Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of profit.

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Examples

  • Mormons were racist untill there was a lawsuit against them, then suddenly the current proffet had a “vision” to change 140 years of racism.

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  • Page may take that fructe of this labor, that his worthie Grauntfather purposed he should haue done: And if any other do take, either proffet, or pleasure hereby, they haue cause to thanke M. Robert Sackuille, for whom speciallie this my Scholemaster was prouided.

    The Scholemaster

  • Surelie long experience doth proffet moch, but moste, and almost onelie to him (if we meene honest affaires) that is dili-gentlie before instructed with preceptes of well doinge.

    The Scholemaster

  • Sackuille, may take that fructe of this labor, that his worthie Grauntfather purposed he should haue done: And if any other do take, either proffet, or pleasure hereby, they haue cause to thanke M. Robert Sackuille, for whom speciallie this my Scholemaster was prouided.

    The Scholemaster

  • The booke, is but two leaues: and the labor wold be, but two weekes: but surelie the proffet, for easie vnderstanding, and trewe writing the Greeke tonge, wold conteruaile wyth the toile, that som men taketh, in otherwise coldlie reading that tonge, two yeares.

    The Scholemaster

  • Greeke, to the great proffet of all them, that trewlie studie for eloquence, yet this waie of double translating, shall bring the whole proffet of both these bookes to a diligent scholer, and that easelie and pleasantlie, both for fitte choice of wordes, and apt composition of sentences.

    The Scholemaster

  • Read the place, and ye shall take, both pleasure and proffet, in conference of it.

    The Scholemaster

  • Neuertheles, some kinde of Epitome may be vsed, by men of skilful iudgement, to the great proffet also of others.

    The Scholemaster

  • There is a kinde of Paraphrasis, which may be vsed, without all hurt, to moch proffet: but it serueth onely the Greke and not the latin, nor no other tong, as to alter linguam Ionicam aut

    The Scholemaster

  • Muses of Hero - dotus, and Melanchthon in myne opinion, far best of all, the whole storie of Time, not onelie to his own vse, but to other mens proffet and hys great prayse, yet, Epitome is most necessarie of all in a mans owne writing, as we learne of that noble Poet

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