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


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From bear +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix


  • The word beareth this gloss, even according to the confession of those who expound it otherwise in this place, to wit, for an image or representation of the cross.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2)

  • My lord hath heard tell of a cup of gold that a damsel beareth, that is right rich and of greater worth than aught he hath seen this long time, and a knight goeth with the damsel that beareth the cup, and saith that none may have it save he be the Best

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • Godscroft, "we will not omit here, (to shut up all,) the judgment of those times concerning him, in a rude verse indeed, yet such as beareth witness of his true magnanimity and invincible mind in either fortune: --

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:"

    Blind Faith?

  • … [C] harity that suffereth long and is kind ... not only believeth and hopeth, but beareth and endureth all things.

    'Trivial Complaints:' The Role of Privacy in Domestic Violence Law and Activism in the U.S.

  • But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Warren Factor

  • This plaguy Serpent cannot be slain, for the soothsayers aver it beareth a charmed life, but it were a mighty achievement, if for only one year, the realm could be relieved of its oppression.

    PodCastle » PodCastle 89: The Queen’s Triplets

  • Genesis 9:15: And I will remember my covenant with you, and with every living soul that beareth flesh: and there shall no more be waters of a flood to destroy all flesh.

    The Ark

  • Salute Mary, the gate of Heaven; for she beareth the King of Glory, Who is the new Light....

    Candlemas Day

  • Scarce a keen reader of runes art thou, if thou deemest thou hast beheld in them the bidding of thy sister to this journey: lo, I read them the runes, and had marvel of so wise a woman as Gudrun is, that she should have miscut them; but that which lieth underneath beareth your bane with it, — yea, either she lacked a letter, or others have dealt guilefully with the runes.

    The Story of the Volsungs


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