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  • noun Plural form of palinode.


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  • She was in that Helen on whose account the Trojan War was undertaken; wherefore also Stesichorus was struck blind, because he cursed her in his poems; but afterward, when he had repented and written those verses which are called palinodes, in which he sung her praises, he saw once more.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History Joseph Cullen Ayer 1905

  • [2937] was struck blind, because he had cursed her in his verses, but afterwards, repenting and writing what are called palinodes, in which he sang her praise, he was restored to sight.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus 1819-1893 2001

  • Even more than diplomats, politicians are unable to remember the point of view which they adopted at a certain moment, and some of their palinodes are due less to a surfeit of ambition than to a shortage of memory.

    The Captive 2003

  • How far this creed was compatible with so rabid an advocacy of the Southern cause, -- how far it was possible for genuine abominators of slavery to continue unfaltering their Southern palinodes and Northern anathemas, after such acts on the part of the South as the refusal to include colored troops among exchangeable prisoners of war, and the massacre at Fort Pillow, and such acts on the part of the North as the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866 Various

  • The passion for order once again obsesses French verse; no matter how exotic or commonplace his ideas, this phantom bestrides Pegasus behind the poet: it is equally obvious in the terrible and haunting dreams of Baudelaire and in the agreeable palinodes of Banville.

    Introduction 1920

  • And palimpsests and palinodes and pallid pallindromes:

    A Book for Kids 1907

  • Some critics even who have done its separate authors justice, have subsequently indulged in palinodes, have talked about decadence and Alexandrianism and what not.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature George Saintsbury 1889

  • The knowledge of the poor gentleman's trouble, and the sight of his face, had filled me with the bitterness of remorse; and I insisted upon shaking hands with the Major (which he did with a very ill grace), and abounded in palinodes and apologies.

    St. Ives, Being the Adventures of a French Prisoner in England Robert Louis Stevenson 1872

  • I do not remember that, when the right honourable Baronet announced his change of purpose, my noble friend sprang up to talk about palinodes, to magnify the wisdom and virtue of the Whigs, and to sneer at his new coadjutors.

    Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches — Volume 4 Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay 1829

  • "Anacreon Recantatus," by Carolus de Aquino, a Jesuit, published 1701, which consisted of a series of palinodes to the several songs of our poet.

    The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore Collected by Himself with Explanatory Notes Thomas Moore 1815


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