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

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Definition
restricted; or lacking spontaneity
  • Here the company of Odysseus, constrained by hunger, devoured the sacred kine of the Sun, for which offence they were punished by a shipwreck, when all were lost save Odysseus.
    Introduction (44% in)
  • For goodly Odysseus hath not yet perished on the earth; but still, methinks, he lives and is kept on the wide deep in a seagirt isle, and hard men constrain him, wild folk that hold him, it may be, sore against his will.
    Book 1 (46% in)
  • And soon the wax grew warm, for that my great might constrained it, and the beam of the lord Helios, son of Hyperion.
    Book 12 (39% in)

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

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