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

11 uses
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to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
  • I was dismayed when I heard this.
    Book 10 (86% in)
  • I could have borne it better even though he were dead, if he had fallen with his men before Troy, or had died with friends around him when the days of his fighting were done; for then the Achaeans would have built a mound over his ashes, and I should myself have been heir to his renown; but now the storm-winds have spirited him away we know not whither; he is gone without leaving so much as a trace behind him, and I inherit nothing but dismay.
    Book 1 (55% in)
  • Then the vision said, "Take heart, and be not so much dismayed.
    Book 4 (98% in)
  • "Alas," he said to himself in his dismay, "what ever will become of me?
    Book 5 (59% in)
  • "Alas," he said to himself in his dismay, "this is only some one or other of the gods who is luring me to ruin by advising me to quit my raft.
    Book 5 (70% in)
  • "Alas," he cried to himself in his dismay, "what ever will become of me, and how is it all to end?
    Book 5 (94% in)
  • They wept bitterly in their dismay, but there was nothing to be got by crying, so I divided them into two companies and set a captain over each; I gave one company to Eurylochus, while I took command of the other myself.
    Book 10 (35% in)
  • He was so overcome with dismay that though he tried to speak he could find no words to do so; his eyes filled with tears and he could only sob and sigh, till at last we forced his story out of him, and he told us what had happened to the others.
    Book 10 (43% in)
  • I was all dismayed.
    Book 14 (57% in)
  • The suitors were dismayed, and turned colour as they heard it; at that moment, moreover, Jove thundered loudly as a sign, and the heart of Ulysses rejoiced as he heard the omen that the son of scheming Saturn had sent him.
    Book 21 (94% in)
  • (endnote 166) The suitors were in an uproar when they saw that a man had been hit; they sprang in dismay one and all of them from their seats and looked everywhere towards the walls, but there was neither shield nor spear, and they rebuked Ulysses very angrily.
    Book 22 (5% in)

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

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