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

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Definition
a small amount that remains after the rest is gone — sometimes specifically of cloth
  • But when we all had pressed him with our questions in amazement, even then he told the fate of the remnant of our company.
    Book 10 (45% in)
  • But when the sun was wending to the time of the loosing of cattle, then at last the Cicones drave in the Achaeans and overcame them, and six of my goodly-greaved company perished from each ship: but the remnant of us escaped death and destiny.
    Book 9 (11% in)
  • And even as when the sight of land is welcome to swimmers, whose well-wrought ship Poseidon hath smitten on the deep, all driven with the wind and swelling waves, and but a remnant hath escaped the grey sea-water and swum to the shore, and their bodies are all crusted with the brine, and gladly have they set foot on land and escaped an evil end; so welcome to her was the sight of her lord, and her white arms she would never quite let go from his neck.
    Book 23 (64% in)

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

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