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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To renounce; abjure; disown; abandon; deny.

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Examples

  • I shall raise another king that shall reny the crucifix, the which by my counsel and by my exhortment shall make thee to suffer so many torments that thou thyself shalt reny the crucifix.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • Julian called Quiriacus, and prayed him and exhorted him that he should reny the crucifix.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • Tranquillinus went to Polycarp and said to him all this, and brought him with S. Sebastian unto the provost and informed him in the faith, and he prayed them that he might have his health, and S. Sebastian said that he should first reny his idols and give him licence to break them, and then he should have his health.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Then the devil said to him: Reny then Jesu Christ, which said: I reny him.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Then S. Vincent turned to the judge, and said to Dacian: Thou hast holden unto now words to reny our faith, but know thou that it is great felony to the wisdom of christian men to blame and reny our christian faith.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Jesu Christ, but he did it for to comfort the christian men in their belief when they were in distress for to reny the faith for dread of tormenting their body.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • And when the provost heard that she was christian the provost was much glad because to have power on her, for then the christian people were in the will of the lord, and if they would not reny their God and their belief all their goods should be forfeited.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Thus all they that reny or despise Jesu Christ because he humbled himself for to save man, may in no wise escape from the death of hell.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • Alas caitiffs that we be, what thing is to us happened? how have ye hearts of iron? in what manner may ye so be hardened, so out of nature, and so cruel, that also despise your father and mother and refuse all your friends, chase away your wives, and reny and forsake your children, and with your will deliver yourselves for to die shamefully?

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • He went to Ravenna with Paulin that was judge of the country, and when he came thither he saw that this Paulin made a physician named Ursian to suffer many torments because he would not reny his faith, and at the last when they would have beheaded him he was so afraid that he would have renied God.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

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