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  • v. To adorn (as if) with gems

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To adorn with gems, or as with gems.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To adorn with gems, or as with gems; stud with gems, or anything suggesting them.


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  • He sat reading them for a good half of the day, out of admiration for the poets who had written them, but also so as, during the rest of his time, to begem with quotations the letters which he wrote to his friends in his native village.

    The Guermantes Way

  • Time was, when a stage manager would spend hundreds of thousands of francs to begem with real emeralds the throne upon which a great actress would play the part of an empress.

    The Captive

  • He begem brushing off the dirt and cobwebs, shaking bits of bark out of his white hair.

    Dragons Of Summer Flame

  • "Indeed it did not," he thought bitterly, and not for the first time he missed something in her -- some spirit of simplicity, freshness, flower-bloom, and purity that he had sought for, seen in many women, and found elusive, as the frost finds the bloom of flowers he would begem.

    Doom Castle

  • Its children will be as the grains of sand that bar the ocean's waves, or the stars that begem the vault of night.

    Love to the Uttermost Expositions of John XIII.-XXI.

  • I beg for each and all of you confirmations and assistance from the threshold of oneness, so that those gatherings may become ignited like unto candles, in the republics of America, enkindling the light of the love of God in the hearts; thus the rays of the heavenly teachings may begem and brighten the states of America like the infinitude of immensity with the stars of the Most Great Guidance.

    Tablets of the Divine Plan


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