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

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Examples

  • Project, tho 'he humour'd me out of Complaisance; for I had not let him know any thing of this Amour, supposing an Affront of this Kind might produce some fatal Accident; besides, my Pride would not permit me to let this Contempt of my Youth and Beauty be known to any.

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • Friend to divert me: If Ben Johnson or Hudibras had been there, I must have remained dull and ill − humour'd.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • Health, that first step to Happiness: Nay, I thought, if I had a Wife that was good − humour'd, how many other Disagreements soever she had belonged to her, I could make my self easie, and live honest, without considering that my Misbehaviour was the Cause of her ill Humour.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • I do not upbraid him: He was once worth a hundred thousand sesterstias, but has not now a hair of his head that is not engaged; nor, so help me Hercules, is it his own fault: There is not a better humour'd man than himself; but those rascally freed-men have cheated him of all: For know, when the pot boyls, and a man's estate declines, farewell friends.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • "Cut"; at which the musick sounding again, the carver humour'd it, and cut up the meat with such antick postures, you'd have thought him a carman fighting to an organ.

    The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

  • And without taking the least Notice of what he had perceiv'd, he seem'd more fond and good humour'd than ordinary towards his Lady; who on the contrary being now full of hopes she shou'd enjoy another that wou'd meet her Flames with equal Vigor, carry'd her self towards him with such a strange indifference as did but more confirm her Husband in his Jealousie:

    The London-Bawd: With Her Character and Life Discovering the Various and Subtle Intrigues of Lewd Women

  • And the good woman's reminiscence that while her lodger had money her doors were thundered at every morning between four and five by coachmen and chairmen; and her wish that that pleasant humour'd gentleman were "but a little soberer," finishes, we take it, the portrait of the Fielding of 1730.

    Henry Fielding: a Memoir

  • Do be more kindly humour'd and take me for your love.

    Folk Songs of French Canada

  • Page 34 good humour'd Man & not entering into their views, finds means to subdue the Garrison, and threshes the Ringleaders heartily --

    Journal of a Tour to North Carolina by William Attmore, 1787

  • And the good woman's reminiscence that while her lodger had money her doors were thundered at every morning between four and five by coachmen and chairmen; and her wish that that pleasant humour'd gentleman were “but a little soberer,” finishes, we take it, the portrait of the Fielding of 1730.

    Henry Fielding A Memoir

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