Definitions

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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of keep..

Etymologies

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From keep +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • In the old copy, "keepeth" is erroneously repeated.

    A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 1

  • People passing the gate of Harvard University would continue to read "open ye the gates that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in" Isaiah 26:2.

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  • He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

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  • It isth good, Joshua, for it keepeth mine rind so very soft and shiny.

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  • A truce then to thy sorrowing, and cease to be wroth with thy husband; for God's ways with man are not what we expect, and those whom he loves, he keepeth safe; yea, for this day hath seen thy daughter dead and brought to life again.

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • I am guarding 'neath my wing as a bird keepeth her tender chicks under her.

    Heracles

  • And quoth they, “He is in a plight past telling, and hath shut his door and keepeth the house.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Moreover, to each Pyramid there is a guardian treasurer who keepeth watch over it and wardeth it, to all eternity, against the ravages of time and the shifts of events; and indeed the marvels of these Pyramids astound all who have sight and insight.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Replied Hubub, “O Nazarene, if she heard thee speak thus, she would slay thee, or else she would kill herself, for she is the daughter of a Zealot318 of the Jews nor is there her like amongst them: she hath no need of money and she keepeth herself ever cloistered, discovering not her case to any.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When he ended his extempore song she said, “O Masrur, whoso religiously keepeth his faith and hath eaten our bread and salt, it behoveth us to give him his due; so put away from thee all thought of what hath been and I will restore thee thy lands and houses and all we have taken from thee.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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