pow'r to slay As to the ships shall bear thee, ere the sun Decline, and Darkness spread her hallowing...
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (24% in)
  • 'Twere ill indeed that I should turn to flight By hostile numbers daunted; yet 'twere worse Here to be caught alone; and Saturn's son With panic fear the other Greeks hath fill'd.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (48% in)
  • As when the rustic youths and dogs have driv'n A tawny lion from the cattle fold, Watching all night, and baulk'd him of his prey; Rav'ning for flesh, he still th' attempt renews, But still in vain: for many a jav'lin, hurl'd By vig'rous arms, confronts him to his face, And blazing faggots, that his courage daunt; Till, with the dawn, reluctant he retreat: So from before the Trojans Ajax turn'd, Reluctant, fearing for the ships of Greece.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (65% in)
  • Little they knew; before the gates they found Two men, two warriors of the prime, two sons Illustrious of the spear-skill'd Lapithae: Stout Polypoetes one, Pirithous' son, With whom Leonteus, bold as blood-stain'd Mars: So stood these two before the lofty gates, As on the mountain side two tow'ring oaks, Which many a day have borne the wind and storm, Firm rifted by their strong continuous roots: So in their arms and vigour confident Those two great Asius' charge, undaunted, met.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (28% in)
  • ...of beaten brass, which th' arm'rer's hand Had beaten out, and lin'd with stout bull's-hide; With golden rods, continuous, all around; He thus equipp'd, two jav'lins brandishing, Strode onward, as a lion, mountain-bred, Whom, fasting long, his dauntless courage leads To assail the flock, though in well-guarded fold; And though the shepherds there he find, prepar'd With dogs and lances to protect the sheep, Not unattempted will he leave the fold; But, springing to the midst, he bears his...
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (62% in)
  • "Haste thee, Thootes, on th' Ajaces call, Both, if it may be; so we best may hope To 'scape the death, which else is near at hand; So fierce the pressure of the Lycian chiefs, Undaunted now, as ever, in the fight.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (73% in)
  • To share awhile the labours of his guard; Both, if it may be; so he best may hope To 'scape the death, which else is near at hand: So fierce the pressure of the Lycian chiefs, Undaunted now, as ever, in the fight.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (75% in)
  • Take thou, and wave on high thy tassell'd shield, The Grecian warriors daunting: thou thyself, Far-darting King, thy special care bestow On noble Hector; so restore his strength And vigour, that in panic to their ships, And the broad Hellespont, the Greeks be driv'n.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (30% in)
  • Rise then straight; Summon thy num'rous horsemen; bid them drive Their flying cars to assail the Grecian ships: I go before: and will thy horses' way Make plain and smooth, and daunt the warrior Greeks."
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (34% in)
  • To whom thus Thoas spoke, Andraemon's son, AEtolia's bravest warrior, skill'd to throw The jav'lin, dauntless in the stubborn fight; By few surpass'd in speech, when in debate In full assembly Grecian youths contend.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (37% in)
  • As when a lion on the herd has sprung, And, 'mid the heifers seiz'd, the lordly bull Lies bellowing, crush'd between the lion's jaws; So by Patroclus slain, the Lycian chief, Undaunted still, his faithful comrade call'd: "Good Glaucus, warrior tried, behoves thee now Thy spearmanship to prove, and warlike might.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (55% in)
  • And as a lion, in the mountains bred, In pride of strength, amid the pasturing herd Seizes a heifer in his pow'rful jaws, The choicest; and, her neck first broken, rends, And, on her entrails gorging, laps the blood; Though with loud clamour dogs and herdsmen round Assail him from afar, yet ventures none To meet his rage, for fear is on them all; So none was there so bold, with dauntless breast The noble Menelaus' wrath to meet.
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (9% in)
  • But if in Trojan bosoms there abode The daring, dauntless courage, meet for men Who in their country's cause against the foe Endure both toil and war, we soon should see Patroclus brought within the walls of Troy; Him from the battle could we bear away, And, lifeless, bring to royal Priam's town, Soon would the Greeks Sarpedon's arms release, And we to Ilium's heights himself might bear: For with his valiant comrades there lies slain The follower of the bravest chief of Greece.
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (20% in)
  • ...In likeness of a herald, Periphas, The son of Epytus, now aged grown In service of AEneas' aged sire, A man of kindliest soul: his form assum'd Apollo, and AEneas thus address'd: "AEneas, how, against the will of Heav'n, Could ye defend your city, as others now In their own strength and courage confident, Their numbers, and their troops' undaunted hearts, I see their cause maintaining; if when Jove Rather to us than them the vict'ry wills, With fear unspeakable ye shun the fight?"
