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- adj. Obsolete form of distressed.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of distress.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See distressed.
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The young Ladies were fearful to receive him, their Family being small, and the Situation distant from Neighbours: But Commiseration of the Gentleman's distrest
It was the Fatal Marriage; and she was now come to that part where the poor distrest Isabella disposes of her wedding-ring.
To share in her joy when happy, to kiss away her tears when distrest, and to see her fly to my arms for comfort and support!
Did he feel what a man might feel, Friend-left, and sore distrest?
First, I give and bequeath my _Politicks_ to the Directors of the _Academy_ of _Musick_, my _Religion_ to the Bishop of B----, my _Eloquence_ to the most distrest Author in _Grubstreet_, who writes the _full Accounts_ of
During reaction, large mustard-plasters to the chest and below the shoulders will greatly relieve the distrest breathing.
Histories, that _England_ was often oblig'd, to force her Subjects to return to the Plow, when the lazy Method of pasturing Cattle, had distrest that Kingdom; and 'tis chiefly to the Statutes made by the two last _Henries_ and _Edward_ the VIth, that she owes the Blessing, of her being now the Granary of _Europe_, and of her enjoying the
Numbers have Generosity enough, to relieve a distrest Family, to join for a Ridotto, to set up a Musick Meeting, or an Assembly, or
Moreouer, they are so greatly distrest for lacke of food, that they seeme to each mannes sighte more liker spirits and Ghostes, than living creatures. '
Their welfare pleased him, and their cares distrest:
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