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

5 uses
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Definition
to soothe (make something less unpleasant or frightening)
  • What power divine shall Hector's wrath assuage?
    Book 8 (62% in)
  • Soon shall the fair the sable ship ascend, And some deputed prince the charge attend: This Creta's king, or Ajax shall fulfil, Or wise Ulysses see perform'd our will; Or, if our royal pleasure shall ordain, Achilles' self conduct her o'er the main; Let fierce Achilles, dreadful in his rage, The god propitiate, and the pest assuage."
    Book 1 (28% in)
  • E'en hell's grim king Alcides' power confess'd, The shaft found entrance in his iron breast; To Jove's high palace for a cure he fled, Pierced in his own dominions of the dead; Where Paeon, sprinkling heavenly balm around, Assuaged the glowing pangs, and closed the wound.
    Book 5 (45% in)
  • Fain would my heart, which err'd through frantic rage, The wrathful chief and angry gods assuage.
    Book 9 (21% in)
  • These words the hero's angry mind assuage: Then fierce they mingle where the thickest rage.
    Book 13 (93% in)

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

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