Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of company.
“L'occasion, la compaignie, le branle mesme de ma voix, tire plus de mon esprit, que je n'y trouve lors que je le sonde et employe à part moy.”
“Thei woulde not spitte within the precincte of the compaignie emong theim, ne yeat on their righte side.”
“This people so despiseth al other men, and thincke theim selues so farre to surmount them in wisedome and goodnes: that thei abhorre to speake to theim, or to compaignie with theim.”
“And not thei onely that strike the couenantes, but also those that are moste honourable in their compaignie.”
“If at any time thei lacke the bodies of the beastes, then take thei the rawe hides of suche as thei lateliest before had slaine, and clensyng them cleane fro the heare, thei sokynglie laie them to a softe fire; and when thei be throughly hette, deuide them emong the compaignie, whiche very griedely fille themselues of them.”
“Some of them gaue themselues to wedlocke: least if they shoulde be of the oppinion that men oughte to absteine vttrely from women, mankinde shoulde fade, and in processe be extincte, yeat vsed thei the compaignie of their wiues nothing at riote.”
“When so euer any man lusteth for the compaignie of his woman, he hangeth vp his quiuer vpon the carte wherein his wife is caryed by him, and there openly without shame coupleth.”
“Suche as thei tooke with a faulte, thei draue fro their compaignie.”
“Ce parteur & sa compaignie la plus part de vos subjectz ...”
“Corvière to mount behind his horse, rode with her into a country lane, where in the words of the manuscript, "il la féry et frapa de plusieurs orbes coups, plus de l'espace de quatre heures, et lui fist la char toute noire et meudrie en plusieurs parties de son corps, et tant fist que il oult violemment et oultre le gré d'elle sa compaignie par grant force et à plusieurs clameurs de haro.”
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