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

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Definition
the immediate descendants of a person
  • To whom the progeny of Jove replies: "I left, for this, the council of the skies: But who shall bid conflicting hosts forbear, What art shall calm the furious sons of war?"
    Book 7 (12% in)
  • "Forbear (the progeny of Jove replies) To calm thy fury I forsake the skies: Let great Achilles, to the gods resign'd, To reason yield the empire o'er his mind.
    Book 1 (38% in)
  • Full in her Paris' sight, the queen of love Had placed the beauteous progeny of Jove; Where, as he view'd her charms, she turn'd away Her glowing eyes, and thus began to say: "Is this the chief, who, lost to sense of shame, Late fled the field, and yet survives his fame?
    Book 3 (92% in)
  • The wounded chief, behind his car retired, The helping hand of Sthenelus required; Swift from his seat he leap'd upon the ground, And tugg'd the weapon from the gushing wound; When thus the king his guardian power address'd, The purple current wandering o'er his vest: "O progeny of Jove! unconquer'd maid!
    Book 5 (15% in)
  • As wasps, provoked by children in their play, Pour from their mansions by the broad highway, In swarms the guiltless traveller engage, Whet all their stings, and call forth all their rage: All rise in arms, and, with a general cry, Assert their waxen domes, and buzzing progeny.
    Book 16 (32% in)
  • And now to Xanthus' gliding stream they drove, Xanthus, immortal progeny of Jove.
    Book 21 (3% in)
  • How durst thou vaunt thy watery progeny?
    Book 21 (30% in)
  • When now to Xanthus' yellow stream they drove, (Xanthus, immortal progeny of Jove,) The winged deity forsook their view, And in a moment to Olympus flew.
    Book 24 (85% in)
  • _ "The fifty nuptial beds, (such hopes had he, So large a promise of a progeny,) The ports of plated gold, and hung with spoils."
    Footnotes (53% in)

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

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