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  • v. Past participle of foredo


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  • You are indeed foredone" "But Aldis made no move to approach her and for that Loyse was thankful.

    Web Of The Witch World

  • It was as though, weary and foredone, he dismissed the young fellows to the logic of events -- to life itself -- for response, explanation, or punishment.

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • The Paynim hastened to the dungeon, and brought forth the Count, bearded, unkempt and foredone.

    French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France

  • What living man cares for such niceties when the real problem stares him in the face, of how practically to meet a world foredone, with no possibilities left in it?

    Familiar Letters of William James I

  • And thus I (aloft and at mine ease) and the fat fellow trotting breathless at the wheel we went awhile (and never another word) until, what with fear of losing his goods, what with the mud and heat and sweat, the poor gross fool looked wellnigh spent and all foredone (as I had seen many a better man than he), whereupon I brought the waggon to

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure

  • So at last, panting and all foredone, came I among these rocks and saw them open to a narrow cleft that gave upon a gorge a-bloom with flowers, a very paradise; and here, close to hand, a little pool fed by a rill or spring that bubbled up amid these mossy rocks.

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance

  • ‘Thou lubber, better for thee that thou wert not now, nor ever hadst been born, if indeed thou tremblest before this man, and art so terribly afraid; an old man too he is, and foredone with the travail that is come upon him.

    Book XVIII

  • ‘Friends, an old man and foredone with travail may in on wise fight with a younger.

    Book XVIII

  • ‘“Hardy art thou, Odysseus, of might beyond measure, and thy limbs are never weary; verily thou art fashioned all of iron, that sufferest not thy fellows, foredone with toil and drowsiness, to set foot on shore, where we might presently prepare us a good supper in this sea-girt island.

    Book XII

  • And from the sea shall thine own death come, the gentlest death that may be, which shall end thee foredone with smooth old age, and the folk shall dwell happily around thee.

    Book XI


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