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


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  • How often had we talked large (we were very young!) of our sublimities and potentialities, how often had we pictured tragedies of sur render and greatened in the speaking!

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Then he greatened his turband172 and sat down at the door of the school; and when the people, who passed by, saw his huge head-gear and tablets and scrolls, they thought he must be a very learned pedagogue; so they brought him their children; and he would say to this, “Write,” and to that “Read”; and thus the little ones taught each other.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Many who are really holy may have the double disadvantage, first, to be under such circumstances as will frequently draw out their natural infirmities, and then to have them greatened and heightened in the apprehension of them with whom they have to do; which was actually the case of David all his days, and of Hannah, 1 Sam. i.


  • Elfrida had turned paler, and her eyes greatened with excitement.

    A Daughter of To-Day

  • And understand that through life my love will follow you ... a love greatened, I trust, by what little I do in the great cause ....

    The Nine-Tenths

  • They were good blankets, of most marvellous thickness and warmth, and her pride in them was greatened in that they had been come by so cheaply.

    The Master of Mystery

  • They greatened and grew, with the aid of steam, to a wonderful, vast array,

    The Red Flower Poems Written in War Time

  • Our lives would thus be greatened and strengthened, even as

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

  • We are often tempted to identify our foes with God's, without having taken the preliminary step of having so yielded ourselves to be His servants and instruments for carrying forward His will, as that our own wills have become a vanishing quantity, or rather have been ennobled and greatened in proportion as they have been moulded in submission to

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

  • Our love is hallowed and greatened in the love of Christ.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Second Corinthians, Galatians, and Philippians Chapters I to End. Colossians, Thessalonians, and First Timothy.


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