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

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imitate (copy)
  • I hate the cumbrous chariot's slow advance, And the long distance of the flying lance; But while my nerves are strong, my force entire, Thus front the foe, and emulate my sire.
    Book 5 (29% in)
  • Hippolochus survived: from him I came, The honour'd author of my birth and name; By his decree I sought the Trojan town; By his instructions learn to win renown, To stand the first in worth as in command, To add new honours to my native land, Before my eyes my mighty sires to place, And emulate the glories of our race."
    Book 6 (40% in)
  • Contending leaders at the word arose; Each generous breast with emulation glows; So brave a task each Ajax strove to share, Bold Merion strove, and Nestor's valiant heir; The Spartan wish'd the second place to gain, And great Ulysses wish'd, nor wish'd in vain.
    Book 10 (42% in)
  • Let every Greek, who sees my spear confound The Trojan ranks, and deal destruction round, With emulation, what I act survey, And learn from thence the business of the day.
    Book 19 (35% in)
  • Now to these tasks succeeds A younger race, that emulate our deeds: I yield, alas!
    Book 23 (70% in)
  • 'twas thou, Euryalus! who durst aspire To meet his might, and emulate thy sire, The great Mecistheus; who in days of yore In Theban games the noblest trophy bore, (The games ordain'd dead OEdipus to grace,) And singly vanquish the Cadmean race.
    Book 23 (74% in)
  • 237 Milton has emulated this passage, in describing the couch of our first parents:— "Underneath the violet, Crocus, and hyacinth with rich inlay, 'Broider'd the ground."
    Footnotes (73% in)

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

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