Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of break.

Etymologies

From break +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Alexandros for his wickedness, but now my sword breaketh in my hand, and my spear sped from my grasp in vain, and I have not smitten him. "

    The Iliad

  • Today's words Word don't know: eateth, dieth, breaketh

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  • Being at a Play in the Theatre, when all are attentively silent, he in a cross conceit applauds, or claps his hands: and when the Spectators are exceedingly pleased, he hisseth: and when all the company is very attentive in hearing and beholding, he lying alone belcheth or breaketh wind, as if Æolus were bustling in his Cave; forcing the Spectators to look another way … 1, translation by Joseph Healey

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  • Scripture tells us "he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him" Eccles.

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  • Otherwise, whensoever a man lawfully promiseth, he unlawfully breaketh: but when the sovereign, who is the actor, acquitteth him, then he is acquitted by him that extorted the promise, as by the author of such absolution.

    Leviathan

  • When the actor doth anything against the law of nature by command of the author, if he be obliged by former covenant to obey him, not he, but the author breaketh the law of nature: for though the action be against the law of nature, yet it is not his; but, contrarily, to refuse to do it is against the law of nature that forbiddeth breach of covenant.

    Leviathan

  • His fiddle bow doth cut through the hardest steel, on the helmets he breaketh the bright and shining gauds!

    The Nibelungenlied

  • That the usurer breaketh the first law, that was made for mankind after the fall, which was, in sudore vultus tui comedes panem tuum; not, in sudore vultus alieni.

    The Essays

  • He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant.

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  • And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

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