Definitions

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  • verb archaic second-person singular present active indicative of keep

Etymologies

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keep + -est

Examples

  • Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.

    The Dor�� Gallery of Bible Illustrations

  • Holderness — Why, what! because thou art a misproud bird, and despiseth thine own natural lineage, and rufflest in unpaid silks and velvets, and keepest company with gallants and cutters, must we lose our memory for that?

    The Monastery

  • But take my advice, and whilst thou travellest under an English pennon, take heed that thou keepest off this conversation in the hall and kitchen, where perhaps the soldier may be less tolerant than the officer; and now, in a word, what is thy legend of this Dangerous

    Castle Dangerous

  • I am not sure whether to keep or let them go; dangling at my side they thus will say, "With us didst thou destroy children and wife; we are thy children's slayers, and thou keepest us."

    Heracles

  • King, “Allah confound thee, thou unluckiest of flying things! thou keepest me from drinking, and thou deprivest thyself also, and the horse.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I am not sure whether to keep or let them go; dangling at my side they thus will say, "With us didst thou destroy children and wife; we are thy children's slayers, and thou keepest us."

    Heracles

  • So she pulled off her outer boot and cried at her husband, Is this how thou keepest the contract between us?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • “For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keepest the law; but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Christian as he was, to observe all the ceremonies of the Old Law, in order — say they — “that all may know that those things whereof they were informed concerning thee are nothing, but that thou thyself also walkest orderly and keepest the law.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • If thou keepest them not, thou wilt never be able to keep any.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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