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  • Without asking my pal the personal questions, verboten even between friends, I had to guess that her multiple stints in prison were due to her addiction.†   (source)
  • We ate, chewed over our separate stints on the force, and the ups and downs of being married or single.†   (source)
  • Before that, his career with horses stretched back to boyhood, with stints as a deer hunter, sheep-ranch foreman, mountain-lion tracker.†   (source)
  • Alan had spent a few decades with bikes, then bounced around between a dozen or so other stints, consulting, helping companies compete through ruthless efficiency, robots, lean manufacturing, that kind of thing.†   (source)
  • The vacation is nearly over, the stints are all done, and we are ever so glad that we didn't dawdle.†   (source)
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  • Except for a short, unhappy stint at UCLA (he dropped out after a single semester, to his father's lasting dismay), two extended visits with his parents, and a winter in San Francisco (where he insinuated himself into the company of Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, and the painter Maynard Dixon), Ruess would spend the remainder of his meteoric life on the move, living out of a backpack on very little money, sleeping in the dirt, cheerfully going hungry for days at a time.†   (source)
  • After a brief stint running a plastics business in Albuquerque, he and Cecy moved to his boyhood hometown, La Porte, Indiana, where they eventually took jobs at a junior high, Allen teaching science, Cecy teaching English.†   (source)
  • The slow procession looked like some ancient, mysterious rite as partner sought out partner on the windowless stairs, and silent pairs threaded through the corridors in the flickering light of crooked, color-striped candles (the product of Turtle's stint at summer camp).†   (source)
  • He didn't stint.†   (source)
  • This is not so illogical if you realize three things: that a stint in India will beat the restlessness out of any living creature; that a little money can go a long way there; and that a novel set in Portugal in 1939 may have very little to do with Portugal in 1939.†   (source)
  • He hoped that he might be returned to the county jail after his thirty-day stint at the hospital, but instead he was returned to death row.†   (source)
  • As a result of these efforts, I endured a brief stint filling in on a night shift at a chicken processing factory (it gave me nightmares for weeks), and two days at a training session as a "home energy adviser."†   (source)
  • I had a comfortable job that I preferred to a stint in Azkaban.†   (source)
  • The fact that he failed to mention his stint in juvi makes me question his ability to be forthcoming.†   (source)
  • Finally, on one hot afternoon, Kit and Judith finished their stint of onion rows a little early, and as they trudged back along the dusty path, Kit looked across the fields to the roof of the lopsided house by Blackbird Pond and knew that she could not pass by one more time.†   (source)
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  • Bill Joy: November 8, 1954 Joy would go on, after his stint at Berkeley, to become one of the four founders of Sun Microsystems, one of the oldest and most important of Silicon Valley's software companies.†   (source)
  • After a few hours' stint here, I'd deal with the third clue.†   (source)
  • In March 2005, my dad had a second heart attack, which led to pneumonia and another stint in the ICU.†   (source)
  • But that grueling stint in the hospital snapped our pride like a dry twig and taught us how to be humble enough to accept help from other people, physically, emotionally, and financially.†   (source)
  • I worked a straight ten hours a day, took a break for some vigorous exercise followed by a meal and a nap, and then returned to my writing table for another eight-hour stint.†   (source)
  • This calming visualization had been the only way he had managed to survive a recent stint in an enclosed MRI machine ....that and a triple dose of Valium.†   (source)
  • She has been in Kabul for a year now, her third stint, this time with a small NGO, working at the hospital and running a mobile clinic on Mondays.†   (source)
  • And if the liberal media and political community cannot accept that sometimes the wrong people get killed in war, then I can only suggest they first grow up and then serve a short stint up in the Hindu Kush.†   (source)
  • A Princeton professor of political economy named Walter Wyckoff disguised himself as an unskilled laborer and spent a year traveling and working among the nation's growing army of unemployed men, including a stint at Jackson Park.†   (source)
  • This is my seventh newspaper in a thirty-year career that included a four-year stint at Time magazine.†   (source)
  • Luma enjoyed the relative calm and quiet of the mountains, but there were moments during her stint in Appalachia that only served to reinforce her sense of isolation.†   (source)
  • I saw your sympathy for Denis when I offered him to you; you die when you kill, as if you feel that you deserve to die, and you stint on nothing.†   (source)
