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

5 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • The priest being refused, and insolently dismissed by Agamemnon, entreats for vengeance from his god, who inflicts a pestilence on the Greeks.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (1% in)
  • Helenus, the chief augur of Troy, commands Hector to return to the city, in order to appoint a solemn procession of the Queen and the Trojan matrons to the temple of Minerva, to entreat her to remove Diomed from the fight.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (99% in)
  • Patroclus (in pursuance of the request of Nestor in the eleventh book) entreats Achilles to suffer him to go to the assistance of the Greeks with Achilles' troops and armour.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (98% in)
  • Hecuba joins his entreaties, but in vain.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (97% in)
  • Scarce in his anguish could the crowd restrain The old man from issuing through the Dardan gates; Low in the dust he roll'd, imploring all, Entreating by his name each sev'ral man: "Forbear, my friends; though sorrowing, stay me not; Leave me to reach alone the Grecian ships, And there implore this man of violence, This haughty chief, if haply he my years May rev'rence, and have pity on my age.
    2.22 — Volume 2 Book 22 (77% in)

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

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