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (41% in)
  • To whom thus Menelaus, good in fight: "O Phoenix, aged warrior, honour'd sire, If Pallas would the needful pow'r impart, And o'er me spread her aegis, then would I Undaunted for Patroclus' rescue fight, For deeply by his death my heart is touch'd; But valiant Hector, with the strength of fire Still rages, and destruction deals around: For Jove is with him, and his triumph wills."
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (71% in)
  • ...watch, to guard From his assault the choicest of the herd; He, hunger-pinch'd, hath oft th' attempt renew'd, But nought prevail'd; by spears on ev'ry side, And jav'lins met, wielded by stalwart hands, And blazing torches, which his courage daunt; Till with the morn he sullenly withdraws; So from Patroclus, with reluctant step Atrides mov'd; for much he fear'd the Greeks Might to the Trojans, panic-struck, the dead Abandon; and departing, he besought The two Ajaces and Meriones: "Ye...
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (84% in)
  • Whom answer'd storm-swift Iris: "Well we know Thy glorious arms are by the Trojans held; But go thou forth, and from above the ditch Appear before them; daunted at the sight, Haply the Trojans may forsake the field, And breathing-time afford the sons of Greece, Toil-worn; for little pause has yet been theirs."
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (30% in)
  • Her words with dauntless courage fill'd his breast.
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (8% in)
  • On then with dauntless spear, nor be dismay'd By his high tone and vaunting menaces."
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (20% in)
  • So mov'd his dauntless spirit Peleus' son AEneas to confront; when near they came, Thus first Achilles, swift of foot, began: "AEneas, why so far before the ranks Advanc'd? dost thou presume with me to fight?
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (33% in)
  • To whom in answer thus AEneas spoke: "Achilles, think not me, as though a fool, To daunt with lofty speech; I too could well With cutting words, and insult, answer thee.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (39% in)
  • To whom thus Hector of the glancing helm, Unterrified: "Achilles, think not me, As though a fool and ignorant of war, To daunt with lofty speech; I too could well With cutting words and insult answer thee.
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (82% in)
  • Achilles so th' advancing wave o'ertook, Though great his speed; but man must yield to Gods, Oft as Achilles, swift of foot, essay'd To turn and stand, and know if all the Gods, Who dwell in Heav'n, were leagued to daunt his soul So oft the Heav'n-born River's mighty wave Above his shoulders dash'd; in deep distress He sprang on high; then rush'd the flood below, And bore him off his legs, and wore away The soil beneath his feet; then, groaning, thus, As up to Heav'n he look'd,...
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (42% in)
  • She said, and turn'd away her piercing glance: Him, deeply groaning, scarce to life restor'd, Jove's daughter Venus taking by the hand, Led from the field; which when the white-arm'd Queen Beheld, in haste to Pallas thus she cried: "O Heav'n, brave child of aegis-bearing Jove, Undaunted! lo again this saucy jade Amid the press, the bane of mortals, Mars Leads from the field; but haste thee in pursuit."
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (66% in)
  • And now the lofty-gated city of Troy The sons of Greece had won; but Phoebus rous'd Agenor's spirit, a valiant youth and strong, Son of Antenor; he his bosom fill'd With dauntless courage, and beside him stood To turn aside the heavy hand of death, As, veil'd in cloud, against the oak he lean'd.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (86% in)
  • As when a snake upon the mountain side, With deadly venom charg'd, beside his hole, Awaits the traveller, and fill'd with rage, Coil'd round his hole, his baleful glances darts; So fill'd with dauntless courage Hector stood, Scorning retreat, his gleaming buckler propp'd Against the jutting tow'r; then, deeply mov'd, Thus with his warlike soul communion held: "Oh woe is me! if I should enter now The city gates, I should the just reproach Encounter of Polydamas, who first His counsel...
    2.22 — Volume 2 Book 22 (18% in)
  • But fell Achilles all your aid commands; Of mind unrighteous, and inflexible His stubborn heart; his thoughts are all of blood; E'en as a lion, whom his mighty strength And dauntless courage lead to leap the fold, And 'mid the trembling flocks to seize his prey; E'en so Achilles hath discarded ruth, And conscience, arbiter of good and ill.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (6% in)
  • Oh woe is me, Who have begotten sons, in all the land The best and bravest; now remains not one; Mestor, and Troilus, dauntless charioteer, And Hector, who a God 'mid men appear'd, Nor like a mortal's offspring, but a God's: All these hath Mars cut off; and left me none, None but the vile and refuse; liars all, Vain skipping coxcombs, in the dance alone, And in nought else renown'd; base plunderers, From their own countrymen, of lambs and kids.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (32% in)

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