Definitions

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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of act.

Etymologies

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act +‎ -eth

Examples

  • And there is a reciprocation of actions here; the word acteth upon the soul again: “This is my comfort in my affliction, for thy word hath quickened me.”

    The Tryal & Triumph of Faith: or An Exposition of the History of Christs dispossessing of the daughter of the woman of Canaan.

  • Now we are endowed with Freewill and he who acteth within these lawful limits winneth his wish and prospereth, while whoso transgresseth these legal bounds and doeth other than that which these precepts enjoin, resisteth the Lord and is ruined in both Abodes.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Men be also three: the wise when he exerciseth his own judgement; the wiser who, when befalleth somewhat whereof he knoweth not the issue, seeketh folk of good counsel and acteth by their advice; and the unwise irresolute ignoring the right way nor heeding those who would guide him straight.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As for the other, he is a model of wantonness and scurrilousness and a blackener of the face of hoariness; his dye acteth the foulest of lies: and the tongue of his case reciteth these lines,464

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • O King, be deliberate in doing this thou art resolved upon, for the wise man doth naught till he hath considered the issue thereof, and the proverb saith, ‘Whoso looketh not to his actions’ end, hath not the world to friend; and whoso acteth without consideration, there befalleth him what befel the

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And then the person is the actor, and he that owneth his words and actions is the author, in which case the actor acteth by authority.

    Leviathan

  • Hence believers do sometimes find a greater evidence of his gracious working in them in prayer, or of his assistance to pray, as also enlargement in utterance, than at other times; for in both he breatheth and acteth as he pleaseth.

    Pneumatologia

  • The degrees of this knowledge, which are exceeding various, both with respect unto the clearness and evidence of conception and the extent of the things known, depend on the various measures whereby the Spirit acteth, according unto his own will, and the different use of the external means of knowledge which we do enjoy; but what is necessary unto the ends mentioned, none shall come short of who enjoy this anointing.

    Pneumatologia

  • So are those acts of the Spirit whereby he comforteth believers the acts of Christ, because the Spirit speaketh and acteth for him and in his name.

    Pneumatologia

  • Spirit of grace is free, and acts arbitrarily with respect unto the persons unto whom he communicates the gift himself, for "he divideth to every man as he will," so he acteth also as he pleases in the exercise of those gifts and graces which he doth bestow.

    Pneumatologia

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