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

6 uses
  • Then with his sable brow he gave the nod That seals his word; the sanction of the god.
    Book 17 (30% in)
  • I believe such should be retained as slide easily of themselves into an English compound, without violence to the ear or to the received rules of composition, as well as those which have received a sanction from the authority of our best poets, and are become familiar through their use of them; such as "the cloud-compelling Jove," &c.
    Preface (75% in)
  • He spoke, and awful bends his sable brows,(70) Shakes his ambrosial curls, and gives the nod, The stamp of fate and sanction of the god: High heaven with trembling the dread signal took, And all Olympus to the centre shook.
    Book 1 (88% in)
  • Let reverend Priam in the truce engage, And add the sanction of considerate age; His sons are faithless, headlong in debate, And youth itself an empty wavering state; Cool age advances, venerably wise, Turns on all hands its deep-discerning eyes; Sees what befell, and what may yet befall, Concludes from both, and best provides for all.
    Book 3 (28% in)
  • Let him, who first provoked our chiefs to fight, Let him demand the sanction of the night; If first he ask'd it, I content obey, And cease the strife when Hector shows the way."
    Book 7 (61% in)
  • You may do it—but we, the rest of the gods, do not sanction it.'
    Footnotes (78% in)

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

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