Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular present simple form of borrow

Etymologies

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borrow +‎ -eth

Examples

  • Accordingly, they repaired to the King and told him what had passed, saying, O King of the age, we are perplexed anent this merchant, whose generosity is excessive; for he doeth thus and thus, and all he borroweth, he giveth away to the poor by handsful.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Levit.xix. 18; will bring home his brother's ox if he go astray, as it is commanded, Deut.xxii. 1; will resist evil, give to him that asketh, and not turn from him that borroweth, bless them that curse him, love his enemy, Matt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous showeth mercy, and giveth.

    Psalms 37.

  • For man made them: and he that borroweth his own breath, fashioned them.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • 'But you know there was One who said, "Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that borroweth turn not away."'

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • R. Joshua said, "A bad friend"; R. Jose said, "A bad neighbor"; R. Simeon said, "One who borrows and does not repay -- it is the same whether one borrows from man or the Omnipresent; as it is said, 'The wicked borroweth and payeth not again, but the righteous dealeth graciously and giveth'"; R. Eleazar said, "A bad heart."

    Pirke Avot Sayings of the Jewish Fathers

  • I can not but look upon all the glory and dignity of this world, lands and lordships, crowns and kingdoms, even as on some brain-sick, beggarly fellow, that borroweth fine clothes, and plays the part of a king or a lord for an hour on a stage, and then comes down, and the sport is ended, and they are beggars again.

    The World's Great Sermons, Volume 02 Hooker to South

  • What saith my learned Fleming under the heading "an qui militi equum praebuit, praedae ab eo captae particeps esse debeat?" which signifieth "whether he who lendeth a horse hath a claim on the plunder of him who borroweth it."

    Micah Clarke His Statement as made to his three grandchildren Joseph, Gervas and Reuben During the Hard Winter of 1734

  • For the youth is a good youth, and keepeth the day which he appointeth, and restoreth that which he borroweth, and succoureth the Israelite, even the child of my father's house, when he is encompassed by strong thieves and sons of Belial. ''

    Ivanhoe

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