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


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  • And therefore Lucretius without impeachment versifies his


  • Cleopatra is admittedly no ordinary woman; Plutarch's description of her first meeting with Antony, which Shakespeare versifies nearly word for word, freely grants that she is supremely skilful at being seductive.


  • Englishman as his language sufficiently proves, yet versifies in French, in the fourteenth century, a history of England from the creation of the world to the death of Edward I.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • [42] A grammarian of the fifth century A.D., who merely versifies

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • And therefore Lucretius without impeachment versifies his epicurism to Memius, and had the honor to be set forth the second time by Cicero so great a father of the commonwealth; although himself disputes against that opinion in his own writings.

    Areopagitica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing: Paras 1-19

  • 'The Glove' merely versifies a simple incident of a brave knight whose courage is put to an inhuman test by his lady-love; he brings her glove from among the 'horrible cats', and then contemptuously cuts her acquaintance.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • Shakspere in one scene in the TEMPEST versifies a passage from the prose of Florio's translation of Montaigne's chapter OF THE CANNIBALS has been recognised by all the commentators since Capell (1767), who detected the transcript from a reading of the French only, not having compared the translation.

    Montaigne and Shakspere

  • The _Romance of Julius Cæsar_ (in alexandrine verse), the work of a certain Jacot de Forest, writing in the second half of the thirteenth century, versifies, with some additions from the

    A History of French Literature Short Histories of the Literatures of the World: II.

  • Without emotion, without reverence, but with keen relishing appreciation, he versifies Pyrrha's golden curls, and Lycoris 'low forehead -- feminine beauties both to a Roman eye -- and


  • "The Twins" versifies a story told by Martin Luther in his "Table Talk," in which the saying, "Give and it shall be given unto you," is quaintly personified by the

    Dramatic Romances


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