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

4 uses
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Definition
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
  • Nor would I go aboard a raft to displeasure thee, unless thou wilt deign, O goddess, to swear a great oath not to plan any hidden guile to mine own hurt.'
    Book 5 (36% in)
  • Nay, never will I consent to go up into thy bed, except thou wilt deign, goddess, to swear a mighty oath, that thou wilt plan nought else of mischief to mine own hurt.
    Book 10 (62% in)
  • I see here the spirit of my mother dead; lo, she sits in silence near the blood, nor deigns to look her son in the face nor speak to him!
    Book 11 (22% in)
  • He was but of little understanding, for he deigned not to tell me all nor to heed my saying, when I questioned him concerning my friend, whether indeed he is yet alive or is even now dead and within the house of Hades.
    Book 24 (46% in)

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

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