from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit of bid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A form of the past tense of bid.

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  • verb Simple past of bid.

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  • noun a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria


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  • A brave man, she told herself as she went bade from the door, and a splendid type of the race.

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  • My brother answered, “To hear is to comply;” and going in bade her follow him.

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  • Then Ala al-Din bade them unload the mule; and pitch the tent; so they did his bidding and abode there till the middle of the night, when he went out to obey

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  • Chamberlain bade the tent pitchers set up a pavilion spacious enough to receive the subjects flocking to their Sultan, they planted a splendid Sháhmiyánah327 befitting Kings.

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  • He picked up my shabby purse, and, after putting something into it, again bade me good night and went out.

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  • "Dunfin bade me eat them," said the goosey-gander.

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  • A special envoy sent by the Hapsburgs, Count Khevenhüller, came in haste to the headquarters of the Prince on November 28, and in imperious terms bade him grant an armistice to Servia, otherwise Austrian troops would forthwith cross the frontier to her assistance.

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  • Doctor Johnson and the Emperor Nero, and hence it was that the coin bade him repair to the library and chat with Lord Bacon.

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  • At the end of the cloister she again bade farewell to Halbert.

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  • They were by this time arrived at the door of her chamber, where tenderly kissing her hand, he again bade her good night, or rather good morning, for it was near three o'clock; and waiting till he heard the door safely concealed by her bed, and hearing that all was secure, he returned to his own room, and went to rest in spirits disposed to indulge delicious dreams of happiness to come.

    The Old Manor House 1793


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  • "And bade the gentle inmate of her breast—

    Inshrinèd Modesty—supply the rest."

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