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

2 uses
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create difficulty so as to slow or prevent (something)
  • Antilochus, come forward, noble chief; And standing, as 'tis meet, before the car And horses, in thy hand the slender whip Wherewith thou drov'st, upon the horses lay Thy hand, and by Earth-shaking Neptune swear That not of malice, and by set design, Thou didst by fraud impede my chariot's course."
    2.23 — Volume 2 Book 23 (63% in)
  • ...round the well-mann'd ship they wag'd the war: Meanwhile by Peleus' son Patroclus stood, Weeping hot tears; as some dark-water'd fount Pours o'er a craggy rock its gloomy stream; Achilles, swift of foot, with pity saw, And to his friend these winged words address'd: "Why weeps Patroclus, like an infant girl, That prays her mother, by whose side she runs, To take her up; and, clinging to her gown, Impedes her way, and still with tearful eyes Looks in her face, until she take her up?
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (1% in)

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

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