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


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aim +‎ -eth


  • Judgement and fancy may have place in the same man; but by turns; as the end which he aimeth at requireth.


  • But because our end aimeth at matters of other nature, it commeth to my memory to tel you of a History, which

    The Decameron

  • And because whatsoever hath already bin spoken of him, tended to no other end but matter of meriment, hee and his companions duly considered; the Novel which I shal now report, keepeth within the selfesame compasse, and aimeth also at your contentment, according to the scope of imposed variety.

    The Decameron

  • And when he had landed, the moon-faced women pressed about him and questioned him, saying — “O youth, tell us the name of him who aimeth thus surely, for verily he is a king among men.”

    The Epic of Kings

  • That which God aimeth to be glorious in, to manifest his attributes by, is the concealing and covering our iniquities in Christ; but if the magistrate will have glory, if he will not bring upon himself dishonour by dishonouring God, he is to search and find out the transgressions with whose cognizance he is intrusted, and to give unto them condign retribution.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Seeing it is his gospel whose advancement the Lord Jesus aimeth at in all these dispensations, and whose quarrel alone he revengeth (whatever men may do), help on to the advancement of that gospel of his; which, as formerly it was oppressed by the height and tyranny of the tower of Babel, so for the present is exceedingly defiled and cumbered by the rubbish of it being in some measure cast down.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • The former were only a compliance with the sin of our nature, which God abhors; the latter is the exaltation of his own grace, which he aimeth at.


  • Salvation is the end that God aimeth at in his choosing of us, in subordination unto his own glory; which is, and must be, the ultimate end of all his purposes and decrees, or of all the free acts of his wisdom and love.


  • The end of any thing is that which the agent intendeth to accomplish in and by the operation which is proper unto its nature, and which it applieth itself unto, — that which any one aimeth at, and designeth in himself to attain, as a thing good and desirable unto him in the state and condition wherein he is.

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • Suppose it be a lust of the mind, -- as there are lusts of the mind and uncleanness of the spirit, such as ambition, vain-glory, and the like, -- what a world of ways hath the understanding to bridle the affections that they should not so tenaciously cleave to God, seeing in what it aimeth at there is so much to give them contentment and satisfaction!

    Of Temptation


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