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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of avail.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • To be precise the word availed means that they gave me, for reasonable sums of money, what the Law says is entirely legal—“hand relief.”

    Noble Norfleet

  • Gin availed himself of one of the comfortable seats that were available in the reception, and waited whilst the receptionist spoke quickly and quietly into a phone.

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  • But this great ally chanced to be out of town, and his name availed Maitland nothing in his interview with the Juge d'Instruction.

    The Mark Of Cain

  • And beside him is stretched that slayer-of-men with knife-wounds sick: 109 no sword availed on the awesome thing in any wise to work a wound.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • And beside him is stretched that slayer-of-men with knife-wounds sick: {38b} no sword availed on the awesome thing in any wise to work a wound.

    Beowulf

  • Their lightest word availed with her against the most solemn assurances of their husbands, fathers, or brothers, who might be all very well on land, but in navigation were not to be trusted; they would say anything from a reckless and culpable optimism.

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  • Casas’s hands which circumstances might make formidable; it was no trifling thing to be arraigned before the tribunal of the Inquisition on a charge of holding heretical doctrines, for neither rank nor calling availed to protect the offender, and it is somewhat astonishing that no reference to use of this “opinion” being made by Las Casas in any given case is found in the records of his struggle for the liberty of the

    Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings

  • (ii) Forex "availed" to parastatals under unknown conditions: US$2,064,200,000

    The Bearded Man

  • A recent survey conducted under the auspices of Penn State's Center for the Study of Collegiate Mental Health found that even among veterans who had direct exposure to traumatic experiences while on active duty, a surprisingly small portion availed themselves of their college counseling services for psychological help and support.

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  • Further, no bronze and beat of sun and wind availed to hide the testimony of his skin that he was all haole -- a white man.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

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