Definitions

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

Etymologies

contain +‎ -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Those who are being ordained in the UMC are asked a series of questions that come straight from John Wesley, one of them being "do you believe that the Scriptures containeth all things necessary for salvation and that it is the sufficient rule for both faith and practice?"

    The Insufficiency of Scripture

  • If I come back to thee, I will assuredly do thee great good service and use my endeavours to have news of thy brother; but if by sunrise I return not, know that all is over with me; and peace be on thee, and the house and all it containeth of stuffs and money are shine.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Know that they are the goods of the band Grecian, the champions of the ocean and the troop Circassian; and this troop containeth none but valiant wights numbering an hundred knights, who have cast off the allegiance of every Sultan.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • By the beauty that containeth all things bright and debonnair;

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So guard the head and what it containeth and the belly and what it compriseth; and think of death and doom ere it ariseth.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “By Allah,” cried he, “not a thing will I take from thee: I sell it not for gold or for silver, but I give it all as a gift for a single kiss; a kiss more precious to me than everything the shop containeth.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Asked Bulukiya, ‘What hath Allah made beneath this sea which containeth the fish?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Replied she, O my lord, its chapters are an hundred and fourteen, whereof seventy were revealed at Meccah and forty-four at Al – Medinah; and it containeth six hundred and twenty-one decades; six thousand three hundred and thirty-six versets; 345 seventy-nine thousand four hundred and thirty-nine words and three hundred and twenty-three thousand and six hundred and seventy letters; and to the reader thereof, for every letter, are given ten benefits.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It measureth eighty leagues long by a breadth of thirty and its wideth is bounded by a lofty mountain82 and a deep valley, The mountain is conspicuous from a distance of three days and it containeth many kinds of rubies and other minerals, and spice-trees of all sorts.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • It containeth a thousand nights, but less than two hundred night-stories, for a single history often occupied several nights.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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