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used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

4 uses
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to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
  • And Odysseus of many counsels answered, and said unto him: 'My lord, chide not, I pray thee, for this the blameless maiden.
    Book 7 (87% in)
  • the city; and the swineherd, a master of men, spake first saying: 'Well, my friend, forasmuch as I see thou art eager to be going to the city to-day, even as my master gave command;— though myself I would well that thou shouldest be left here to keep the steading, but I hold him in reverence and fear, lest he chide me afterwards, and grievous are the rebukes of masters—come then, let us go on our way, for lo, the day is far spent, and soon wilt thou find it colder toward evening.'
    Book 17 (30% in)
  • Then wise Telemachus answered him, saying: 'Be silent, answer him not, I pray thee, with many words, for Antinous is wont ever to chide us shamefully with bitter speech, yea, and urges the others thereto.'
    Book 17 (65% in)
  • So spake he, chiding his own spirit within him, and his heart verily abode steadfast in obedience to his word.
    Book 20 (6% in)

There are no more uses of "chide" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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