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

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Examples

  • But visions and dreams, whether natural or supernatural, are but phantasms: and he that painteth an image of any of them, maketh not an image of God, but of his own phantasm, which is making of an idol.

    Leviathan

  • Passion for power: which, however, mounteth alluringly even to the pure and lonesome, and up to self – satisfied elevations, glowing like a love that painteth purple felicities alluringly on earthly heavens.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Lucretia whom he never saw, but painteth the outward bewty of such a vertue.

    Defence of Poesie

  • Wherein he painteth not Lucretia whom he never saw, but painteth the outward beauty of such a virtue: for these third be they which most properly do imitate to teach and delight; and, to imitate, borrow nothing of what is, hath been, or shall be: but range, only reined with learned discretion, into the divine consideration of what may be, and should be.

    English literary criticism

  • But when we liken an humane person to another in countenaunce, stature, speach or other qualitie, it is not called bare resemblance, but resemblaunce by imagerie or pourtrait, alluding to the painters terme, who yeldeth to th'eye a visible representation of the thing he describes and painteth in his table.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Who saith: I will build me a wide house, and large chambers: who openeth to himself windows, and maketh roofs of cedar, and painteth them with vermilion.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete

  • He that with devotion painteth on the walls (of his house) a likeness of myself endued with youth and in the midst of children, must have prosperity in his abode; otherwise a household must sustain decay and destruction.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Sabha Parva

  • Then he said to them that were with him: In truth I say to you that God shall set this woman in witness against us in the doom, because that she so busily painteth her for to please worldly friends and lovers, when we be negligent for to please the heavenly spouse, our Lord God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5

  • Passion for power: which, however, mounteth alluringly even to the pure and lonesome, and up to self-satisfied elevations, glowing like a love that painteth purple felicities alluringly on earthly heavens.

    Thus Spake Zarathustra

  • But Visions, and Dreams whether naturall, or supernaturall, are but Phantasmes: and he that painteth an Image of any of them, maketh not an Image of God, but of his own Phantasm, which is, making of an Idol.

    Leviathan

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