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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of greaten.


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  • The problem is: How may it be directed so that the sum of its happiness greatens?

    The Kempton-Wace Letters 2010

  • Unnamed fragrances steal upon the senses and the soul revels and greatens.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters 2010

  • The birds sing to it, and the wind caresses it, and it feels the sunshine, and greatens where it grows.

    Drolls From Shadowland

  • Though love greatens and even glorifies, she knew there was much in him waste, with many a weed, and plenty of passions run to seed, but a little good grain too.

    An Introduction to the Study of Robert Browning's Poetry Hiram Corson 1869

  • The desire for more of Christ's grace will stretch its capacity, and as its capacity increases the inflowing gift greatens, and a larger Christ fills the larger room of my poor heart.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. John Chapters I to XIV Alexander Maclaren 1868

  • Fear greatens and redoubles every evil, it stretches the shadow, and enlarges the suspicion: but blood must not be shed upon surmise.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII. 1634-1716 1823

  • A resolution not contented with one single stroke of disobedience, but such a one as multiplies and repeats the action, till the offence greatens and rises into an affront; and as it relates to God, so I conceive it strikes at him in a threefold respect.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI. 1634-1716 1823

  • And every affront to a king greatens and enlarges, according to the condition of the person that is offended; a blow given to majesty, an injury done to the throne, it is presently stampt with a new superscription: every offence is treason, and every stubbornness becomes rebellion.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI. 1634-1716 1823

  • For there is no doubt, but an evil choice (the thing here meant by malice) is that which greatens the impiety and guilt of an action into the nature of presumption; which action, done out of a sudden incogitancy, might pass for but a weakness, and so stand rated at a much lower pitch of guilt.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. V. 1634-1716 1823

  • And therefore being committed against an infinite majesty, it greatens, and rises to the height of an infinite demerit.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VII. 1634-1716 1823


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