from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete form of increase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb obsolete See increase.

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  • noun Obsolete spelling of increase.
  • verb Obsolete spelling of increase.


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  • Having climbd about 3 parts up, we found the difficulty encrease, and finding a firm foothold and handhold by means of strong tuffts of coarse grass, I was force'd to rest, when Mr

    Letter 290

  • He testify'd a real Sorrow for those his rash Words, and sued for Pardon with unfeigned Submission; all which serv'd but to encrease my Burthen, already too weighty for my weak Constitution; it being inconsistent with Virtue to make him happy, yet fraternal Love made me a Sharer in his Misfortunes.


  • What I have yet been able to save, without this unexpected seizure, would be inadequate to your even decent maintenance, should any accident stop short its encrease.


  • These circumstances contributed strongly to encrease her intimacy with


  • As they advanced, she was struck to hear no encrease of noise, save from the nearer trampling of feet.


  • Violet-bank to spend the Easter holidays: but Cecilia, who was too much grieved at such perpetual encrease of unnecessary expences to have any enjoyment in new prospects of entertainment, had at present some business of her own which gave her full employment.


  • Mr Monckton, however, saw too great danger in so much emotion to trust her out of his sight: he told her, therefore, that she would only encrease her perplexity, without reaping any advantage, by an application to Mrs


  • Cecilia, who in observing these emotions felt both her curiosity and her compassion encrease, pressed her hand as she parted with it, and, when


  • Cecilia coloured high at this pointed reprehension; but feeling her disgust every moment encrease, determined to sustain herself with dignity, and at least not suffer him to perceive the triumph of his ostentation and rudeness.


  • The loss of fortune only serves to encrease the pride of the worthy

    The Vicar of Wakefield


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