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

7 uses
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a person's height


a high level of respect gained by impressive achievement
  • Myself I know it well, how wise Penelope is meaner to look upon than thou, in comeliness and stature.
    Book 5 (44% in)
  • If indeed thou art a goddess of them that keep the wide heaven; to Artemis, then, the daughter of great Zeus, I mainly liken thee, for beauty and stature and shapeliness.
    Book 6 (47% in)
  • Then Arete of the white arms first spake among them: 'Phaeacians, what think you of this man for comeliness and stature, and within for wisdom of heart?
    Book 11 (52% in)
  • While thou wast still a child, thou hadst a yet quicker and more crafty wit, but now that thou art great of growth, and art come to the measure of manhood, and a stranger looking to thy stature and thy beauty might say that thou must be some rich man's son, thy mind and thy thoughts are no longer right as of old.
    Book 18 (51% in)
  • But Eurymachus spake to Penelope, saying: 'Daughter of Icarius, wise Penelope, if all the Achaeans in Iasian Argos could behold thee, even a greater press of wooers would feast in your halls from to-morrow's dawn, since thou dost surpass all women in beauty and stature, and within in wisdom of mind.'
    Book 18 (58% in)
  • And Here gave them beauty and wisdom beyond the lot of women, and holy Artemis dowered them with stature, and Athene taught them skill in all famous handiwork.
    Book 20 (18% in)
  • It cannot be to punish thy sloth that thy master cares not for thee; there shows nothing of the slave about thy face and stature, for thou art like a kingly man, even like one who should lie soft, when he has washed and eaten well, as is the manner of the aged.
    Book 24 (45% in)

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

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