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

6 uses
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Definition
lacking energy or relaxed or moving slowly
  • Thus pray'd Tydides, and Minerva heard, His nerves confirm'd, his languid spirits cheer'd; He feels each limb with wonted vigour light; His beating bosom claim'd the promised fight.
    Book 5 (15% in)
  • Meanwhile Patroclus sweats, the fire to raise; The tent is brighten'd with the rising blaze: Then, when the languid flames at length subside, He strows a bed of glowing embers wide, Above the coals the smoking fragments turns And sprinkles sacred salt from lifted urns; With bread the glittering canisters they load, Which round the board Menoetius' son bestow'd; Himself, opposed to Ulysses full in sight, Each portion parts, and orders every rite.
    Book 9 (35% in)
  • Their manes, that late Circled their arched necks, and waved in state, Trail'd on the dust beneath the yoke were spread, And prone to earth was hung their languid head: Nor Jove disdain'd to cast a pitying look, While thus relenting to the steeds he spoke: "Unhappy coursers of immortal strain, Exempt from age, and deathless, now in vain; Did we your race on mortal man bestow, Only, alas! to share in mortal woe?
    Book 17 (60% in)
  • At length the river rear'd his languid head, And thus, short-panting, to the god he said: "Oh Vulcan! oh! what power resists thy might?
    Book 21 (59% in)
  • Along the grass his languid members fall, Tired with his chase around the Trojan wall; Hush'd by the murmurs of the rolling deep, At length he sinks in the soft arms of sleep.
    Book 23 (10% in)
  • _ "Fast by the manger stands the inactive steed, And, sunk in sorrow, hangs his languid head; He stands, and careless of his golden grain, Weeps his associates and his master slain."
    Footnotes (80% in)

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

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