  • It was a six-year program (although he did not re-enlist after his four-year stint).†   (source)
  • But even as alcoholics are drawn to the state liquor store after a stint on the wagon, they always came back to each other.†   (source)
  • He had just finished a stint rowing and a cold, jagged ache permeated his right shoulder.†   (source)
  • Although I do not want to stint on the loveliness of the City of Light, the most important event that occurred while I was in France was that the government announced the suspension of the State of Emergency.†   (source)
  • Thus began my brief stint as a lone singer-songwriter about town, playing in coffeehouses, mostly.†   (source)
  • The male's stint with the See Weeds had come between them, but he'd chosen to be human because he guessed his partner from the Mists Planet would be drawn to these warm-blooded hosts.†   (source)
  • I asked, figuring maybe a short stint would explain him actually liking it.†   (source)
  • He went to medical school at Columbia and did a stint for the air force in South Korea.†   (source)
  • Erroneously thought to be nicknamed "John-John"—that name was fabricated by the press—John Jr. attended college at Brown and then went on to the New York University School of Law, which eventually led to a short stint in the Manhattan district attorney's office.†   (source)
  • Stint (He wasn't concentrating.)†   (source)
  • He's up for renewal for a second three-year stint in a few months.†   (source)
  • "I've done my stint," he said to Kelley when they reunited.†   (source)
  • We started talking about the Red Sox and her stint as a volunteer on Kerry's last senatorial campaign.†   (source)
  • But not long afterward, Ophelia received another letter: "My stint down here at the hospital isn't turning out exactly as I thought it would.†   (source)
  • He does not stint himself, this Renly, she thought as she looked about.†   (source)
  • You left home at age twelve and spent the next fifteen years training with a long list of terrorists, including a two-year stint in an Al Qaeda training camp.†   (source)
  • I did my stint in food service just like everybody else, wore the polyester pants with pride.†   (source)
  • I am sure we are all grateful for your wisdom in these matters, but Mr. Hadfield said we must not stint here, and surely Edward's father, God rest him, did leave me in purse to handle the expense.†   (source)
  • Away from the laugh riot that had been our stint in south Florida.†   (source)
  • "They" did not stint where protection was involved-the guards down the hall from his office and on the roof of the building, to say nothing of a temporary receptionist bearing arms as well as a strange computer, attested to their concern.†   (source)
  • Though he'd known better, it had happened to him often enough, even after his first stint overseas.†   (source)
  • She said she knew that "my little stint with popularity had become all consuming for me, but that it probably wouldn't last forever."†   (source)
  • One stint.†   (source)
  • He wasn't a man to stint on his equipment, nor was he one to take the easy way and pay to have his body sculpted, his muscles toned, his organs flushed.†   (source)
  • Si served in the army for twenty-four years, including a stint in Vietnam.†   (source)
  • The Alabama stint explained Yousef's American English.†   (source)
  • Abby had already done the usual grandmother stint—taken off work to keep Deb while Jeannie was in the hospital, and stopped by frequently afterwards to offer help with errands and laundry.†   (source)
  • He returned to Savannah as a wounded hero in 1944, went to work for Belk's department store, and married a girl from Dahlonega, Georgia, who worked in the perfume department after a brief stint in notions.†   (source)
  • He spent several years inside the GID's secret prisons, including a stint in the notorious desert fortress at al-Jafr.†   (source)
  • I this island there is sleep without stint or measure, and sleep in which no faintest footfall of a dream was ever heard.†   (source)
  • I have set myself a stint to read the third volume half out.†   (source)
  • A stint to be got through before it is time to go home.†   (source)
  • He didn't stint on the work he assigned.†   (source)
  • When he was introduced to Puller he said, "I pulled one stint in the Air Force.†   (source)
  • A stint with Islamic Relief, working in refugee camps in Kurdistan.†   (source)
  • And she said I looked like a good worker who would pull my weight, and we would get along fine together; and she'd had two other situations, and if you had to hire yourself out as a servant, it was as well at Parkinsons' as anywhere, as they did not stint on the meals.†   (source)
  • Nathaniel says he's more than a little impressed by the mustachioed Snyder's thirty-three-year stint with a great orchestra.†   (source)
  • She had run across him three years ago, after her stint in Europe, while attending a British-organized conference in Toronto.†   (source)
  • The experience—plus a stint as an independent evaluator of aid programs—fed in Molly a suspicion of big aid projects.†   (source)
  • Over the next three days, Larry finds that the "poem predicament," as he dubbed it to a colleague, is regularly floating to the surface of his thoughts, making him reflective about his role as an educator, his twisting career, even his late '60s stint in the Peace Corps in Colombia, South America.†   (source)
