Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular simple present form of lay

Etymologies

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lay + -est

Examples

  • If thou be layest in the ground don't think you're down for good you'll soon be seen again, in parts, in people, plants or wood

    PALTRY POULTRY POETRY: A Collection of Unprose From the Mind of a Senile Teen

  • Ease your hand, man, and let him rise; take leisure, and in half an hour thou layest him on the bank.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • For verily thou layest down to sleep last night with thy mind occupied anent marriage and troubled with the talk of it (Allah damn marriage and the hour when I spake of it and curse him who counselled it!); and without doubt or diffidence I can say that being moved in mind by the mention of wedlock thou dreamedst that a handsome young lady embraced thee and didst fancy thou sawest her when awake.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • By the Almighty, we sent none to thee last night, but thou layest alone, with the door locked on thee and the eunuch sleeping behind it, nor did there come to thee young lady or any other.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • On me thou layest load of love the heaviest while I feel So feeble grown that under weight of chemisette I swerve.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For the very layest on this, we go live to Miami and CNN's Susan Candiotti -- Susan.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2007

  • And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Coragio then, my brave guest! for if thou layest a petition from Sir Hugh at the foot of the throne, bucklered by the story of thine own wrongs, the favourite Earl dared as soon leap into the Thames at the fullest and deepest, as offer to protect Varney in a cause of this nature.

    Kenilworth

  • By this time, Nello being come againe unto them, they all returned home with Calandrino unto his owne house, whereinto he entering very faintly, hee saide to his Wife: Woman, make my Bed presently ready, for I feele my selfe to be growne extreamely sicke, and see that thou layest cloathes enow upon me.

    The Decameron

  • And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favor in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

    Numbers 11.

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