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  • verb Present participle of graunt.


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  • When the feasting was finished, he caused a Ship to be furnished for them, graunting them license to depart from Geneway when they pleased; whither they returned most richly and joyfully, being welcomed home with great honour, especially Madam Genevra, whom every one supposed to be dead; and alwayes after, so long as she lived, shee was most famous for her manifold vertues.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Jewels, and rich presents, the one halfe of them he gave to her, and the other to Martuccio, graunting them license withall, to marry according to their owne mindes.

    The Decameron 2004

  • And to the ende that no man might doe or suffer any wrong in this kinde, that they woulde favour us so muche (if they meane to graunte this our petition) as to sende us notice, what comission or authority for graunting of landes they have given to eache [95] particular Governour in times paste.

    Colonial Records of Virginia Various

  • Island of Providence, Hereby giveing and graunting to the said Captain

    Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents 1898

  • [Sidenote: God grant us all to live and die well!] 21 This graunting god, that sitteth on hie, 1104 we shall here well lyue and after well die.

    Early English Meals and Manners Frederick James Furnivall 1867

  • Father Miller, thy daughter shall have honor by graunting me her love.

    Fair Em 1590

  • Venetians, as also to the subiects of the king of the Romanes, wee desire of your highnesse that the commendation of such singular courtesie may not bee so narrowly restrained to two or three men onely, but may be inlarged to all our subiects in generall, that thereby your highnesse goodnesse may appeare the more notable, by reason of the graunting of the same to a greater number of persons.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation 2003

  • Finally that by way of graunting the fame tliingjis conueyed to vs that pro - prely belongeth to God, is plaine by the wordes of lohn: Whofoe - uer is of God, faueth him felfe.

    The institution of christian religion 1578


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