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

18 uses
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respected (worthy of respect) — typically because of age or position
  • Perhaps the mixture of some Graecisms and old words after the manner of Milton, if done without too much affectation, might not have an ill effect in a version of this particular work, which most of any other seems to require a venerable, antique cast.
    Preface (73% in)
  • They have something venerable, and as I may say, oracular, in that unadorned gravity and shortness with which they are delivered: a grace which would be utterly lost by endeavouring to give them what we call a more ingenious (that is, a more modern) turn in the paraphrase.
    Preface (72% in)
  • Suppliant the venerable father stands; Apollo's awful ensigns grace his hands By these he begs; and lowly bending down, Extends the sceptre and the laurel crown He sued to all, but chief implored for grace The brother-kings, of Atreus' royal race(46) "Ye kings and warriors! may your vows be crown'd, And Troy's proud walls lie level with the ground.
    Book 1 (6% in)
  • He said, and sat: when Chalcas thus replied; Chalcas the wise, the Grecian priest and guide, That sacred seer, whose comprehensive view, The past, the present, and the future knew: Uprising slow, the venerable sage Thus spoke the prudence and the fears of age: "Beloved of Jove, Achilles! would'st thou know Why angry Phoebus bends his fatal bow?
    Book 1 (16% in)
  • All view'd with awe the venerable man; Who thus with mild benevolence began:— "What shame, what woe is this to Greece! what joy To Troy's proud monarch, and the friends of Troy!
    Book 1 (45% in)
  • Let reverend Priam in the truce engage, And add the sanction of considerate age; His sons are faithless, headlong in debate, And youth itself an empty wavering state; Cool age advances, venerably wise, Turns on all hands its deep-discerning eyes; Sees what befell, and what may yet befall, Concludes from both, and best provides for all.
    Book 3 (28% in)
  • Idaeus' arms the golden goblets press'd,(119) Who thus the venerable king address'd: "Arise, O father of the Trojan state!
    Book 3 (56% in)
  • With that, the venerable warrior rose; The shining greaves his manly legs enclose; His purple mantle golden buckles join'd, Warm with the softest wool, and doubly lined.
    Book 10 (24% in)
  • Not Calchas this, the venerable seer; Short as he turned, I saw the power appear: I mark'd his parting, and the steps he trod; His own bright evidence reveals a god.
    Book 13 (12% in)
  • The god of ocean (to inflame their rage) Appears a warrior furrowed o'er with age; Press'd in his own, the general's hand he took, And thus the venerable hero spoke: "Atrides! lo! with what disdainful eye Achilles sees his country's forces fly; Blind, impious man! whose anger is his guide, Who glories in unutterable pride.
    Book 14 (29% in)
  • When lo! the deeps arise, the tempests roar, And drive the hero to the Coan shore: Great Jove, awaking, shook the blest abodes With rising wrath, and tumbled gods on gods; Me chief he sought, and from the realms on high Had hurl'd indignant to the nether sky, But gentle Night, to whom I fled for aid, (The friend of earth and heaven,) her wings display'd; Impower'd the wrath of gods and men to tame, Even Jove revered the venerable dame."
    Book 14 (50% in)
  • The mother first beheld with sad survey; She rent her tresses, venerable grey, And cast, far off, the regal veils away.
    Book 22 (78% in)
  • He said, and placed the goblet at his side; With joy the venerable king replied: "Wisely and well, my son, thy words have proved A senior honour'd, and a friend beloved!
    Book 23 (69% in)
  • Fierce as he is, Achilles' self shall spare His age, nor touch one venerable hair: Some thought there must be in a soul so brave, Some sense of duty, some desire to save."
    Book 24 (21% in)
  • Fierce as he is, Achilles' self shall spare Thy age, nor touch one venerable hair; Some thought there must be in a soul so brave, Some sense of duty, some desire to save."
    Book 24 (24% in)
  • Seek not to stay me, nor my soul affright With words of omen, like a bird of night, (Replied unmoved the venerable man;) 'tis heaven commands me, and you urge in vain.
    Book 24 (29% in)
  • Unseen by these, the king his entry made: And, prostrate now before Achilles laid, Sudden (a venerable sight!
    Book 24 (59% in)
  • In me that father's reverend image trace, Those silver hairs, that venerable face; His trembling limbs, his helpless person, see!
    Book 24 (60% in)

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

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