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

5 uses
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Definition
to formally reject, give up, or turn away from

(as in to give up the power of a monarch, to change belief, behavior, support, or association)
  • A handmaid goddess at his side to wait, Renounce the glories of thy heavenly state, Be fix'd for ever to the Trojan shore, His spouse, or slave; and mount the skies no more.
    Book 3 (87% in)
  • Taught by this stroke renounce the war's alarms, And learn to tremble at the name of arms."
    Book 5 (40% in)
  • He said: deep silence held the Grecian band; Silent, unmov'd in dire dismay they stand; A pensive scene! till Tydeus' warlike son Roll'd on the king his eyes, and thus begun: "When kings advise us to renounce our fame, First let him speak who first has suffer'd shame.
    Book 9 (8% in)
  • Since battle is renounced, thy thoughts employ What other methods may preserve thy Troy: 'tis time to try if Ilion's state can stand By thee alone, nor ask a foreign hand: Mean, empty boast! but shall the Lycians stake Their lives for you? those Lycians you forsake?
    Book 17 (21% in)
  • But go, Achilles, as affairs require, Before the Grecian peers renounce thine ire: Then uncontroll'd in boundless war engage, And heaven with strength supply the mighty rage!"
    Book 19 (12% in)

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

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