  • The longest stint was working the pit at Stubby's BBQ, a job that high school buddy Chris Dunkel procured for him at his family's restaurant in hopes that good southern food would encourage Adam to eat more.†   (source)
  • He did his stint in the fleet as a surface warfare officer, then transferred to Special Boat Team TWENTY-TWO as a Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen (SWCC) before attending Naval Special Warfare postgraduate school and Naval Intelligence School.†   (source)
  • But I give them what was mine without stint.†   (source)
  • Padilla himself when he went to have a good time didn't stint; he spent everything he had.†   (source)
  • I was at that time on the evening edition, and finished my stint about two in the afternoon.†   (source)
  • Don't let him stint you.†   (source)
  • Cheerful I give them, without stint.†   (source)
  • Let him marry another such, and I will not stint her marriage portion.†   (source)
  • By the time he had finished his stint of lying they were firmly bound again.†   (source)
  • whether they stint him at the meals or no. My children can eat as much victuals as most, thank God!†   (source)
  • "Don't stint yourself, we'll settle afterwards," he added, turning to Rostov.†   (source)
  • I read Dickens and Shakespear without shame or stint; but their pregnant observations and demonstrations of life are not co-ordinated into any philosophy or religion: on the contrary, Dickens's sentimental assumptions are violently contradicted by his observations; and Shakespear's pessimism is only his wounded humanity.†   (source)
  • But the task might take years to accomplish, even if she continued to stint herself to the utmost; and meanwhile her pride would be crushed under the weight of an intolerable obligation.†   (source)
  • He coaxed her with large booming sounds, with affable smiles, like a popular preacher blessing an Easter congregation, like a humorous lecturer completing his stint of eloquence, like all perpetrators of masculine wiles.†   (source)
  • In brief, Settembrini did not stint in his praise of ugly Herr Naphta, despite the rather abstract argument they had just had—a dispute that would very soon be taken up again.†   (source)
  • At that period (so soon after the forty-five) there were many exiled gentlemen coming back at the peril of their lives, either to see their friends or to collect a little money; and as for the Highland chiefs that had been forfeited, it was a common matter of talk how their tenants would stint themselves to send them money, and their clansmen outface the soldiery to get it in, and run the gauntlet of our great navy to carry it across.†   (source)
  • Both resorted to the drinking-table without stint, but each in a different way; the lion for the most part reclining with his hands in his waistband, looking at the fire, or occasionally flirting with some lighter document; the jackal, with knitted brows and intent face, so deep in his task, that his eyes did not even follow the hand he stretched out for his glass—which often groped about, for a minute or more, before it found the glass for his lips.†   (source)
  • The stint of reciprocal feeling was perceived, and Henchard showed chagrin at once—nobody was more quick to show that than he.†   (source)
  • Give him good feed, boy, and stint it not, an thou valuest thy crown; so get ye lightly to the stable and do even as I bid....Sir, it is parlous news I bring, and—be these pilgrims?†   (source)
  • In the divided or social state these functions are parceled out to individuals, each of whom aims to do his stint[6] of the joint work, whilst each other performs his.†   (source)
  • The Village After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing, in the forenoon, I usually bathed again in the pond, swimming across one of its coves for a stint, and washed the dust of labor from my person, or smoothed out the last wrinkle which study had made, and for the afternoon was absolutely free.†   (source)
  • He felt an odd mixture of delight and vexation: of delight that he could dwell and be cherished in her thought as in a pure home, without suspicion and without stint—of vexation because he was of too little account with her, was not formidable enough, was treated with an unhesitating benevolence which did not flatter him.†   (source)
  • Knowing that in four-and-twenty months' time ye'll be out of your bondage, and able to make up for all you've suffered, by partaking without stint—why, it keeps a man up, no doubt.†   (source)
  • Those were less expensive times than our own, and provincial life was comparatively modest; but the ease with which a medical man who had lately bought a practice, who thought that he was obliged to keep two horses, whose table was supplied without stint, and who paid an insurance on his life and a high rent for house and garden, might find his expenses doubling his receipts, can be conceived by any one who does not think these details beneath his consideration.†   (source)
