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

4 uses
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Definition
to severely harm — especially by fire or through criticism
  • This could he learn, and hither scatheless bring His tidings, high as Heav'n in all men's mouths Would be his praise, and ample his reward.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (35% in)
  • ...this sign from Heav'n Was sent, to leftward of th' astonish'd crowd: A soaring eagle, bearing in his claws A dragon, huge of size, of blood-red hue, Alive; yet dropp'd him ere he reach'd his home, Nor to his nestlings bore th' intended prey: So we, e'en though our mighty strength should break The gates and wall, and put the Greeks to rout, By the same road not scatheless should return, But many a Trojan on the field should leave, Slain by the Greeks, while they their ships defend.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (47% in)
  • Then thou, retiring, hither call the chiefs; Here take we counsel fully, if to fall Upon their well-mann'd ships, should Heaven vouchsafe The needful strength, or, scatheless yet, withdraw; For much I fear they soon will pay us back Their debt of yesterday; since in their ranks One yet remains insatiate of the fight, And he, methinks, not long will stand aloof."
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (86% in)
  • With them both Chromius and Aretus went; And high their hopes were rais'd, the warriors both To slay, and make the strong-neck'd steeds their prize: Blind fools! nor destin'd scatheless to escape Automedon's encounter; he his pray'r To Jove address'd, and straight with added strength His soul was fill'd; and to Alcimedon, His trusty friend and comrade, thus he spoke: "Alcimedon, do thou the horses keep Not far away, but breathing on my neck; For Hector's might will not, I deem, be...
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (63% in)

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

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