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

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Definition
criticize severely; or such criticism
  • Their ungracious speech it is that I would avoid, lest some man afterward rebuke me, and there are but too many insolent folk among the people.
    Book 6 (83% in)
  • But when he came in his swimming over against the mouth of a fair-flowing river, whereby the place seemed best in his eyes, smooth of rocks, and withal there was a covert from the wind, Odysseus felt the river running, and prayed to him in his heart: 'Hear me, O king, whosoever thou art; unto thee am I come, as to one to whom prayer is made, while I flee the rebukes of Poseidon from the deep.
    Book 5 (91% in)
  • And Euryalus answered, and rebuked him to his face: 'No truly, stranger, nor do I think thee at all like one that is skilled in games, whereof there are many among men, rather art thou such an one as comes and goes in a benched ship, a master of sailors that are merchantmen, one with a memory for his freight, or that hath the charge of a cargo homeward bound, and of greedily gotten gains; thou seemest not a man of thy hands.'
    Book 8 (28% in)
  • Nay, nor yet was Eurylochus left by the hollow ship, but he went with us, for he feared my terrible rebuke.
    Book 10 (79% in)
  • 'But when I had come down to the ship and to the sea, I went up to my companions and rebuked them one by one; but we could find no remedy, the cattle were dead and gone.
    Book 12 (87% in)
  • Now when that fair lady had come unto the wooers, she stood by the pillar of the well-builded roof, holding up her glistening tire before her face, and rebuked Antinous and spake and hailed him: 'Antinous, full of all insolence, deviser of mischief! and yet they say that in the land of Ithaca thou art chiefest among thy peers in counsel and in speech.
    Book 16 (86% in)
  • ...to 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)
  • And the swineherd looked at the other and rebuked him, and lifting up his hands prayed aloud:{* [Greek] is perhaps best taken as an adverb in [Greek] formed from [Greek], though some letters of the word are still left obscure.
    Book 17 (38% in)
  • So spake he, but Antinous rebuked the swineherd, saying: 'Oh notorious swineherd, wherefore, I pray thee, didst thou bring this man to the city?
    Book 17 (61% in)
  • Then Amphinomus made harangue, and spake among them, Amphinomus, the famous son of Nisus the prince, the son of Aretias: 'Friends, when a righteous word has been spoken, none surely would rebuke another with hard speech and be angry.
    Book 18 (97% in)
  • And even if he hath perished as ye deem, and is never more to return, yet by Apollo's grace he hath a son like him, Telemachus, and none of the women works wantonness in his halls without his knowledge, for he is no longer of an age not to mark it, Thus he spake, and the wise Penelope heard him, and rebuked the handmaid, and spake and hailed her: 'Thou reckless thing and unabashed, be sure thy great sin is not hidden from me, and thy blood shall be on thine own head for the same!
    Book 19 (16% in)
  • Then he smote upon his breast and rebuked his own heart, saying: 'Endure, my heart; yea, a baser thing thou once didst bear, on that day when the Cyclops, unrestrained in fury, devoured the mighty men of my company; but still thou didst endure till thy craft found a way for thee forth from out the cave, where thou thoughtest to die.'
    Book 20 (5% in)
  • But, ye wooers, refrain your minds from rebukes and your hands from buffets, that no strife and feud may arise.'
    Book 20 (67% in)
  • Then Telemachus rebuked Ctesippus, saying: 'Verily, Ctesippus, it has turned out happier for thy heart's pleasure as it is!
    Book 20 (76% in)
  • And late and at last spake among them Agelaus, son of Damastor: 'Friends, when a righteous word has been spoken, none surely would rebuke another with hard speech and be angry.
    Book 20 (81% in)
  • Then Antinous rebuked them, and spake and hailed them: 'Foolish boors, whose thoughts look not beyond the day, ah, wretched pair, wherefore now do ye shed tears, and stir the soul of the lady within her, when her heart already lies low in pain, for that she has lost her dear lord?
    Book 21 (21% in)
  • But Antinous rebuked him, and spake and hailed him: 'Leiodes, what word hath escaped the door of thy lips; a hard word, and a grievous?
    Book 21 (40% in)
  • And Antinous rebuked him, and spake and hailed him: 'Wretched stranger, thou hast no wit, nay never so little.
    Book 21 (67% in)
  • But the wooers on the other side shouted in the halls, and first Agelaus son of Damastor rebuked Athene, saying: 'Mentor, let not the speech of Odysseus beguile thee to fight against the wooers, and to succour him.
    Book 22 (44% in)
  • And Telemachus rebuked her, and spake and hailed her: 'Mother mine, ill mother, of an ungentle heart, why turnest thou thus away from my father, and dost not sit by him and question him and ask him all?
    Book 23 (27% in)

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

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