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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of stead.


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  • At the edge hereof their way-leader, the sergeant, bade draw rein, and said: Lords, we are now in the lands of the Red Hold, and therein is mickle peril and dread to any save stout hearts as ye be; but meseems we are so steaded, that whatever may come out of the Black Valley of the Greywethers to the Red Hold, ye now may scarce miss.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles 2007

  • Which since have steaded much; so, of his gentleness,

    The Tempest 2004

  • He steaded his weapon on Tamura as she made a move to unsling her canteen.

    Pawns and Symbols Majliss Larson 2000

  • He steaded it, placing one hand upon the other on the hilt.

    Rogue Of Gor Norman, John, 1931- 1982

  • Which since have steaded [378-49] much; so, of his gentleness,

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles Herbert Sylvester

  • Which since have steaded much; so, of his gentleness,

    Act I. Scene II. The Tempest 1914

  • Which since have steaded much; 17 so, of his gentleness, 192

    Act I. Scene II 1909

  • Later, one Jethro Simsby, a Mormon deserter, set up his rod and staff on the banks of the creek, home-steaded a quarter-section of the sage-brush plain, and in due time came to be known as the Dry Creek cattle king.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde 1893

  • In due time it was "home-steaded" The chapel and graveyard were ultimately deeded back; and when the Landmarks Club took hold it was agreed that the ruins "revert to their proper ownership, the church."

    The Old Franciscan Missions Of California George Wharton James 1890

  • 'Twas granted him not that ever the edge of iron at all could help him at strife: too strong was his hand, so the tale is told, and he tried too far with strength of stroke all swords he wielded, though sturdy their steel: they steaded him nought.

    Beowulf Anonymous 1887


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