Definitions

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

Etymologies

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forbid +‎ -est

Examples

  • From thy speech can be gathered two feelings; and one of them witnesses to thy cowardice and the other to thy ill will: inasmuch as thou forbiddest us the use of the wealth because of the enemy, and also thinkest it better that we should serve thee needy than rich.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • O almighty and merciful Creator and good Lord, be merciful to me for my poor sins, and help me that I may overcome all temptations and shameful lusts, and may be able to avoid utterly, in thought and deed, what Thou forbiddest, and give me grace to do and to hold all that Thou hast commanded.

    Light, Life, and Love : selections from the German mystics of the middle ages

  • "That will I never ask, Sire," she said submissively; "but though thou forbiddest me to think of him, my heart yearns for Scotland, the country that he told me of, and if 'tis thy will that I marry and live in

    Tales From Scottish Ballads

  • They said, "O Saleh! our hopes were fixed on thee till now: 11 forbiddest thou us to worship what our fathers worshipped?

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • They made reply: ‘O Ṣáliḥ, our hopes were fixed on thee until now; forbiddest thou us to worship that which our fathers worshipped?

    The Kitáb-i-Íqán

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