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

4 uses
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Definition
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation that usually is not well organized
  • I will not be long in joining you, for I too am eager for the fray.
    Book 16 (36% in)
  • "These two," continued Ulysses, "will not keep long out of the fray, when the suitors and we join fight in my house.
    Book 16 (56% in)
  • If, again, war were to break out this day, give me a shield, a couple of spears and a helmet fitting well upon my temples—you would find me foremost in the fray, and would cease your gibes about my belly.
    Book 18 (89% in)
  • Then, when we had borne you to the ships out of the fray, we laid you on your bed and cleansed your fair skin with warm water and with ointments.
    Book 24 (9% in)

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

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