  • To save something toward the repayment of those creditors was the object toward which he was now bending all his thoughts and efforts; and under the influence of this all-compelling demand of his nature, the somewhat profuse man, who hated to be stinted or to stint any one else in his own house, was gradually metamorphosed into the keen-eyed grudger of morsels.†   (source)
  • Flashing weapons, blazing torches, smoking waggonloads of wet straw, hard work at neighbouring barricades in all directions, shrieks, volleys, execrations, bravery without stint, boom smash and rattle, and the furious sounding of the living sea; but, still the deep ditch, and the single drawbridge, and the massive stone walls, and the eight great towers, and still Defarge of the wine-shop at his gun, grown doubly hot by the service of Four fierce hours.†   (source)
  • Patients who had chronic diseases or whose lives had long been worn threadbare, like old Featherstone's, had been at once inclined to try him; also, many who did not like paying their doctor's bills, thought agreeably of opening an account with a new doctor and sending for him without stint if the children's temper wanted a dose, occasions when the old practitioners were often crusty; and all persons thus inclined to employ Lydgate held it likely that he was clever.†   (source)
  • And so or ever he stint he smote down with his spear and with his sword thirty knights.†   (source)
  • An if there be any give it me, and I shall soon stint their malice, by the grace of God.†   (source)
  • BUT as the book saith, King Mark would never stint till he had slain him by treason.†   (source)
  • Now brother, stint your noise, said Sir Gawaine.†   (source)
  • That me repenteth, said King Arthur, for an he were here he would soon stint this strife.†   (source)
  • And if he be angry he will do much harm or that he be stint, and work you wrack in this country.†   (source)
  • said Merlin to the kings; ye were better for to stint, for ye shall not here prevail though ye were ten times so many.†   (source)
  • It is for him that I have come among these ships, to beg him back from you, and I bring ransom without stint.†   (source)
  • Alas, said Sir Tristram, an I had not this message in hand with this fair lady, truly I would never stint or I had found Sir Launcelot.†   (source)
  • And so he did great deeds of arms; with one spear, that was great, Sir Tristram smote down five knights or ever he stint.†   (source)
  • There liveth not so worshipful a knight as he was; I had liefer than the stint of my land a year that he were alive.†   (source)
  • for wit ye well I would not for the stint of my crown to be causer to withdraw your hearts; and wit ye well ye cannot love so well but I shall rather increase it than distress it.†   (source)
  • Sir Lamorak saw he would not stint, and waxed somewhat wroth, and doubled his strokes, for he was one of the noblest knights of the world; and he beat him so on the helm that his head hung nigh on the saddle bow.†   (source)
  • And then he commanded me to put forth that same vessel down Humber, and I should give these mariners in commandment never to stint until that they came unto Logris, where all the noble knights shall assemble at this time.†   (source)
  • This meanwhile as they stood thus talking there came into the place Sir Tristram upon a black horse, and or ever he stint he smote down with one spear four good knights of Orkney that were of the kin of Sir Gawaine; and Sir Gareth and Sir Dinadan everych of them smote down a good knight.†   (source)
  • Now fair father, said then Elaine, I require you give me leave to ride and to seek him, or else I wot well I shall go out of my mind, for I shall never stint till that I find him and my brother, Sir Lavaine.†   (source)
  • AND then thus they fought till it was past noon, and never would stint, till at the last they lacked wind both; and then they stood wagging and scattering, panting, blowing and bleeding, that all that beheld them for the most part wept for pity.†   (source)
  • And pray him as he loveth me, that he will hie him after me, and that he stint not until he come to the castle where Sir Meliagrance abideth, or dwelleth; for there, said Sir Launcelot, he shall hear of me an I am a man living, and rescue the queen and the ten knights the which he traitorously hath taken, and that shall I prove upon his head, and all them that hold with him.†   (source)
  • And then were they horsed again, and then met Sir Launcelot with Sir Palomides, and there Sir Palomides had a fall; and so Sir Launcelot or ever he stint, as fast as he might get spears, he smote down thirty knights, and the most part of them were knights of the Table Round; and ever the knights of his blood withdrew them, and made them ado in other places where Sir Launcelot came not.†   (source)
  • to), hunting term for taking the water, Sonds, messages, Sort, company, Sperd, bolted, Spere, ask, inquire, Spered, asked, Sperhawk, sparrowhawk, Sprent, sprinkled, Stale, station, Stark, thoroughly, Stead, place, Stert, started, rose quickly, Steven, appointment,; steven ser. appointment made, Steven, voice, Stigh, path, Stilly, silently, Stint, fixed revenue, Stonied, astonished,; became confused, Stour, battle, Strain, race, descent, Strait, narrow, Straked, blew a horn, Sue, pursue, Sued, pursued, Surcingles, saddle girths, Swang, swung, Sweven, dream, Swough, sound of wind, Talent, desire, Tallages, taxes, Tallies, taxes, Tamed, crushed, Tatches, qualities, Tene, sorrow, Term, perio†   (source)
