from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • imperative obsolete of dread.

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  • verb obsolete Past participle of dread


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  • Thus _Manuel reigned in vertue and honoure with that noble Ladye his wyfe: and he was beloued and dradde of high and lowe degree, for he dyde ryghte and iustice_ according to the auncient Manner, _kepynge hys land in dignitie and goode Appearance, and hauynge the highest place in hys tyme.

    Figures of Earth

  • I requyre him which brethethe where he willithe and raygnethe eternall gode to graût vnto our seyde most dradde soueraygne lorde whose maiesty as it euydently appereth onely applieth his diligence to the aduaunsynge | | & lettynge forthe of the most holsome documenth and teachyng of almyghty god, to the redres of long accustome euylls and damnable sectes, to the supportacion and mayntenaunce of godly and alowable ceremonyes, to the suppressynge and most to be desired abolishyng of the deuelishe and detestable vsurped aucthoryties, dampnable errours and prophane abuses brought in by that myghty Golyas, that obdurated

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

  • “It is a common saying, my most dradde soueraigne Lord, that a man when he is whole, can giue to him that is sicke and weake, very good counsel.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Pilbarough his "Comemoration of theineflimable 1540* graces and benefits of God infufed through y bright light of the knowledge of his holy word, to our moft dradde fovereign Lordc Henry the eyght.

    Typographical antiquities: an historical account of printing in England ...


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