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adverse
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

13 uses
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Definition
working against one's interests
  • That adverse gods commit to stern debate The best, the bravest, of the Grecian state.
    Book 1 (46% in)
  • Sheathed in bright arms each adverse chief came on.
    Book 5 (70% in)
  • Huge was its orb, with seven thick folds o'ercast, Of tough bull-hides; of solid brass the last, (The work of Tychius, who in Hyle dwell'd And in all arts of armoury excell'd,) This Ajax bore before his manly breast, And, threatening, thus his adverse chief address'd: "Hector! approach my arm, and singly know What strength thou hast, and what the Grecian foe.
    Book 7 (49% in)
  • Then, to secure the camp and naval powers, They raised embattled walls with lofty towers:(186) From space to space were ample gates around, For passing chariots, and a trench profound Of large extent; and deep in earth below, Strong piles infix'd stood adverse to the foe.
    Book 7 (91% in)
  • Long as the morning beams, increasing bright, O'er heaven's clear azure spread the sacred light, Commutual death the fate of war confounds, Each adverse battle gored with equal wounds.
    Book 8 (15% in)
  • Thus while the morning-beams, increasing bright, O'er heaven's pure azure spread the glowing light, Commutual death the fate of war confounds, Each adverse battle gored with equal wounds.
    Book 11 (15% in)
  • Raging with grief, great Menelaus burns, And fraught with vengeance, to the victor turns: That shook the ponderous lance, in act to throw; And this stood adverse with the bended bow: Full on his breast the Trojan arrow fell, But harmless bounded from the plated steel.
    Book 13 (70% in)
  • The god beheld him with a pitying look, And thus, incensed, to fraudful Juno spoke: "O thou, still adverse to the eternal will, For ever studious in promoting ill!
    Book 15 (4% in)
  • The fleet once saved, desist from further chase, Nor lead to Ilion's walls the Grecian race; Some adverse god thy rashness may destroy; Some god, like Phoebus, ever kind to Troy.
    Book 16 (13% in)
  • On adverse parts the warring gods engage: Heaven's awful queen; and he whose azure round Girds the vast globe; the maid in arms renown'd; Hermes, of profitable arts the sire; And Vulcan, the black sovereign of the fire: These to the fleet repair with instant flight; The vessels tremble as the gods alight.
    Book 20 (10% in)
  • Hereafter let him fall, as Fates design, That spun so short his life's illustrious line:(262) But lest some adverse god now cross his way, Give him to know what powers assist this day: For how shall mortal stand the dire alarms, When heaven's refulgent host appear in arms?
    Book 20 (28% in)
  • Here Neptune and the gods of Greece repair, With clouds encompass'd, and a veil of air: The adverse powers, around Apollo laid, Crown the fair hills that silver Simois shade.
    Book 20 (32% in)
  • Yet dauntless still the adverse flood he braves, And still indignant bounds above the waves.
    Book 21 (44% in)

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

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