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

5 uses
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Definition
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
  • Prevent, O Jove! this ignominious date,(271) And make my future life the sport of fate.
    Book 21 (45% in)
  • But Heaven forsakes not thee: o'er yonder sands Soon shall thou view the scattered Trojan bands Fly diverse; while proud kings, and chiefs renown'd, Driven heaps on heaps, with clouds involved around Of rolling dust, their winged wheels employ To hide their ignominious heads in Troy."
    Book 14 (30% in)
  • "What sloth has seized us, when the fields around Ring with conflicting powers, and heaven returns the sound: Shall, ignominious, we with shame retire, No deed perform'd, to our Olympian sire?
    Book 21 (71% in)
  • There sleep at last o'ercomes the hero's eyes; While foul in dust the unhonour'd carcase lies, But not deserted by the pitying skies: For Phoebus watch'd it with superior care, Preserved from gaping wounds and tainting air; And, ignominious as it swept the field, Spread o'er the sacred corse his golden shield.
    Book 24 (6% in)
  • 271 —_Ignominious.
    Footnotes (89% in)

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

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