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

17 uses
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Definition
to force something to move away
  • Not so repulsed, the goddess closer press'd, Still grasp'd his knees, and urged the dear request.
    Book 1 (86% in)
  • And there is a kind of sacredness attached to the memory of the great and the good, which seems to bid us repulse the scepticism which would allegorize their existence into a pleasing apologue, and measure the giants of intellect by an homeopathic dynameter.
    Introduction (85% in)
  • Not so Atrides; he, with kingly pride, Repulsed the sacred sire, and thus replied: "Hence on thy life, and fly these hostile plains, Nor ask, presumptuous, what the king detains Hence, with thy laurel crown, and golden rod, Nor trust too far those ensigns of thy god.
    Book 1 (8% in)
  • Once great in arms, the common scorn we grow, Repulsed and baffled by a feeble foe.
    Book 2 (17% in)
  • The Greeks repulsed, retreat behind their wall, Or in the trench on heaps confusedly fall.
    Book 8 (58% in)
  • Thus the grim lion his retreat maintains, Beset with watchful dogs, and shouting swains; Repulsed by numbers from the nightly stalls, Though rage impels him, and though hunger calls, Long stands the showering darts, and missile fires; Then sourly slow the indignant beast retires: So turn'd stern Ajax, by whole hosts repell'd, While his swoln heart at every step rebell'd.
    Book 11 (70% in)
  • With shame repulsed, with grief and fury driven, The frantic Asius thus accuses Heaven: "In powers immortal who shall now believe?
    Book 12 (35% in)
  • The Trojans are repulsed on the left wing; Hector still keeps his ground against the Ajaces, till, being galled by the Locrian slingers and archers, Polydamas advises to call a council of war: Hector approves of his advice, but goes first to rally the Trojans; upbraids Paris, rejoins Polydamas, meets Ajax again, and renews the attack.
    Book 13 (2% in)
  • On him the war is bent, the darts are shed, And all their falchions wave around his head: Repulsed he stands, nor from his stand retires; But with repeated shouts his army fires.
    Book 13 (22% in)
  • Repulsed he yields; the victor Greeks obtain The spoils contested, and bear off the slain.
    Book 13 (27% in)
  • Jupiter, awaking, sees the Trojans repulsed from the trenches, Hector in a swoon, and Neptune at the head of the Greeks: he is highly incensed at the artifice of Juno, who appeases him by her submissions; she is then sent to Iris and Apollo.
    Book 15 (0% in)
  • The embodied Greeks the fierce attack sustain, But strive, though numerous, to repulse in vain: Nor could the Trojans, through that firm array, Force to the fleet and tents the impervious way.
    Book 15 (53% in)
  • Several other particulars of the battle are described; in the heat of which, Patroclus, neglecting the orders of Achilles, pursues the foe to the walls of Troy, where Apollo repulses and disarms him, Euphorbus wounds him, and Hector kills him, which concludes the book.
    Book 16 (2% in)
  • But Troy repulsed, and scatter'd o'er the plains, Forced from the navy, yet the fight maintains.
    Book 16 (36% in)
  • The first attack the Grecians scarce sustain, Repulsed, they yield; the Trojans seize the slain.
    Book 17 (40% in)
  • So burns the vengeful hornet (soul all o'er), Repulsed in vain, and thirsty still of gore; (Bold son of air and heat) on angry wings Untamed, untired, he turns, attacks, and stings.
    Book 17 (76% in)
  • 233 Compare Tasso:— Teneri sdegni, e placide, e tranquille Repulse, e cari vezzi, e liete paci, Sorrisi, parolette, e dolci stille Di pianto, e sospir tronchi, e molli baci.
    Footnotes (72% in)

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