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

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Examples

  • How a damosel came into the court and desired a knight to take on him an enquest, which La Cote Male Taile emprised.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1

  • How a damosel came into the court and desired a knight to take on him an enquest, which La Cote Male Taile emprised Chap. ii.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1

  • Great things then he emprised, and that may we see when he took upon him to convert so great a city as was Antioch.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • I pray thee that thou leave this madness that thou hast emprised, and that I may have thee with me as my son.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • That like as they had emprised by their pride to make the tower unto heaven which ceased by confusion of tongues that were changed, all in like wise the apostles made a tower of sciences of tongues, and nothing of stones but of virtues, by the which all that believe shall mount up into heaven.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And he said: I am of another law, and make request that I may have a temple for myself; for I have emprised many travails for the common profit of Rome, and therefore I ought not to be warned of my petition.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • And the bishop emprised to say them, and when he had said half of them he made him ready to continue forth and say the other.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 6

  • And after this, Jesu Christ appeared to her with a great multitude of angels and virgins, and said to her: Daughter, know thy maker, for whom thou hast emprised this travailous battle; be thou constant, for I am with thee.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • And forthwith four knights took their counsel together and thought they would do to the king a pleasure, and emprised to slay S. Thomas, and suddenly departed and took their shipping towards England.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Many a time looked he upon the lady by reason of her great beauty, and, had he been minded to trust to his heart and his eyes, he would have all to-changed his purpose; but so straitly was his heart bound up, and so quenched the desires thereof, that nought would he allow himself to think upon that might turn to wickedness, for the sake of the high pilgrimage he had emprised.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

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