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  • v. Present participle of empair.


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  • Chamber, because it was an hinderance to her sleeping; and wanting rest, it would be an empairing of her health.

    The Decameron

  • Consider we by the ordinary mutations, and daily declinations which we suffer, how Nature deprives us of the sight of our losse and empairing; what hath an aged man left him of his youths vigor, and of his forepast life?

    That to Philosophise Is to Learne How to Die.

  • Here is also to be noted the variablenes of fortune (as we commonlie call it) or rather the vncerteine and changeable euent of things, which oftentimes dooth raise vp (euen in the [13] minds of princes) troblesome thoughts, and gréeuous passions, to the great empairing of their quietnesse: as here we sée exemplified in king Henrie, whose mirth was turned into mone, and his pleasures relished with pangs of pensifenes, contrarie to his expectation when he was in the midst of his triumph at his returne out of France into England.

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (3 of 12) Henrie I.


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