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

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Definition
reject as not good enough
  • His proud, impetuous spirit will spurn the plain, Where Greeks and Trojans oft in warlike strife Their balanc'd strength exert; if he come forth, Our fight will be to guard our homes and wives.
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (39% in)
  • His gifts I loathe, and spurn; himself I hold At a hair's worth; and would he proffer me Tenfold or twentyfold of all he has, Or ever may be his; or all the gold Sent to Orchomenos or royal Thebes, Egyptian, treasurehouse of countless wealth, Who boasts her hundred gates, through each of which With horse and car two hundred warriors march: Nay, were his gifts in number as the sand, Or dust upon the plain, yet ne'er will I By Agamemnon be prevail'd upon, Till I have paid him back my...
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (52% in)
  • To whom again Ulysses, stout of heart: "Most mighty Agamemnon, King of men, His anger is not quench'd, but fiercer still It glows; thy gifts and thee alike he spurns; He bids thee with the other chiefs concert The means thy people and thy ships to save; And menaces himself at early dawn To launch his well-trimm'd vessels on the main.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (92% in)

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

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