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

9 uses
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something giving protection — especially a safe place
  • Bacchus himself beneath the ocean wave In terror plung'd, and, trembling, refuge found In Thetis' bosom from a mortal's threats: The Gods indignant saw, and Saturn's son Smote him with blindness; nor surviv'd he long, Hated alike by all th' immortal Gods.
    1.6 — Volume 1 Book 6 (24% in)
  • Who in Argissa and Gyrtona dwelt, Ortha, Elone, and the white-wall'd town Of Oloosson, Polypoetes led; Son of Pirithous, progeny of Jove, A warrior bold; Hippodamia fair Him to Pirithous bore, what time he slew The shaggy Centaurs, and from Pelion's heights For refuge 'mid the rude AEthices drove.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (83% in)
  • As when a rustic crowd of men and dogs Have chas'd an antler'd stag, or mountain goat, That 'mid the crags and thick o'ershadowing wood Hath refuge found, and baffled their pursuit: If, by the tumult rous'd, a lion stand, With bristling mane, before them, back they turn, Check'd in their mid career; ev'n so the Greeks, Who late in eager throngs were pressing on, Thrusting with swords and double-pointed spears, When Hector moving through the ranks they saw, Recoil'd, and to their feet...
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (36% in)
  • the helmsman's sev'n-foot board he mov'd, Expecting death; and left the lofty deck, Where long he stood on guard; but still his spear The Trojans kept aloof, whoe'er essay'd Amid the ships to launch th' unwearied flames; And, loudly shouting, to the Greeks he call'd: "Friends, Grecian heroes, ministers of Mars, Quit ye like men! dear friends, remember now Your wonted valour! think ye in your rear To find supporting forces, or some fort Whose walls may give you refuge from your foe?
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (96% in)
  • She said; and with the left hand both the wrists Of Dian grasping, with her ample right The bow and quiver from her shoulders tore; And with them, as she turn'd away her head, With scornful laughter buffeted her ears: The arrows keen were scatter'd on the ground: Weeping, the Goddess fled; as flies a dove The hawk's pursuit, and in a hollow rock Finds refuge, doom'd not yet to fall a prey; So, weeping, Dian fled, and left her bow.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (78% in)
  • Upon a lofty tow'r, the work of Gods, The aged Priam stood, and thence beheld By fierce Achilles driven in flight confused, Their courage quite subdued, the Trojan host: Then, groaning, from the tow'r he hasten'd down, And to the warders cried along the wall: "Stand to the gates, and hold them open'd wide, That in the crowd of fugitives may pour, And refuge find; for close upon their flight Achilles hangs; disaster now is near.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (84% in)
  • Meantime the gen'ral crowd, in panic flight, With eager haste the city's refuge sought, And all the town with fugitives was fill'd.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (96% in)
  • Or heed'st thou not that all the Trojan host Whom thou hast scar'd, while thou art here withdrawn, Within the walls a refuge safe have found?
    2.22 — Volume 2 Book 22 (2% in)
  • As when a man, by cruel fate pursued, In his own land hath shed another's blood, And flying, seeks beneath some wealthy house A foreign refuge; wond'ring, all behold: On godlike Priam so with wonder gaz'd Achilles; wonder seiz'd th' attendants all, And one to other looked; then Priam thus To Peleus' son his suppliant speech address'd: "Think, great Achilles, rival of the Gods, Upon thy father, e'en as I myself Upon the threshold of unjoyous age: And haply he, from them that dwell...
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (60% in)

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

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