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

13 uses
  • Presuming of his force, with sparkling eyes, Already he devours the promised prize.
    Footnotes (93% in)
  • That wrath which hurl'd to Pluto's gloomy reign The souls of mighty chiefs untimely slain; Whose limbs unburied on the naked shore, Devouring dogs and hungry vultures tore.
    Book 1 (5% in)
  • Who dares, inglorious, in his ships to stay, Who dares to tremble on this signal day; That wretch, too mean to fall by martial power, The birds shall mangle, and the dogs devour.
    Book 2 (46% in)
  • As thus, with glorious air and proud disdain, He boldly stalk'd, the foremost on the plain, Him Menelaus, loved of Mars, espies, With heart elated, and with joyful eyes: So joys a lion, if the branching deer, Or mountain goat, his bulky prize, appear; Eager he seizes and devours the slain, Press'd by bold youths and baying dogs in vain.
    Book 3 (10% in)
  • ...Fed with ambrosial herbage from his hand, And link'd their fetlocks with a golden band, Infrangible, immortal: there they stay: The father of the floods pursues his way: Where, like a tempest, darkening heaven around, Or fiery deluge that devours the ground, The impatient Trojans, in a gloomy throng, Embattled roll'd, as Hector rush'd along: To the loud tumult and the barbarous cry The heavens re-echo, and the shores reply: They vow destruction to the Grecian name, And in their hopes...
    Book 13 (8% in)
  • As two grim lions bear across the lawn, Snatch'd from devouring hounds, a slaughter'd fawn.
    Book 13 (27% in)
  • Black fate hang's o'er thee from th' avenging gods, Imperial Troy from her foundations nods; Whelm'd in thy country's ruin shalt thou fall, And one devouring vengeance swallow all."
    Book 13 (92% in)
  • Not half so loud the bellowing deeps resound, When stormy winds disclose the dark profound; Less loud the winds that from the AEolian hall Roar through the woods, and make whole forests fall; Less loud the woods, when flames in torrents pour, Catch the dry mountain, and its shades devour; With such a rage the meeting hosts are driven, And such a clamour shakes the sounding heaven.
    Book 14 (76% in)
  • Who stops to plunder at this signal hour, The birds shall tear him, and the dogs devour.
    Book 15 (45% in)
  • Go, mighty in thy rage! display thy power, Drink the whole flood, the crackling trees devour.
    Book 21 (56% in)
  • Peaceful he sleeps, with all our rites adorn'd, For ever honour'd, and for ever mourn'd: While cast to all the rage of hostile power, Thee birds shall mangle, and the gods devour."
    Book 22 (65% in)
  • Now to devouring flames be these a prey, Useless to thee, from this accursed day!
    Book 22 (99% in)
  • 223 "Circled with foes as when a packe of bloodie jackals cling About a goodly palmed hart, hurt with a hunter's bow Whose escape his nimble feet insure, whilst his warm blood doth flow, And his light knees have power to move: but (maistred by his wound) Embost within a shady hill, the jackals charge him round, And teare his flesh—when instantly fortune sends in the powers Of some sterne lion, with whose sighte they flie and he devours.
    Footnotes (70% in)

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

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