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  • Those houses or rather dennes which stand there, haue no signe of footway, or any thing else troden, which is one of the chiefest tokens of habitation.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation, Vol. XII., America, Part I.

  • What an amazing journey from architecture to psychology to scent...thank you for providing an original angle on a well-troden path.

    Mitsouko Musings

  • (Notably, both creationism and ID debates regularly take the above extremely well-troden path.)

    Demarcation as Politics

  • He is frustrated by the impossibility of getting anything done and feels like "an orange that's been troden on by a very dirty boot" -- a brutal image that recurs in his essay and in 1984.

    Orwell: The Lost Writings (reviews)

  • In such sorte seemed they vpon theyr strong and mightie horsses, some being cast downe, other stumbling and falling: many wounded and hurt, yeelding vp their desired liues: some troden downe and mischieued vnder the feete of the fierce and vnrestrained horsses.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Where shee shewed vnto mee, with a heauenly eloquence, a Garden of a large compasse, made in the forme of an intricate Laborynth allyes and wayes, not to bee troden, but sayled about, for insteade of allyes to treade vppon, there were ryuers of water.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • Hebrew Letters, and before that throne, are cast downe and troden vnder foote, the Gyants which proudly haue lift vp themselues against his worde, and resisted hys will: vppon the left side of the throne is a flame of fire, vppon the right hande a horne of saluation, or Copie full of all good blessednes, and this is all that is contained in the Iewell.

    Hypnerotomachia The Strife of Loue in a Dreame

  • And thou hast perpared vpon one roote others, and hast dispersed thy onlie one in manie: 29 and they haue troden vpon it, which gainesayd thy couenants, and which beleued not thy testamentes.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • Wherevpon the same earle prepared himselfe, and sent to his friends, willing to sticke to this quarrell, and if the king should go about to force them, then to withstand him, rather than to yéeld and suffer themselues to be troden vnder foot

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (8 of 8) The Eight Booke of the Historie of England

  • Ocean sea, diuiding vs from other nations, so that we séeme to liue vpon an other earth, & vnder a seuerall heauen: we, euen we (I saie) whose name hath béene long kept hid from the wisest of them all, are now contemned and troden vnder foot, of them who studie nothings else but how to become lords & haue rule of other men.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (4 of 8) The Fovrth Booke Of The Historie Of England

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