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

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Definition
compete for something
  • And as he spake Menelaus of the fair hair was ware of him, and uttering his voice spake to them winged words: 'Children dear, of a truth no one of mortal men may contend with Zeus, for his mansions and his treasures are everlasting: but of men there may be who will vie with me in treasure, or there may be none.
    Book 4 (10% in)
  • His substance too shall be woefully devoured, nor shall recompense ever be made, so long as she shall put off the Achaeans in the matter of her marriage; while we in expectation, from day to day, vie one with another for the prize of her perfection, nor go we after other women whom it were meet that we should each one wed.'
    Book 2 (49% in)
  • By the favour of Hermes, the messenger, who gives grace and glory to all men's work, no mortal may vie with me in the business of a serving-man, in piling well a fire, in cleaving dry faggots, and in carving and roasting flesh and in pouring of wine, those offices wherein meaner men serve their betters.'
    Book 15 (59% in)
  • Whoso wish to woo a good lady and the daughter of a rich man, and vie one with another, themselves bring with them oxen of their own and goodly flocks, a banquet for the friends of the bride, and they give the lady splendid gifts, but do not devour another's livelihood without atonement.'
    Book 18 (64% in)
  • My son and my son's son are vying with one another in valour.'
    Book 24 (92% in)

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

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