from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of sphere.


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  • What kinds of things count as “power” in his sense of “the multiplicity of force relations immanent in the speere in which they operate and which constitute their own organization” and which do not?

    What the Foucault?

  • Hee soughte hys waie for flyghte; botte Ælla's speere

    The Rowley Poems

  • Hys speere a sonne-beame, and his sheelde a starre,

    The Rowley Poems

  • Yett notte a speere of hemm [24] hath grete mie syghte.

    The Rowley Poems

  • Hys talle speere sheenynge as the starres at nyghte, 745

    The Rowley Poems

  • Hys longe sharpe speere, hys spreddynge sheelde ys gon,

    The Rowley Poems

  • But I would speere one worde further yet, concerning his appearing to them in prison, which is this.


  • The next question that I would speere, is likewise concerning this first of these two kindes of spirites that ye haue conjoyned: and it is this; ye knowe how it is commonly written and reported, that amongst the rest of the sortes of spirites that followes certaine persons, there is one more monstrous nor al the rest: in respect as it is alleaged, they converse naturally with them whom they trouble and hauntes with: and therefore I would knowe in two thinges your opinion herein: First if suche a thing can be: and next if it be: whether there be a difference of sexes amongst these spirites or not.



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