Definitions

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

Etymologies

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cleanse + -eth

Examples

  • No; if you will only keep on trusting to that precious blood, and not turn away from it, He says that it cleanseth, that is, _goes on cleansing_.

    Morning Bells; Or, Waking Thoughts for Little Ones

  • He is speaking not of justification through His blood once for all, but of the present sanctification ( "cleanseth" is present tense) which the believer, walking in the light and having fellowship with God and the saints, enjoys as His privilege.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Quoth the Prophet, ‘The bath is the blessing of the house, for that it cleanseth the body and calleth to mind the Fire.’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Proverbs 20:30 says, "The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil; so do stripes the inward parts of the belly."

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • P. Cnemander, and Montanus commend [4413] Cyprian turpentine, which they would have familiarly taken, to the quantity of a small nut, two or three hours before dinner and supper, twice or thrice a week if need be; for besides that it keeps the belly soluble, it clears the stomach, opens obstructions, cleanseth the liver, provokes urine.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Proverbs 20:30 says, "The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil; so do stripes the inward parts of the belly."

    Giving Religion A Bad Name

  • O value of wisdom that fadeth not away with time, virtue ever flourishing, that cleanseth its possessor from all venom!

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • [4607] That other love infects the soul of man, this cleanseth; that depresses, this rears; that causeth cares and troubles, this quietness of mind; this informs, that deforms our life; that leads to repentance, this to heaven.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Dioscor. wonders the physicians of his time made no more use of it, because it rarefies and cleanseth: we use it to this purpose in our ordinary beer, which before was thick and fulsome.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

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