Definitions

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

Etymologies

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leap +‎ -est

Examples

  • To him good Aeneas speaks in bitter words: 'Lucagus, no slackness in thy coursers' flight hath betrayed thee, or vain shadow of the foe turned them back; thyself thou leapest off the harnessed wheels. '

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • And when the king saw one come hurling over his head he said: Fellow, what art thou, and what is the cause thou leapest out at that window?

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 1

  • O lithe Temptation, thou swift tropical tiger of most rare exquisite spots, thou art never more dangerous than when thou hast just retired before a human eye into thy jungle, as if the eye-glance had conquered thee; for then, when the man hath twice gratulated himself, and whilst he is stooping to pluck one of thy jungle-flowers to crown his victory withal, then thou leapest!

    Tiger-Lilies. A Novel.

  • Light though thou be, thou leapest out of darkness; but I am darkness leaping out of light, leaping out of thee!

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • I stand upon thy banks where thou leapest the rocks of Saint Antoine, and with bold frothing current cleavest thy way to the south.

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

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