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n.1.Use; practice; exercise.
Let us be sure of this, to put the best in ure
That lies in us.
- Chapman.
v. t.1.To use; to exercise; to inure; to accustom by practice.
The French soldiers . . . from their youth have been practiced and ured in feats of arms.
- Sir T. More.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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miself ure onur nose I kant bee of ani farder sarvis to u in that
He stood in a conspicuous place not far from the auctioneer, with a fore-finger in each side-pocket and his head thrown backward, not caring to speak to anybody, though he had been cordially welcomed as a connoiss ure by Mr.
Ladislaw, yes; this interests you as a connoiss ure , I think.
Of course this novice's report lacked whoop and crash and lurid description, and therefore wanted the true ring; but its antique wording was quaint and sweet and simple, and full of the fragrances and flavors of the time, and these little merits made up in a meas- ure for its more important lacks.
The lines of her fig- ure, the rare coloring of skin and hair and eyes, triumphed over shabby clothing, though, had the advantage of artistic apparel been given her, the little world of Wareham would probably at once have dubbed her a beauty.
He would at times seem to take great pleas- ure in whipping a slave.
There was an amount of pleas- ure to him in watching the wild march of this vindication.
Something had to drive him out of the New York room to live out his life an obscure, jerky little fig- ure, bobbing up and down on the streets of an Ohio town at evening when the sun was going down be- hind the roof of Wesley Moyer's livery barn.
He did not vent- ure again until he had found it, and by that time the other boys were tired and ready to rest.
And then the fig ure of Hermann's niece appeared before my mind's eye, with the wealth of her opulent form, her rich youth, her lavish strength.
Captain Hagberd's movements showed no infirmity: he walked stiffly in his suit of canvas, a quaint and remarkable fig- ure; only his eyes wandered more furtively perhaps than of yore.