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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.
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."
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.
In making the "intrusiveness" argument, Cameron is probably drawing on a dimly remembered era in Tory folk memory when feminists bestrode the Earth.
"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."
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.
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.
Along with Breville's sandwich toaster it bestrode the 70s and 80s DIY processed food landscape like a giant dust-gathering colossus.