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

Etymologies

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bind + -eth

Examples

  • And here at the holy altars of the twain goddesses, Demeter and her daughter, I wait, holding these sprays of foliage, a bond that bindeth not, in compassion for these childless mothers, hoary with age, and from reverence for the sacred fillets.

    The Suppliants

  • In laws that which is naturall bindeth universallie, that which is positive not so.

    Iris Robinson, theological ignorance and the law of God

  • In laws that which is naturall bindeth universallie, that which is positive not so.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • And here at the holy altars of the twain goddesses, Demeter and her daughter, I wait, holding these sprays of foliage, a bond that bindeth not, in compassion for these childless mothers, hoary with age, and from reverence for the sacred fillets.

    The Suppliants

  • And when he is minded to ride me, he bindeth on his feet a thing of iron called

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But if that prove impossible afterwards, which before was thought possible, the covenant is valid and bindeth, though not to the thing itself, yet to the value; or, if that also be impossible, to the unfeigned endeavour of performing as much as is possible, for to more no man can be obliged.

    Leviathan

  • For a covenant, if lawful, binds in the sight of God, without the oath, as much as with it; if unlawful, bindeth not at all, though it be confirmed with an oath.

    Leviathan

  • From hence it followeth that when the actor maketh a covenant by authority, he bindeth thereby the author no less than if he had made it himself; and no less subjecteth him to all the consequences of the same.

    Leviathan

  • For though they that speak of this subject use to confound jus and lex, right and law, yet they ought to be distinguished, because right consisteth in liberty to do, or to forbear; whereas law determineth and bindeth to one of them: so that law and right differ as much as obligation and liberty, which in one and the same matter are inconsistent.

    Leviathan

  • And the angel said unto me: Behold the formation of a church which is most abominable above all other churches, which slayeth the saints of God, yea, and tortureth them and bindeth them down, and yoketh them with a yoke of iron, and bringeth them down into captivity.

    "I mean no disrespect."

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