Definitions

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

Etymologies

sharpen + -eth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In militar commanders and soldiers, vain – glory is an essential point; for as iron sharpens iron, so by glory, one courage sharpeneth another.

    The Essays

  • Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Proverbs 27:17 TMB Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    Scriptures at Your Fingertips

  • As King Solomon said: Iron sharpeneth iron; and a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    languagehat.com: LINGUA FRANCA.

  • He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.

    Job 16.

  • Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision

  • "Iron sharpeneth iron," says the scriptural proverb, "so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

    Life and Conduct

  • The first part of the proverb refers to direct influence: as "iron sharpeneth iron," so one man applying to another his powers of persuasion, his motives in the shape of money or some other inducement, moulds, fashions, sharpens him to his liking.

    Life and Conduct

  • Solomon, "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."

    The Christian Home

  • QUOTATION: Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    Quotations

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