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

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Examples

  • Héerevpon all the waies and passages being forelaid and stopped by the enimies,

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (7 of 8) The Seventh Boke of the Historie of England

  • He resembles an excellent artificer, who in all his works of art has forelaid in his mind a perfect model of his intended fabric, before ever he sets the first hand to it.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII.

  • In order whereto that great fundamental is to be forelaid -- the belief that God is; as that which is prerequisite, upon which we have been insisting already.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • And being forelaid, this one general consideration will prove, that these books are the same that they were in Christ's and his apostles 'time, and cannot be otherwise; that is, that material alterations of them were altogether impossible.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • Pray do but take this, and weigh it well, as a thing needful here to be forelaid.

    The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A. with a Memoir of the Author. Vol. VI.

  • Thus He sweetneth the Water with a Wood, [28] preserveth the Creatures in the Ark, which the blast of His mouth might have as easily created; for God is like a skilful Geometrician, who, when more easily and with one stroak of his Compass he might describe or divide a right line, had yet rather do this in a circle or longer way, according to the constituted and forelaid principles of his Art. Yet this rule of His He doth sometimes pervert, to acquaint the World with His Prerogative, lest the arrogancy of our reason should question His power, and conclude He could not.

    Religio Medici

  • Thus He sweetneth the Water with a Wood, 28 preserveth the Creatures in the Ark, which the blast of His mouth might have as easily created; for GOD is like a skilful Geometrician, who, when more easily and with one stroak of his Compass he might describe or divide a right line, had yet rather do this in a circle or longer way, according to the constituted and forelaid principles of his Art. Yet this rule of His He doth sometimes pervert, to acquaint the World with His Prerogative, lest the arrogancy of our reason should question His power, and conclude He could not.

    The First Part: Paras 1-35

  • Thus he sweeteneth the water with a wood, preserveth the creatures in the ark, which the blast of his mouth might have as easily created; for God is like a skillful geometrician, who when more easily, and with one stroke of his compass, he might describe or divide a right line, had yet rather to do this in a circle or longer way, according to the constituted and forelaid principles of his art: yet this rule of his he doth sometimes pervert to acquaint the world with his prerogative, lest the arrogancy of our reason should question his power and conclude he could not.

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 6

  • Adelwold king Edwards brother.] doubt to be forelaid by the enimies.

    Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8) The Sixt Booke of the Historie of England

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