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  • verb Present participle of assoil.


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  • And the blessed Prosper saith of him: S. Augustin was quick in engine, sweet in speech, wise in letters, and a noble worker in the labours of the church; clear in daily disputations, in all his doings well ordered, sharp in assoiling questions, right appert in confounding heretics, and right catholic in expounding of our faith, and subtle in expounding the canon of scripture.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Conspicuous in the fight was the great archbishop, -- here blessing and assoiling according to his holy office; there rushing to the charge like the warrior that nature had made him, crying, --

    With Spurs of Gold Heroes of Chivalry and their Deeds

  • Ay, maybe he shall take less assoiling than hath done that dead woman.

    In Convent Walls The Story of the Despensers

  • The death in my arms assoiling me from fear, I regarded them all unmoved, although never, sure, was elsewhere beheld such a crew accursed!

    Lilith, a romance

  • It’s only because the rison is I’m only any girl, you lovely fellow of my dreams, and because old somebooby is not a roundabout, my trysting of the tulipies, like that puff pape bucking Daveran assoiling us behinds.

    Finnegans Wake


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