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  • n. Plural form of hest.

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Examples

  • I know naught save this, - to yield obedience to thy hests.

    The Suppliants

  • A curse on the and him that sent thee, hateful wretch! for that same tongue of thine hath oft announced its master's evil hests to these children's noble sire as well.

    The Heracleidae

  • Refusing her grand hests, [384-82] she did confine thee,

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8

  • Therefore, she had to suffer people like Mrs. O'Connor, not gladly, but with the resignation due to the hests of Providence which one must obey but may legitimately criticise.

    Mary, Mary

  • Look now about thee, Kriemhild,/who may thy hests attend.

    The Nibelungenlied Translated into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original

  • Refusing her grand hests, 25 she did confine thee,

    Act I. Scene II

  • The third time, govern well thy tenants, and maintain them in right and reason and be merciful to them in their rents and worldly merriments, and suffer not thy officers to do them wrong nor extortions, and chastise them in good manner that he rebel against God’s hests and virtuous living, more than for rebellion against thine own cause or person.

    Rules for Decent Living

  • IF thou be a lord, look thou live a rightful life in thine own person, both anent God and man, keeping the hests of God, doing the works of mercy, ruling well thy five wits, and doing reason and equity and good conscience to all men.

    Rules for Decent Living

  • Lords 'hests must be listened to with a quick ear.

    Ivanhoe

  • Peerless bowman, mighty monarch! nations still his hests obeyed,

    Maha-bharata The Epic of Ancient India Condensed into English Verse

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