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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of bestride.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of bestride.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preterit of bestride.


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  • So they gave him each an hundred gold pieces, after which he slew them and took their mules, one of which he mounted, whilst Ala al-Din bestrode the other.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • To be sure, "Greater Germany was a reality: it bestrode the continent, its economy was the strongest and its political model was the most dynamic."

    Roger Moorhouse's "Berlin at War," reviewed by Jonathan Yardley

  • Sometimes it almost frightens me to think that they are grandchildren, MY grandchildren — I, who only the other day, it would seem, was as heart-free, leg-free, care-free a girl as ever bestrode a horse, or swam in the big surf, or gathered opihis at low tide, or laughed at a dozen lovers.


  • Britain bestrode the world like a colossus and only those with strong nerves or weak judgment dared challenge the Pax Britannica.

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  • In making the "intrusiveness" argument, Cameron is probably drawing on a dimly remembered era in Tory folk memory when feminists bestrode the Earth.

    Child benefit and binocular man

  • "I realized I could bear just about any kind of awkwardness, embarrassment or disappointment, but I never, ever wanted to feel sorry for the man who once bestrode my world like a colossus in a white catsuit trimmed with silver studs."

    Allison Pearson's 'I Think I Love You': A celebrity crush turns star-crossed

  • Would her proteanness never end? he wondered, as he glanced over the magnificent, sweating, mastered creature she bestrode.


  • Two years ago, Rupert Murdoch bestrode the media world like a colossus.

    Is Rupert Murdoch Losing His Magic Touch?

  • Also, in the end she wept, so that I was raped of my vision, and it was Har, naked and clinging, that bestrode the stallion when he vaulted away.

    Chapter 21

  • Along with Breville's sandwich toaster it bestrode the 70s and 80s DIY processed food landscape like a giant dust-gathering colossus.

    The Hard Sell: Sodastream


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