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  • n. Plural form of bosome.


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  • And then they will drive me to prove that this nursing, and nourishing of their own children in their own bosomes is Gods ordinance; They are very willful, or very ignorant, if they make a question of it.

    The Countesse of Lincolnes Nurserie

  • Gallery, where they might not be discovered by overmuch light, they opened their bosomes, shewing him their painted bodies, and sodainly closed them up againe.

    The Decameron

  • Damosell carried: they both went into the Pond, the water whereof reached so high as to their bosomes.

    The Decameron

  • But I could wish that the loue of dogges in Islanders might be more sparingly reprehended by those people, whose matrons, and specially their noble women, take so great delight in dogs, that they carry them in their bosomes thorow the open streetes.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Foure of them taking hold of the shippe were for pities sake taken vp againe by Maister Foster and his men, not knowing what they were: all the Spaniards bosomes were stuft with paper, to defend them from the shot, and these foure hauing some wounds were dressed by the surgion of the shippe.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Britaine: who in these declining times, haue yet in your braue bosomes the sparkes of that sprightly fire, of your couragious Ancestors; and to this houre retaine the seedes of their magnanimitie and Greatnesse, who out of the vertue of your mindes, loue and cherish neglected Poesie, the delight of Blessed soules, and the language of Angels.

    The Battaile of Agincourt

  • Now with your swords their Traytours bosomes lance,

    The Battaile of Agincourt

  • Behold heere, good countreymen, the manifold benefits and commodities and pleasures heretofore vnknowen, by Gods especiall blessing not onely reueiled vnto vs, but also as it were infused into our bosomes, who though hitherto like dormice haue slumbred in ignorance thereof, being like the cats that are loth for their prey to wet their feet: yet if now therefore at the last we would awake, and with willing mindes (setting friuolous imaginations aside) become industrious instruments to our selues, questionlesse we should not only hereby set forth the glory of our heauenly father, but also easily attaine to the end of all good purposes that may be wished or desired.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Vol. XIII. America. Part II.

  • 2770: In mortall bosomes, whose chase is this world

    Two Noble Kinsmen (1634 Edition)

  • 1936: From brassie bosomes, and rough hearts of flints,

    The Merchant of Venice (1623 First Folio Edition)


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