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

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Definition
to discourage or intimidate
  • The dauntless king yet standing firm he found, And all the chiefs in deep concern around.
    Book 4 (40% in)
  • Oft hast thou triumph'd in the glorious boast, That thou stood'st forth of all the ethereal host, When bold rebellion shook the realms above, The undaunted guard of cloud-compelling Jove: When the bright partner of his awful reign, The warlike maid, and monarch of the main, The traitor-gods, by mad ambition driven, Durst threat with chains the omnipotence of Heaven.
    Book 1 (67% in)
  • Daughters of Jove, assist! inspired by you The mighty labour dauntless I pursue; What crowded armies, from what climes they bring, Their names, their numbers, and their chiefs I sing.
    Book 2 (57% in)
  • Two valiant brothers rule the undaunted throng, Ialmen and Ascalaphus the strong: Sons of Astyoche, the heavenly fair, Whose virgin charms subdued the god of war: (In Actor's court as she retired to rest, The strength of Mars the blushing maid compress'd) Their troops in thirty sable vessels sweep, With equal oars, the hoarse-resounding deep.
    Book 2 (60% in)
  • The challenge Hector heard with joy, Then with his spear restrain'd the youth of Troy, Held by the midst, athwart; and near the foe Advanced with steps majestically slow: While round his dauntless head the Grecians pour Their stones and arrows in a mingled shower.
    Book 3 (22% in)
  • "O heroes! worthy such a dauntless train, Whose godlike virtue we but urge in vain, (Exclaim'd the king), who raise your eager bands With great examples, more than loud commands.
    Book 4 (53% in)
  • (136) Next, sent by Greece from where Asopus flows, A fearless envoy, he approach'd the foes; Thebes' hostile walls unguarded and alone, Dauntless he enters, and demands the throne.
    Book 4 (70% in)
  • No words the godlike Diomed return'd, But heard respectful, and in secret burn'd: Not so fierce Capaneus' undaunted son; Stern as his sire, the boaster thus begun: "What needs, O monarch! this invidious praise, Ourselves to lessen, while our sire you raise?
    Book 4 (72% in)
  • Jove got such heroes as my sire, whose soul No fear could daunt, nor earth nor hell control.
    Book 5 (71% in)
  • Then thus aloud: "Ye dauntless Dardans, hear!
    Book 6 (22% in)
  • His warm reproofs the listening kings inflame; And nine, the noblest of the Grecian name, Up-started fierce: but far before the rest The king of men advanced his dauntless breast: Then bold Tydides, great in arms, appear'd; And next his bulk gigantic Ajax rear'd; Oileus follow'd; Idomen was there,(180) And Merion, dreadful as the god of war: With these Eurypylus and Thoas stand, And wise Ulysses closed the daring band.
    Book 7 (37% in)
  • Tydides broke The general silence, and undaunted spoke.
    Book 9 (97% in)
  • Then thus the king of men the contest ends: "Thou first of warriors, and thou best of friends, Undaunted Diomed! what chief to join In this great enterprise, is only thine.
    Book 10 (42% in)
  • He dauntless thus: "Thou conqueror of the fair, Thou woman-warrior with the curling hair; Vain archer! trusting to the distant dart, Unskill'd in arms to act a manly part!
    Book 11 (52% in)
  • But bold Eurypylus his aid imparts, And dauntless springs beneath a cloud of darts; Whose eager javelin launch'd against the foe, Great Apisaon felt the fatal blow; From his torn liver the red current flow'd, And his slack knees desert their dying load.
    Book 11 (73% in)
  • As faintly reeling he confess'd the smart, Weak was his pace, but dauntless was his heart.
    Book 11 (96% in)
  • Even yet the dauntless Lapithae maintain The dreadful pass, and round them heap the slain.
    Book 12 (39% in)
  • Not so the brave—still dauntless, still the same, Unchanged his colour, and unmoved his frame: Composed his thought, determined is his eye, And fix'd his soul, to conquer or to die: If aught disturb the tenour of his breast, 'tis but the wish to strike before the rest.
    Book 13 (37% in)
  • Not so discouraged, to the future blind, Vain dreams of conquest swell his haughty mind; Dauntless he rushes where the Spartan lord Like lightning brandish'd his far beaming sword.
    Book 13 (73% in)
  • Then rushing sudden on his prostrate prize, To spoil the carcase fierce Patroclus flies: Swift as a lion, terrible and bold, That sweeps the field, depopulates the fold; Pierced through the dauntless heart, then tumbles slain, And from his fatal courage finds his bane.
    Book 16 (87% in)
  • Too long amused with a pursuit so vain, Turn, and behold the brave Euphorbus slain; By Sparta slain! for ever now suppress'd The fire which burn'd in that undaunted breast!"
    Book 17 (13% in)
  • Then turning to his friend, with dauntless mind: "Oh keep the foaming coursers close behind!
    Book 17 (67% in)
  • AEneas was the first who dared to stay; Apollo wedged him in the warrior's way, But swell'd his bosom with undaunted might, Half-forced and half-persuaded to the fight.
    Book 20 (21% in)
  • Hector, undaunted, thus: "Such words employ To one that dreads thee, some unwarlike boy: Such we could give, defying and defied, Mean intercourse of obloquy and pride!
    Book 20 (85% in)
  • Yet dauntless still the adverse flood he braves, And still indignant bounds above the waves.
    Book 21 (44% in)
  • Might Hector's spear this dauntless bosom rend, And my swift soul o'ertake my slaughter'd friend.
    Book 21 (46% in)
  • But much I fear my Hector's dauntless breast Confronts Achilles; chased along the plain, Shut from our walls!
    Book 22 (89% in)
  • On whom Apollo shall the palm bestow, And whom the Greeks supreme by conquest know, This mule his dauntless labours shall repay, The vanquish'd bear the massy bowl away."
    Book 23 (73% in)
  • Satiate at length with unavailing woes, From the high throne divine Achilles rose; The reverend monarch by the hand he raised; On his white beard and form majestic gazed, Not unrelenting; then serene began With words to soothe the miserable man: "Alas, what weight of anguish hast thou known, Unhappy prince! thus guardless and alone Two pass through foes, and thus undaunted face The man whose fury has destroy'd thy race!
    Book 24 (65% in)
  • 275 "And thus his own undaunted mind explores.
    Footnotes (89% in)

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