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

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immediately — (most typically seen in legal documents, formal use, or classic literature)
  • But seek me out forthwith some other spoil, Lest empty-handed I alone appear Of all the Greeks; for this would ill beseem; And how I lose my present share, ye see.
    1.1 — Volume 1 Book 1 (22% in)
  • The rage of thirst and hunger satisfied, Gerenian Nestor thus his speech began: "Most mighty Agamemnon, King of men, Great Atreus' son, no longer let us pause, The work delaying which the pow'rs of Heav'n Have trusted to our hands; do thou forthwith Bid that the heralds proclamation make, And summon through the camp the brass-clad Greeks; While, in a body, through the wide-spread ranks We pass, and stimulate their warlike zeal."
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (50% in)
  • He said; the old man shuddered at his words: But to his comrades gave command forthwith.
    1.3 — Volume 1 Book 3 (54% in)
  • Forthwith again amid the foremost ranks Tydides mingled; keenly as before His spirit against the Trojans burn'd to fight, With threefold fury now he sought the fray.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (15% in)
  • Then Juno sharply touch'd the flying steeds: Forthwith spontaneous opening, grated harsh The heavenly portals, guarded by the Hours, Who Heav'n and high Olympus have in charge To roll aside, or draw the veil of cloud.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (81% in)
  • ...wish, was thrown The lot of Ajax; then from left to right A herald show'd to all the chiefs of Greece, In turn, the token; they who knew it not, Disclaim'd it all; but when to him he came Who mark'd, and threw it in Atrides' helm, The noble Ajax, and, approaching, placed The token in his outstretch'd hand, forthwith He knew it, and rejoic'd; before his feet He threw it down upon the ground, and said, "O friends, the lot is mine; great is my joy, And hope o'er godlike Hector to prevail.
    1.7 — Volume 1 Book 7 (37% in)
  • Then Juno sharply touch'd the flying steeds; Forthwith spontaneous opening, grated harsh The heavenly portals, guarded by the Hours, Who Heav'n and high Olympus have in charge, To roll aside or close the veil of cloud; Through these th' excited horses held their way.
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (67% in)
  • Forthwith, his bow across his shoulders slung, A grisly wolf-skin o'er it, on his head A cap of marten's fur, and in his hand A jav'lin, from the camp he took his way, Straight to the Grecian ships; but never thence Destin'd to bring th' expected tidings back.
    2.10 — Volume 2 Book 10 (55% in)
  • Forthwith they order'd, each his charioteer, To stay his car beside the ditch; themselves, On foot, in arms accoutred, sallied forth, And loud, ere early dawn, the clamour rose.
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (5% in)
  • If it be indeed The will of Jove, high-thund'ring, to confound The Greeks in utter rout, and us to aid, I should rejoice that ev'ry Greek forthwith Far from his home should fill a nameless grave; But should they turn, and we again be driv'n Back from the ships, and hurried down the ditch, Such were our loss, that scarce a messenger Would live to bear the tidings to the town Of our destruction by the rallied Greeks.
    2.12 — Volume 2 Book 12 (14% in)
  • Forthwith Idomeneus from out the corpse The pond'rous spear withdrew; yet could not strip His armour off; so thickly flew the spears.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (60% in)
  • Forthwith, advanc'd the two to seize the spoils; But loudly Hector on his kinsmen call'd; On all, but chief on Icetaon's son, The valiant Melanippus; he erewhile, In far Percote, ere the foes appear'd, Pastur'd his herds; but when the ships of Greece Approach'd the shore, to Ilium back he came; There, 'mid the Trojans eminent, he dwelt In Priam's house, belov'd as Priam's son.
    2.15 — Volume 2 Book 15 (71% in)
  • The ships reliev'd, return forthwith; and though The Thund'rer, Juno's Lord, should crown thine arms With triumph, be not rash, apart from me, In combat with the warlike sons of Troy; (So should my name in less repute be held;) Nor, in the keen excitement of the fight And slaughter of the Trojans, lead thy troops On tow'rd the city, lest thou find thyself By some one of th' immortal Gods oppos'd; For the far-darting Phoebus loves them well; But when in safety thou hast plac'd the...
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (10% in)
  • Forthwith Amphoterus, and Erymas, Epaltes, Echius, and Tlepolemus, Son of Damastor, Pyris, Ipheus brave, Euippus, Polymelus, Argeas' son, In quick succession to the ground he brought.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (47% in)
  • He said, and led the way; him follow'd straight The godlike chief; forthwith, as loudly rings, Amid the mountain forest's deep recess, The woodman's axe, and far is heard the sound; So from the wide-spread earth their clamour rose, As brazen arms, and shields, and tough bull's-hide Encounter'd swords and double-pointed spears.
    2.16 — Volume 2 Book 16 (71% in)
  • He left her thus, and to his forge return'd; The bellows then directing to the fire, He bade them work; through twenty pipes at once Forthwith they pour'd their diverse-temper'd blasts; Now briskly seconding his eager haste, Now at his will, and as the work requir'd.
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (73% in)
  • Their comrades heard the tumult, where they sat Before their sacred altars, and forthwith Sprang on their cars, and with fast-stepping steeds Pursued the plund'rers, and o'ertook them soon.
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (82% in)
  • Thus as he pray'd, the Lord of counsel heard; And sent forthwith an eagle, feather'd king, Dark bird of chase, and Dusky thence surnam'd: Wide as the portals, well secur'd with bolts, That guard some wealthy monarch's lofty hall, On either side his ample pinions spread.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (40% in)
  • Then thus Achilles spoke in jesting tone: "Thou needs must sleep without, my good old friend; Lest any leader of the Greeks should come, As is their custom, to confer with me; Of them whoe'er should find thee here by night Forthwith to Agamemnon would report, And Hector might not be so soon, restor'd.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (81% in)

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