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

11 uses
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Definition
respectable or conservative, and low-keyed in behavior — possibly a bit dull
  • When she reached the suitors she stood by one of the bearing posts that supported the roof of the cloisters (endnote 8) with a staid maiden on either side of her.
    Book 1 (76% in)
  • Take their horses out, of course, and show the strangers in that they may have supper; you and I have staid often enough at other people's houses before we got back here, where heaven grant that we may rest in peace henceforward."
    Book 4 (4% in)
  • Then the god staid his stream and stilled the waves, making all calm before him, and bringing him safely into the mouth of the river.
    Book 5 (90% in)
  • Earth-encircling Neptune came, and Mercury the bringer of luck, and King Apollo, but the goddesses staid at home all of them for shame.
    Book 8 (55% in)
  • I then said that we had better make off at once, but my men very foolishly would not obey me, so they staid there drinking much wine and killing great numbers of sheep and oxen on the sea shore.
    Book 9 (8% in)
  • They, thinking no evil, followed her, all except Eurylochus, who suspected mischief and staid outside.
    Book 10 (41% in)
  • The others did not suspect any mischief so they followed her into the house, but I staid where I was, for I thought there might be some treachery.
    Book 10 (45% in)
  • Circe, that great and cunning goddess, sent us a fair wind that blew dead aft and staid steadily with us keeping our sails all the time well filled; so we did whatever wanted doing to the ship's gear and let her go as the wind and helmsman headed her.
    Book 11 (1% in)
  • Presently the great and cunning goddess Circe befriended us with a fair wind that blew dead aft, and staid steadily with us, keeping our sails well filled, so we did whatever wanted doing to the ship's gear, and let her go as wind and helmsman headed her.
    Book 12 (33% in)
  • I wish I had staid over there with the Phaeacians; or I could have gone to some other great chief who would have been good to me and given me an escort.
    Book 13 (47% in)
  • With these words she came down from her upper room, not alone but attended by two of her maidens, and when she reached the suitors she stood by one of the bearing-posts supporting the roof of the cloister, holding a veil before her face, and with a staid maid servant on either side of her.
    Book 18 (49% in)

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

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