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


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  • "stablishes"; Timothy and other ministers are but instruments (1Th 3: 2) in "stablishing."

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible 1871

  • Spirit which is sent and makes and stablishes and conserves, is not mere breath that dissolves, any more than the mouth of God is a bodily member.

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus 1898

  • _ Well, Brover Simon, you knows yourself I never has no dejection to splanifying how I rules my folks at home, and 'stablishes order dar when it's p'intedly needed; and 'fore gracious!

    The Wit of Women Fourth Edition Kate Sanborn 1878

  • "The younger sahib," answered the hermit, "understands not the meaning of a vow; which a man makes to his own hurt, perhaps, or to the hurt of another, or it may even be quite foolishly; but thereby he stablishes his life, while the days of other men go by in a flux of business.

    Hetty Wesley Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903

  • Hôs Danaoi Trôas menon empedon, oud 'ephebonto.]' But they stood, like the clouds which the Son of Kronos stablishes in calm upon the mountains, motionless, when the rage of the North and of all the fiery winds is asleep. '

    The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century Two Lectures delivered at the London Institution February 4th and 11th, 1884 John Ruskin 1859

  • Where cattel do not come, I find a good piece of rope, tyed fast about the neck of trees upon a wisp of straw to preserve it from galling, and the other end tightly strein’d to a hook or peg in the ground (as the shrouds in ships are fastened to the masts) sufficiently stablishes my trees against the western blasts without more trouble; for the winds of other quarters seldom infest us.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees John Evelyn 1663


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