Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of forbid.

Etymologies

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forbid + -eth

Examples

  • The Lord commanded us not to do harm, lest sin attach to us; wherefore it befitteth us to take compt of whatso is right to do, for that the Almighty biddeth us naught but good in all cases and forbiddeth us only from evil; but what we do, we do of our own design, be it fair or faulty.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now the Blind is the similitude of the body which seeth not save by the spirit, and the Cripple that of the soul, for that it hath no power of motion but by the body; the garden is the works, for which the creature is rewarded or punished, and the Overseer is the reason which biddeth to good and forbiddeth from evil.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Answered he, She hath threatened me with death and crucifixion and she forbiddeth me to write to her, but if

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “That in which Allah saith, ‘Verily, Allah enjoineth justice and the doing of good, and the giving unto kindred what shall be necessary; and He forbiddeth wickedness and iniquity and oppression’” 354 Q “Which is the most greedy?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • And he answered, “Our code forbiddeth us to pronounce judgement on the absent; whenas they are present, we will give our decision.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Quoth he, The law of Al – Islam forbiddeth sexual commerce save after a marriage before two legal witnesses, and a dowry and a guardian are also requisite.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For it is a contract, wherein one receiveth the benefit of life; the other is to receive money, or service for it, and consequently, where no other law (as in the condition of mere nature) forbiddeth the performance, the covenant is valid.

    Leviathan

  • There is therefore no other government in this life, neither of state nor religion, but temporal; nor teaching of any doctrine lawful to any subject which the governor both of the state and of the religion forbiddeth to be taught.

    Leviathan

  • But when the law that forbiddeth a fact is made before the fact be done, yet he that doth the fact is liable to the penalty ordained after, in case no lesser penalty were made known before, neither by writing nor by example, for the reason immediately before alleged.

    Leviathan

  • Secondly, of that which forbiddeth ingratitude: for seeing all sovereign power is originally given by the consent of every one of the subjects, to the end they should as long as they are obedient be protected thereby, the punishment of the innocent is a rendering of evil for good.

    Leviathan

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