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

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Definition
to do well or to grow stronger
  • Still it has pleased heaven to prosper my work in the situation which I now hold.
    Book 15 (65% in)
  • "Queen Arete," he exclaimed, "daughter of great Rhexenor, in my distress I humbly pray you, as also your husband and these your guests (whom may heaven prosper with long life and happiness, and may they leave their possessions to their children, and all the honours conferred upon them by the state) to help me home to my own country as soon as possible; for I have been long in trouble and away from my friends."
    Book 7 (43% in)
  • Then the givers of all good things stood in the doorway, and the blessed gods roared with inextinguishable laughter, as they saw how cunning Vulcan had been, whereon one would turn towards his neighbour saying: "Ill deeds do not prosper, and the weak confound the strong.
    Book 8 (56% in)
  • You must take what you can get and be thankful, for servants live in fear when they have young lords for their masters; and this is my misfortune now, for heaven has hindered the return of him who would have been always good to me and given me something of my own—a house, a piece of land, a good looking wife, and all else that a liberal master allows a servant who has worked hard for him, and whose labour the gods have prospered as they have mine in the situation which I hold.
    Book 14 (13% in)
  • Ulysses smiled at him and answered, "Fear not; Telemachus has saved your life, that you may know in future, and tell other people, how greatly better good deeds prosper than evil ones.
    Book 22 (75% in)
  • All hail, therefore, and may the gods prosper you.
    Book 24 (74% in)

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

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