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

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Definition
nervous about (or distrustful of) someone or something
  • The wary Trojan shrinks, and bending low Beneath his buckler, disappoints the blow.
    Book 7 (54% in)
  • The unwary Greeks his fury may provoke; Not thus the king in secret council spoke.
    Book 2 (24% in)
  • The wary Trojan, bending from the blow, Eludes the death, and disappoints his foe: But fierce Atrides waved his sword, and strook Full on his casque: the crested helmet shook; The brittle steel, unfaithful to his hand, Broke short: the fragments glitter'd on the sand.
    Book 3 (77% in)
  • With that they stepp'd aside, and stoop'd their head, (As Dolon pass'd,) behind a heap of dead: Along the path the spy unwary flew; Soft, at just distance, both the chiefs pursue.
    Book 10 (62% in)
  • ...hecatombs of Trojan ghosts shall pay," Him, while he triumph'd, Paris eyed from far, (The spouse of Helen, the fair cause of war;) Around the fields his feather'd shafts he sent, From ancient Ilus' ruin'd monument: Behind the column placed, he bent his bow, And wing'd an arrow at the unwary foe; Just as he stoop'd, Agastrophus's crest To seize, and drew the corslet from his breast, The bowstring twang'd; nor flew the shaft in vain, But pierced his foot, and nail'd it to the plain.
    Book 11 (51% in)
  • Yet should the fears that wary mind suggests Spread their cold poison through our soldiers' breasts, My javelin can revenge so base a part, And free the soul that quivers in thy heart."
    Book 12 (53% in)
  • He said; and roused the soul in every breast: Urged with desire of fame, beyond the rest, Forth march'd Deiphobus; but, marching, held Before his wary steps his ample shield.
    Book 13 (23% in)
  • The wary Cretan, as his foe drew near, Full on his throat discharged the forceful spear: Beneath the chin the point was seen to glide, And glitter'd, extant at the further side.
    Book 13 (48% in)
  • Atrides, watchful of the unwary foe, Pierced with his lance the hand that grasp'd the bow.
    Book 13 (71% in)
  • Bear close to this, and warily proceed, A little bending to the left-hand steed; But urge the right, and give him all the reins; While thy strict hand his fellow's head restrains, And turns him short; till, doubling as they roll, The wheel's round naves appear to brush the goal.
    Book 23 (40% in)
  • At length Epeus dealt a weighty blow Full on the cheek of his unwary foe; Beneath that ponderous arm's resistless sway Down dropp'd he, nerveless, and extended lay.
    Book 23 (76% in)
  • 110 "As when some peasant in a bushy brake Has with unwary footing press'd a snake; He starts aside, astonish'd, when he spies His rising crest, blue neck, and rolling eyes" Dryden's Virgil, ii.
    Footnotes (39% in)

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