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

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Definition
strongly opposed or disliking
  • (fair Thetis thus replies, While tears celestial trickle from her eyes) Why have I borne thee with a mother's throes, To Fates averse, and nursed for future woes?
    Book 1 (71% in)
  • Thus prayed the chief: his unavailing prayer Great Jove refused, and toss'd in empty air: The God averse, while yet the fumes arose, Prepared new toils, and doubled woes on woes.
    Book 2 (49% in)
  • Great Jove, averse our warfare to compose, O'erwhelms the nations with new toils and woes; War with a fiercer tide once more returns, Till Ilion falls, or till yon navy burns.
    Book 7 (18% in)
  • But Jove averse the signs of wrath display'd, And shot red lightnings through the gloomy shade: Humbled they stood; pale horror seized on all, While the deep thunder shook the aerial hall.
    Book 7 (98% in)
  • This day, averse, the sovereign of the skies Assists great Hector, and our palm denies.
    Book 8 (27% in)
  • Averse to me of all his heaven of gods, At Thetis' suit the partial Thunderer nods; To grace her gloomy, fierce, resenting son, My hopes are frustrate, and my Greeks undone.
    Book 8 (64% in)
  • The gods, I trust, shall give to Hector's hand From these detested foes to free the land, Who plough'd, with fates averse, the watery way: For Trojan vultures a predestined prey.
    Book 8 (93% in)
  • For Jove, averse, our humble prayer denies, And bows his head to Hector's sacrifice.
    Book 10 (11% in)
  • Nor long the trench or lofty walls oppose; With gods averse the ill-fated works arose; Their powers neglected, and no victim slain, The walls were raised, the trenches sunk in vain.
    Book 12 (4% in)
  • Now had the Greeks eternal fame acquired, And the gall'd Ilians to their walls retired; But sage Polydamas, discreetly brave, Address'd great Hector, and this counsel gave: "Though great in all, thou seem'st averse to lend Impartial audience to a faithful friend; To gods and men thy matchless worth is known, And every art of glorious war thy own; But in cool thought and counsel to excel, How widely differs this from warring well!
    Book 13 (86% in)
  • Past are the days when happier Greece was blest, And all his favour, all his aid confess'd; Now heaven averse, our hands from battle ties, And lifts the Trojan glory to the skies.
    Book 14 (16% in)
  • The Trojans, at the sight of Patroclus in Achilles' armour, taking him for that hero, are cast into the uttermost consternation; he beats them off from the vessels, Hector himself flies, Sarpedon is killed, though Jupiter was averse to his fate.
    Book 16 (2% in)
  • And now had Troy, by Greece compell'd to yield, Fled to her ramparts, and resign'd the field; Greece, in her native fortitude elate, With Jove averse, had turn'd the scale of fate: But Phoebus urged AEneas to the fight; He seem'd like aged Periphas to sight: (A herald in Anchises' love grown old, Revered for prudence, and with prudence bold.
    Book 17 (45% in)
  • 65 —_To Fates averse.
    Footnotes (20% in)
  • But vain their toil: the pow'rs who rule the skies Averse beheld the ungrateful sacrifice."
    Footnotes (61% in)

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