Definitions

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

Etymologies

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lead + -est

Examples

  • “I follow thee” said Hereward, stung with the insinuation of cowardice; “but if thou leadest me into a snare, thy free talk shall not save thy bones, if a thousand of thy complexion, from earth or hell, were standing ready to back thee.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • O glorious King of martyr hosts, thou crown that each confessor boasts, who leadest to celestial day the saints who cast earth's joys away.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Give ear, O Thou that rulest Israel: Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Chapter 80 1. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • ‘So shall thy body be, young man, if thou leadest me astray in this.’

    Lorna Doone

  • Sir Meliagrance: Slay not my noble knights, and I will go with thee upon this covenant, that thou save them, and suffer them not to be no more hurt, with this, that they be led with me wheresomever thou leadest me, for I will rather slay myself than I will go with thee, unless that these my noble knights may be in my presence.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

  • “Then I do not desire to have thee for godfather,” said the man; “thou deceivest men and leadest them astray.”

    Household Tales

  • Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubim, Ex. 25.22 shine forth.

    Psalms 80.

  • For it is thou, O Lord, that hast power of life and death, and leadest down to the gates of death, and bringest back again:

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 25: Wisdom The Challoner Revision

  • Having said this, he then proceeded to the ocean -- the lord of rivers, -- accompanied by sages, ripe in the practice of penances, and also by the deities, O thou who leadest an excellent life!

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Vana Parva, Part 1

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