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mettle
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

3 uses
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Definition
the courage to carry on
  • To-morrow let him show his mettle, abide my spear if he dare.
    Book 8 (95% in)
  • When Hector saw that Teucer's bow was of no more use to him, he shouted out to the Trojans and Lycians, "Trojans, Lycians, and Dardanians good in close fight, be men, my friends, and show your mettle here at the ships, for I see the weapon of one of their chieftains made useless by the hand of Jove.
    Book 15 (64% in)
  • Show your mettle; I will myself meet this man in fight and learn who it is that is so masterful; he has done us much hurt, and has stretched many a brave man upon the ground.
    Book 16 (50% in)

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

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