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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Obsolete spellings of accrue. The spelling is retained in the clipped form crew (which see).

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Examples

  • There are, I confess, some new additions, yet small to those which accrew to our Adversaries, and those only drawn from the revolt of Pagans, men but of negative Impieties, and such as deny Christ, but because they never heard of

    Religio Medici

  • There are, I confess, some new additions, yet small to those which accrew to our Adversaries, and those only drawn from the revolt of Pagans, men but of negative Impieties, and such as deny CHRIST, but because they never heard of Him.

    The First Part: Paras 1-35

  • Ignorance and Rashness, then they will see him whom they pierced, when they neglected their Neighbor, sought after money and nothing else; whereas were they cordial in their profession, they would spend Nights and Days in Labour that they might become more learned in their Art, whence more certain health would accrew to the sick with their estimation and greater glory to themselves.

    Old-Time Makers of Medicine The Story of The Students And Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages

  • But all as in most exquisite pictures they vse to blaze and portraict not onely the daintie lineaments of beautye, but also rounde about it to shadow the rude thickets and craggy clifts, that by the baseness of such parts, more excellency may accrew to the principall; for oftimes we fynde ourselues, I knowe not how, singularly delighted with the shewe of such naturall rudenesse, and take great pleasure in that disorderly order.

    Shepheardes Calendar

  • Our Governess is as active and watchful as ever, down with the Sun and up with the Lark, and then doth her messenger summon us to desert our beds, if she perceives any unwilling, she subtilly tempers the unpleasantness of her early importunity; she perswades them thereunto, by alledging, what benefit thereby will accrew to their healths; nor is her accustomed care to be discommended, since therein she aims not only at the benefit of our Bodies, but the eternal welfare of our Souls in the performance of our duties to God and our Parents.

    The Gentlewoman's Companion: or,%0AA Guide to the Female Sex

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