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

4 uses
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Definition
ask humbly (for something);
or: make a humble, earnest petition;
or: ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
  • Achilles in discontent withdraws himself and his forces from the test of the Greeks; and complaining to Thetis, she supplicates Jupiter to render them sensible of the wrong done to her son, by giving victory to the Trojans.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (3% in)
  • He, mightier than his father, took his seat By Saturn's side, in pride of conscious strength: Fear seiz'd on all the Gods, nor did they dare To bind their King: of this remind him now, And clasp his knees, and supplicate his aid For Troy's brave warriors, that the routed Greeks Back to their ships with slaughter may be driv'n; That all may taste the folly of their King, And Agamemnon's haughty self may mourn The slight on Grecia's bravest warrior cast."
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (65% in)
  • On the twelfth day he purpos'd to return To high Olympus; thither then will I, And to his feet my supplication make; And he, I think, will not deny my suit."
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (68% in)
  • But go thou in, and clasp Achilles' knees, And supplicate him for his father's sake, His fair-hair'd mother's, and his child's, that so Thy words may stir an answer in his heart."
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (58% in)

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