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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dow.


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  • Their speech is often en - dowed with good manners, but there is also quiet mock - ery in their utterance and this is as finely sifted into their courtesies as powder into sand.

    The Gospel according to the Son Mailer, Norman 1997

  • This uni - verse, however ontological, was somehow also en - dowed with physical attributes of a uniform finite sphere (σψαι̃ρα), and as such it was continuous, indi - visible, unchangeable, and ungenerated and imper - ishable; whereas the Non-Being of Parmenides was only an obverse of Being, vacuous of determination, a sham polarity as it were.


  • But if richness needs gifts with which everyone is not en-dowed, simplicity by no means comes by nature.

    The Summing Up Maugham, W Somerset 1938

  • "W.dowed wife and wedded maid," occurs in Vanda's prophecy; Sir W. Scott's _The Betrothed_, ch. xv.

    Notes and Queries, Number 201, September 3, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc Various 1852

  • Winnet, the bedral, and howkit mair graves than ane in my day; but I left him in winter, for it was unco cald wark; and then it cam a green Yule, and the folk died thick and fast --- for ye ken a green Yule makes a fat kirkyard; and I never dowed to bide a hard turn o 'wark in my life --- sae aff I gaed, and left

    The Antiquary 1845

  • When there was any riot in the streets, I fled, and scougged myself at the chimney-lug as quickly as I dowed; and, rather than double a nieve to

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith David Macbeth Moir 1824

  • When there was any riot in the streets, I fled, and scougged myself at the chimley-lug as quickly as I dowed; and, rather than double a nieve to a schoolfellow, I pocketed many shabby epithets, got my paiks, and took the coucher's blow from laddies that could hardly reach up to my waistband.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself David Macbeth Moir 1824

  • Marian's Drew Sherkness pitched a four-inning three-hitter, and backed his cause with a home run, double and five RBI as the Colts dowed Weatherly 16-1.

    Sports news from 2010

  • A few talented writers en dowed with originality and exceptional animation, a few brilliant efforts, isolated, without following, interrupted and recommenced, did not suffice to endow a nation with a solid and imposing basis of literary wealth.

    Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian Various 1562

  • In the decline of li&, he took the mo - nastic habit, in a Benedictine abbey, which he bad richly en - dowed, wheve be laboured to acpiate the tins of his secuhir Ufc.

    Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical 1812


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