Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of guerdon.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of guerdon.

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Examples

  • Moreover, he made distribution of money to the men-at-arms and gave guerdons, and the provincials abode in the city a full week ere they departed each to his own country and place.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Wherefore, since supported by the goodness of the aforesaid prince of worthy memory, we were able to requite a man well or ill, to benefit or injure mightily great as well as small, there flowed in, instead of presents and guerdons, and instead of gifts and jewels, soiled tracts and battered codices, gladsome alike to our eye and heart.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • To whichsoever of us shall prove the better men, will they fall as guerdons; and the gods themselves are the judges of the strife.

    Anabasis

  • _His_ reflection, then, would have been simply that he had thrown himself away, had bartered all he was and had been and might be -- all his culture, knowledge of the world, guerdons of gold and great renown -- for what?

    Browning's Heroines

  • Further, he presents to thee these small guerdons of our past estate, relics saved from burning Troy.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Lucha-sangre swords were splitting Moorish casques and winning guerdons.

    The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier

  • They were wearing the guerdons of many victories, but they fearfully assume that this last struggle will be beyond their strength, and so they turn back, and they lose all their guerdons in their retreat.

    The Friend on the Road and Other Studies in the Gospels

  • Wherefore, since supported by the goodness of the aforesaid prince of worthy memory, we were able to requite a man well or ill ... there flowed in, instead of presents and guerdons, and instead of gifts and jewels, soiled tracts and battered codices, gladsome alike to our eye and heart.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • Of the guerdons of life; yet, since thou cravest ever

    On the Nature of Things

  • Rome and Dea Flavia! the two priceless guerdons of the earth!

    "Unto Caesar"

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