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

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Examples

  • The King did commend her beauty extraordinarily, and liked her farre beyond all his other Loves: but, being at that time empaired in his health, and his body much distempered by ill dyet; he gave command, that untill he should be in more able disposition, she must be kept in a goodly house of his owne, erected in a beautifull Garden, called the Cube, where she was attended in most pompous manner.

    The Decameron

  • Malmesburie, where yet the house was not empaired, but rather inriched in lands and ornaments by the kings liberalitie, and the industrious meanes of the same priests, which tooke vp the bones of saint Aldelme,

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8) The Sixt Booke of the Historie of England

  • Good parts imparted are not empaired: Your springs are first to serve your selfe, yet may yeelde your neighbours sweete water; your taper is to light to you first, and yet it may light your neighbours candle.

    Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592

  • WHEREAS, The agricultural interests of Hyde County are greatly imperilled by the overflow of the waters of Lake Mattamuskeet, and whereas the value of the lands in that county belonging to the Common School fund of the State is greatly empaired thereby, therefore for the purpose of draining said lake:

    Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of North-Carolina, at Its Session 1868

  • For this Phillippe already owinge many millions, and of late yeres empaired in credite, bothe by lacke of abilitie of longe tyme to pay the same, and by his shameful losse of his Spaniardes and dishonors in the

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation. Vol. XIII. America. Part II.

  • He also iustly defended his owne integritie, saued the noble womans good renowme, which by licentious speeches might haue bene empaired, and liberally recompenced her iniurie with an honor, such as none could haue bin deuised greater nor more glorious or permanent vpon her and all the posteritie of her house.

    The Arte of English Poesie

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