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

2 uses
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to move in a twisting or contorted motion — often of a person when struggling or in pain
  • At once he fell; and gasping out his life, Amid his comrades, writhing on the ground Like a crush'd worm he lay; and from the wound The dark blood pouring, drench'd the thirsty soil.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (76% in)
  • When Hector saw his brother Polydore Writhing in death, a mist o'erspread his eyes Nor longer could he bear to stand aloof, But sprang to meet Achilles, flashing fire, His keen spear brandishing; at sight of him Up leap'd Achilles, and exulting cried: "Lo, here the man who most hath wrung my soul, Who slew my lov'd companion: now, methinks, Upon the pass of war not long shall we Stand separate, nor each the other shun."
    2.20 — Volume 2 Book 20 (79% in)

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

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