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

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Definition
to feel sadness and regret
  • Find me a ship, therefore, with a crew of twenty men, and I will lie in wait for him in the straits between Ithaca and Samos; he will then rue the day that he set out to try and get news of his father.
    Book 4 (79% in)
  • He married her after having killed his father, but the gods proclaimed the whole story to the world; whereon he remained king of Thebes, in great grief for the spite the gods had borne him; but Epicaste went to the house of the mighty jailor Hades, having hanged herself for grief, and the avenging spirits haunted him as for an outraged mother—to his ruing bitterly thereafter.
    Book 11 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "rue" flagged with this meaning in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler).

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  • If we face such numbers as this, you may have bitter cause to rue your coming, and your revenge.
    Book 16 (54% in)
  • Could I but stand by his side, in the light of day, with the same strength that I had when I killed the bravest of our foes upon the plain of Troy—could I but be as I then was and go even for a short time to my father's house, any one who tried to do him violence or supersede him would soon rue it.'
    Book 11 (78% in)

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

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