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

2 uses
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to hold something back


to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
  • Meantime, beside the ships Achilles sat, The Heav'n-born son of Peleus, swift of foot, Chafing with rage repress'd; no more he sought The honour'd council, nor the battle-field; But wore his soul away, and inly pin'd For the fierce joy and tumult of the fight.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (78% in)
  • ...force Of winds tempestuous o'er the stormy sea, Didst cast him forth on Coos' thriving isle, Far from his friends; then Jove, awaking, pour'd His wrath, promiscuous, on th' assembled Gods; Me chief his anger sought; and from on high Had hurl'd me, plung'd beneath th' unfathom'd sea, But Night, the vanquisher of Gods and men, Her fugitive received me; he his wrath Repress'd, unwilling to invade the claims Of holy Night; and now thou fain wouldst urge That I another reckless deed essay."
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (47% in)

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

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