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ravage
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

4 uses
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Definition
to destroy or damage; or damaging effects
  • He sang how they overran the city hither and thither and ravaged it, and how Ulysses went raging like Mars along with Menelaus to the house of Deiphobus.
    Book 8 (87% in)
  • But the men disobeyed my orders, took to their own devices, and ravaged the land of the Egyptians, killing the men, and taking their wives and children captive.
    Book 14 (48% in)
  • But the men disobeyed my orders, took to their own devices, and ravaged the land of the Egyptians, killing the men, and taking their wives and children captives.
    Book 17 (70% in)
  • My parents are putting great pressure upon me, and my son chafes at the ravages the suitors are making upon his estate, for he is now old enough to understand all about it and is perfectly able to look after his own affairs, for heaven has blessed him with an excellent disposition.
    Book 19 (27% in)

There are no more uses of "ravage" in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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