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

4 uses
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to give honor or dignity


to make someone a member of the nobility
  • To believe the author of the Iliad a mere compiler, is to degrade the powers of human invention; to elevate analytical judgment at the expense of the most ennobling impulses of the soul; and to forget the ocean in the contemplation of a polypus.
    Introduction (80% in)
  • Meantime, the Greeks the Trojan race pursue, And some bold chieftain every leader slew: First Odius falls, and bites the bloody sand, His death ennobled by Atrides' hand: As he to flight his wheeling car address'd, The speedy javelin drove from back to breast.
    Book 5 (6% in)
  • He sigh'd; but, sighing, raised his vengeful steel, And from his car the proud Thymbraeus fell: Molion, the charioteer, pursued his lord, His death ennobled by Ulysses' sword.
    Book 11 (45% in)
  • Great Jove, to swell the horrors of the fight, O'er the fierce armies pours pernicious night, And round his son confounds the warring hosts, His fate ennobling with a crowd of ghosts.
    Book 16 (67% in)

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

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