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

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1  —3 uses as in:
deferred the decision
Definition
delay or postpone (hold off until a later time)
  • death be long deferr'd
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (57% in)
deferr'd = postponed (or put off)

(editor's note: This is more commonly spelled deferred.)
  • Thou in the chambers of her new-found home Hast made his bride a weeping widow; thou Hast fill'd with bitt'rest grief his parents' hearts: Some solace might those hapless mourners find, Could I thy head and armour in the hands Of Panthous and of honour'd Phrontis place; Nor uncontested shall the proof remain, Nor long deferr'd, of vict'ry or defeat."
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (5% in)
  • Whom answer'd thus Achilles swift of foot: "Most mighty Agamemnon, King of men, These matters to some future time were best Deferr'd, some hour of respite from the fight, Of rage less fiercely burning in my breast; But slaughter'd now they lie, whom Priam's son, Hector, hath slain, by Jove to vict'ry led.
    2.19 — Volume 2 Book 19 (45% in)

There are no more uses of "defer" flagged with this meaning in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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exact meaning not specified
  • To whom the Cloud-compeller thus replied: "Juno, thy visit yet awhile defer; And let us now in love's delights indulge: For never yet did such a flood of love For Goddess or for mortal fill my soul; Not for Ixion's beauteous wife, who bore Pirithous, sage in council as the Gods; Nor the neat-footed maiden Danae, Acrisius' daughter, her who Perseus bore, Th' observ'd of all; nor noble Phoenix' child, Who bore me Minos, and the godlike might Of Rhadamanthus; nor for Semele, Nor for...
    2.14 — Volume 2 Book 14 (57% in)

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

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Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®