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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of employ.

Etymologies

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employ +‎ -est

Examples

  • But I had not rebuked him, but Thou, who employest all, knowing or not knowing, in that order which Thyself knowest (and that order is just), didst of my heart and tongue make burning coals, by which to set on fire the hopeful mind, thus languishing, and so cure it.

    The Confessions

  • O monarch, employest thou in thy business persons that are thievish or open to temptation, or hostile, or minors?

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Sabha Parva

  • All for the sake of a poor man of no account, whom thou employest for a week, and after that wilt see no more.

    Oriental Encounters Palestine and Syria, 1894-6

  • If thy life is good, if thou carefully abstainest from sin, if thou employest thy time usefully, if thou dost truly humble thyself in the sight of the Lord, and sigh after God and thy heavenly home, thou dost always pray; for a holy life and holy desires are a continual prayer before God.

    Spiritual Works of Louis of Blois

  • If thou wrongly employest the confession of one God to deny the Godhead of Christ, on the ground that where one God exists He must be regarded as solitary, and that to be

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • The power of a single angel we see in that one, who in one night destroyed almost two hundred thousand in Sennacherib's army, [117] yet thou often employest many; as we know the power of salvation is abundantly in any one evangelist, and yet thou hast afforded us four.

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel

  • Thou dost not stick to infringe her universal and undoubted laws; but stickest to thy own special and fantastic rules, and by how much more particular, uncertain, and contradictory they are, by so much thou employest thy whole endeavour in them: the laws of thy parish occupy and bind thee: those of God and the world concern thee not.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • 6 But I had not rebuked him, but Thou, who employest all, knowing or not knowing, in that order which Thyself knowest (and that order is just), didst of my heart and tongue make burning coals, by which to set on fire the hopeful mind, thus languishing, and so cure it.

    The Sixth Book

  • If thou employest thyself with concentrated attention to the duty of protecting (thy subjects), O tiger among men, thou mayst then, O son of Pandu, obtain the merits of all the four modes of life and of all the four orders of men! "

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • This he begins with: "Lord, it is thou thyself that employest me; and wilt thou not own me?

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume I (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

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