American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preterit and past participle of reave.
- n. Obsolete forms of rift.
GNU Webster's 1913
“One and lift j hairs, quoth. he, and one white; that white hair i» my father, and all the reft are his fons.”
“They pay, one with another, one half of all that they make, for tranfporting and vending the reft, which is all expended in Britain.”
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“The firft caufc is a fhadowing of Forafmuch as the faithfull, do fpirituall reft, that is to fay, of our chiefcly necde hope and patience, fandificarion -.”
“Another the glaring. of jo feet broad leads from the front of Much of this Teems appertaining to the houfe, and lies between two groves parade, and therefore I ain glad to leave of tall lime trees, planted in feveral e - it to dcfcribc the reft, which is all for qual ranks upon a carpet of grafs; the conveniency.”
“• 'and black: the feathers on the crown of the head are black; the reft are a”
“In case of keepping to reft, prease to move arse to light lane.”
“The issue thereof will be grievous sorrow for thee, if to-day thou art reft of both thy sons.”
“I escape alone, reft of brother, sire, and friends?”
“So go; for I will to thy sister, Jocasta, at whose breast I was suckled as a babe when reft of my mother and left a lonely orphan, to give her kindly greeting and then will”
“They see thee, and me the hapless mother, reft of her children.”
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