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


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  • John Keats acknowledged it in the lines, "For I am brimfull of the friendliness/That in a little cottage I have found;/Of fair-hair'd Milton's eloquent distress,/And all his love for gentle Lycid drown'd."

    John Milton At 400

  • South − Sea; Who had hang'd themselves for Love, and who drown'd themselves for Debt.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Prey; for she could swim and dive as well as he; but principally she was beneficial to him in bringing the half − drown'd Prey to Life in this little


  • Place where there was Fire, and he did not love to eat the Bodies that were drown'd; and that was the Reason she had taken so much Pains to bring me to Life; nevertheless, (said she) be not afraid, be rul'd by me, and you shall be happy; for I have a Son (continu'd she) shall be your


  • There is a faculty in the makeup of a woman's intelligence given over to fancy and puns when discretion is drown'd.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • So fast they follow; your sister's drown'd, Laertes.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • _ My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five-and-thirty leagues, off and on, by this light.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • _ Hang, cur, hang! you insolent noisemaker, we are less afraid to be drown'd than thou art.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • Trinculo, the King and all our company else being drown'd, we will inherit here.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • _ I should know that voice: it should be -- but he is drown'd; and these are devils: -- O, defend me!

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8


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