v. t. & i.1.To die, or cause to die; to perish. See Starve.
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According to a press release, the delegation was headed by Prof Vincent Emery and comprised Faye Taylor, Jackie Killeen, Dr Fiaz Hussain, Sarrah Parvez, Maarya Rehman and Sterve Thomas.
And rather be in blame a lite ifounde Than sterve here as a gnat, withouten wounde.
STILL WAITING: Sterve's parents Norman and Pat, and, right, Steve in his Liverpool FC shirt
For, as by wey of possibilitee, Sith thou art at thy large, of prisoun free, And art a lord, greet is thyn avauntage Moore than is myn, that sterve here in a cage.
Only a chaste lover could have escaped such a fate: [For] he that doeth in vertue his lady serve, Ne willes but what unto her honor longes, He never standes in cruel point to sterve: He feleth not the panges, ne raging thronges Of blind Cupide: he lives not in despeir (IV.
And whoso thorgh presumpcioun, Or hate, or skorn, or thorgh envye, Dispit, or jape, or vilanye Mysdeme hyt, pray I Jesus God That (dreme he barefot, dreme he shod), That every harm that any man Hath had syth the world began Befalle hym therof or he sterve, And graunte he mot hit ful deserve, Lo, with such a conclusion As had of his avision Cresus, that was kyng of Lyde, That high upon a gebet dyde.
(6) Only twice in the love poetry: when Wyatt complains to a woman who has torn "The weeping paper that to you I sent / Whereof each letter was written with a tear" (125.3-4); and when, writing from abroad, he imagines the woman receiving the poem as a letter: "When she hath read and seen the dread wherein I sterve, / Between her breasts she shall thee put; there shall she thee reserve" (76.97-98--translating RVF 37, though this particular imagining is Wyatt's addition).
And so hool, swete, as I am youres al, And so gret wil as I have yow to serve, Now certes, and ye lete me thus sterve, Yit have ye wonne theron but a smal.
in 2113-14, 2125-27, 2165-75; and May's damning "I prey to God that never dawe the day / That I ne sterve, as foule as womman may, / If evere I do unto my kyn that shame ..." (2195 ff.).
Indeed, when Troilus offers to return Pandarus's favors and to help his friend with his problems in love ("Now blisful Venus helpe, er that I sterve, / Of the, Pandare, I mowe som thank deserve" [1.
Translated by Dryden from Satyr 1 as "[Virtue is] but dryly Prais'd, and Sterves,"(33) the quotation is truncated so that Defoe (represented in portraiture) is aligned with the elided "Virtue"; and the motto is positioned just where the frontispiece to Clarendon's History displays its verbal pendant, "Edward, Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England.