v. t.1.To lie in ambush for.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Although "Theologicke vertues" reside at this tower, at war with them are allegorized sins "With thousands more, who assiduatly waite / This your Imperiall Fort to insidiate" (C3).
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Heywood also describes a further type of drunkard, those that are "said to bee drunke as Foxes, and those are they who Insidiate men in their Cups, and urge others, quaffing and healthing for no other purpose then to intrap them in their speeches, and bring them into trouble, or to catch some advantage of their words, thereby to supplant them in their estates, and such may bee call'd Pollitick Drunkards" (Philocothonista, 5).
I flussi migratori, alcuni dal tono biblico, sono delle vere e proprie fughe da una realta incandescente verso altre realta meno insidiate dalla miseria ma non necessariamente toccate dallo stato di grazia.