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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of drive.


From drive +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix. (Wiktionary)


  • The word driveth does not mean that he was compelled forcibly against his will to go there, but that he was inclined to go there by the Spirit, or was led there.

    Barnes New Testament Notes

  • Born around 1495 in the Lollard country of the west Cotswolds, educated at Oxford and inspired by Luther, Tyndale became a translator because he believed that if "a boy that driveth the plough" had access to the word of God in his own language, he would discover how little of Catholic ritual and indeed doctrine was in there no sacraments or relics, no bishops, popes or purgatory.

    The King James Bible reconsidered | David Edgar

  • Unitarian fell upon the misbelieving Persians in the gates, and the blood of the Kafirs ran in the streets like a torrent till they threw down their arms and harness and called out for quarter; whereupon the Moslems stayed their swords from the slaughter and drove them to their tents, as one driveth a flock of sheep.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • With Allah take I refuge from whatever driveth me, iv.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "The ungodly are not so, They are like the chaff that the wind driveth away."

    Who am I

  • Nay, said she, I may not, for I have an errand which driveth me on; wherefore I must be gone within this hour.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • I think I remember a biblical verse, “Take heed unto thyself that ye not follow prophets who driveth red Cadillac SUVs.”

    Summer of Creeps

  • And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences


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