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  • v. Simple past of drive.


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  • /Then over the surges he drave: leapt sporting before the God/Sea-beasts that uprose all round from the depths, for their king they knew,/And for rapture the sea was disparted, and onward the car-steeds flew.

    On the Sublime

  • Now Sinfjotli drave the point of the sword up into the big stone, and drew it hard along, and the sword bit on the stone.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • But mighty billows drave her forth along the sea, and by means of their upholding was she borne along till she came at the last to the burg of

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • They did so, and drave the horses down into the deeps of the river, and all swam back to land but one horse; and that horse Sigurd chose for himself; grey he was of hue, and young of years, great of growth, and fair to look on, nor had any man yet crossed his back.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • She drave over the firths to the land of King Jonakr, and he wedded her, and their sons were Sorli, and Erp, and Hamdir, and there was

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • So thereafter Sigmund turned back home, and drave away the queen, and a little after she died.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • And so folk say that Brynhild drave in her chariot down along the way to Hell, and passed by an abode where dwelt a certain giantess, and the giantess spake: —

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • In the self-same hour it was that Zeus changed the radiant courses of the stars, the light of the sun, and the joyous face of dawn, and drave his car athwart the western sky with fervent heat from heaven's fires, while northward fled the rain-clouds, and Ammon's strand grew parched and faint and void of dew, when it was robbed of heaven's genial showers.


  • Then did the drivers of the four-horse cars begin the fray; on, past each other they drave their chariots, bringing the warriors at their sides up into line.

    The Suppliants

  • There was once, among the Children of Israel, a man of the worthiest, who was strenuous in the service of his Lord and abstained from things worldly and drave them away from his heart.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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