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


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  • The Greek verb is used purposely instead of "builded," in order to mark that the building meant is not a literal, but a spiritual house: the Church both of the Old Testament and New Testament; and that the building of such a house includes all the preparations of providence and grace needed to furnish it with "living stones" and fitting "servants."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • "No earthquake has crumbled it, no sea has invaded it, and no house has been 'builded' thereon.


  • Assyria, "and there" builded "Nineveh and Calah, The cuneiform inscriptions have informed us who this builder of Calah was.

    Patriarchal Palestine

  • And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.


  • I have cracked marrow-bones on the sites of kingly cities that had perished centuries before my time or that were destined to be builded centuries after my passing.

    Chapter 21

  • Fine masonry, without mortar or cutting chisel, they builded to withstand the ocean surge.


  • At the end of the fourth week, two other tumblers, white youths, being secured, the complete, builded turn was performed for the benefit of a slender, French-looking gentleman, with waxed moustaches.


  • Near to the beginning, we gathered together the women, and elders, and children we had not slain, and forced them out through the wall they had builded.

    Chapter 21

  • Like the refugees and renegades who slunk away in the salt marshes of the Adriatic and builded the palaces of powerful Venice on her deep-sunk piles, so these wretched hunted blacks builded power until they became masters of the mainland, controlling traffic and trade-routes, compelling the bushmen for ever after to remain in the bush and never to dare attempt the salt-water.


  • Theirs was the first irrigation we had seen, although we had little time to mark their ditches and channels by which all the hill waters flowed to the fields they had builded.

    Chapter 21


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  • Also famously used by William Blake in 'And did those feet in ancient time':

    And did the Countenance Divine,

    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?

    And was Jerusalem builded here,

    Among these dark Satanic Mills?

    July 15, 2012

  • There is a city, builded by no hand,

    And unapproachable by sea or shore,

    And unassailable by any band

    Of storming soldiery for evermore.

    - Thomas William Parsons, 'Paradisi Gloria'.[

    September 16, 2009