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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of forespend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Already spent; gone by; past.
- adj. See forspent.
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“Nay, thou shalt not need,” said the traveller; “if it indeed be as thou sayest, I will follow thee of free-will — the rather that I am not wholly unskilled in leech-craft, and have in my scrip that which may do thy friend a service — Yet walk more slowly, I pray thee, for I am already well-nigh forespent with travel.”
Were lost; forespent with breathless speed some pass
And towards himself, his goodness forespent on us,
Bitter ruing our imprisonment, With toil forespent he threw
Gawain the elder in like manner, and when they had eaten they went to lie down and fell on sleep, for right sore weary were they and forespent of the many buffets they had given and received, and they slept until the morrow.
With fainting hearts and hands forespent with toil,
XIV died; here the chamber in which poor Louis XV ended so gloomily his life forespent to pleasure.
Fifty Years in the Gospel Ministry from 1864 to 1914. Twenty-seven Years in the Pastorate; Sixteen Years' Active Service as Chaplain in the U. S. Army; Seven Years Professor in Wilberforce University; Two Trips to Europe; A Trip in Mexico.
"Nay, thou shalt not need," said the traveller; "if it indeed be as thou sayest, I will follow thee of free-will -- the rather that I am not wholly unskilled in leech-craft, and have in my scrip that which may do thy friend a service -- Yet walk more slowly, I pray thee, for I am already well-nigh forespent with travel."