  • And therewithal Sir Launcelot alighted off his horse and took up the king and horsed him again, and said thus: My lord Arthur, for God's love stint this strife, for ye get here no worship, and I would do mine utterance, but always I forbear you, and ye nor none of yours forbeareth me; my lord, remember what I have done in many places, and now I am evil rewarded.†   (source)
  • So it passed on till after dinner; and then Sir Lavaine would not stint until that he ordained litters for the wounded knights, that they might be laid in them; and so with the queen and them all, both ladies and gentlewomen and other, went unto Westminster; and there the knights told King Arthur how Meliagrance had appealed the queen of high treason, and how Sir Launcelot had received the glove of him: And this day eight days they shall do battle afore you.†   (source)
  • "Don't stint yourself, man," she remarked.†   (source)
  • But if you insist on hearing more, I'd never stint
    on telling my own tale and those more painful still,
    the griefs of my comrades, dead in the war's wake,
    who escaped the battle-cries of Trojan armies
    only to die in blood at journey's end—
    thanks to a vicious woman's will.†   (source)
  • The rest were abed by now—they'd milled their stint
    this one alone, the frailest of all, kept working on.†   (source)
  • How did the word /stint/, on American lips, first convert itself into /stent/ and then into /stunt/?†   (source)
  • And stint thou too, I pray thee, nurse, say I. Nurse.†   (source)
  • BUT as the book saith, King Mark would never stint till he had slain him by treason.†   (source)
  • OEDIPUS Yea, I am wroth, and will not stint my words, But speak my whole mind.†   (source)
  • Doth King Creon's castle stand In stint of raiment, or in stint of gold?†   (source)
  • That me repenteth, said King Arthur, for an he were here he would soon stint this strife.†   (source)
  • And if he be angry he will do much harm or that he be stint, and work you wrack in this country.†   (source)
  • And so or ever he stint he smote down with his spear and with his sword thirty knights.†   (source)
  • Now brother, stint your noise, said Sir Gawaine.†   (source)
  • An if there be any give it me, and I shall soon stint their malice, by the grace of God.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I dine with my neighbours and friends, and often invite them; my entertainments are neat and well served without stint of anything.†   (source)
  • And from this followeth another law, "That such things as cannot be divided, be enjoyed in Common, if it can be; and if the quantity of the thing permit, without Stint; otherwise Proportionably to the number of them that have Right."†   (source)
  • We must not stint Our necessary actions, in the fear To cope malicious censurers; which ever, As ravenous fishes, do a vessel follow That is new-trimm'd, but benefit no further Than vainly longing.†   (source)
  • said Merlin to the kings; ye were better for to stint, for ye shall not here prevail though ye were ten times so many.†   (source)
  • But stint* I will of Theseus a lite**, *cease speaking **little
    And speak of Palamon and of Arcite.†   (source)
  • And because the Multitude naturally is not One, but Many; they cannot be understood for one; but many Authors, of every thing their Representative faith, or doth in their name; Every man giving their common Representer, Authority from himselfe in particular; and owning all the actions the Representer doth, in case they give him Authority without stint: Otherwise, when they limit him in what, and how farre he shall represent them, none of them owneth more, than they gave him commission to Act.†   (source)
  • *outwit
    Saturn anon, to stint the strife and drede,
    Albeit that it is against his kind,* *nature
    Of all this strife gan a remedy find.†   (source)
  • Now will I stint* of this Arviragus, *cease speaking
    And speak I will of Dorigen his wife,
    That lov'd her husband as her hearte's life.†   (source)
  • Alas, said Sir Tristram, an I had not this message in hand with this fair lady, truly I would never stint or I had found Sir Launcelot.†   (source)
  • There liveth not so worshipful a knight as he was; I had liefer than the stint of my land a year that he were alive.†   (source)
  • "
    Meliboeus answered anon and said: "What man," quoth he,
    "should of his weeping stint, that hath so great a cause to weep?†   (source)
  • for wit ye well I would not for the stint of my crown to be causer to withdraw your hearts; and wit ye well ye cannot love so well but I shall rather increase it than distress it.†   (source)
  • And therewithal Diana gan appear
    With bow in hand, right as an hunteress,
    And saide; "Daughter, stint* thine heaviness.†   (source)
  • And so he did great deeds of arms; with one spear, that was great, Sir Tristram smote down five knights or ever he stint.†   (source)
  • AND then thus they fought till it was past noon, and never would stint, till at the last they lacked wind both; and then they stood wagging and scattering, panting, blowing and bleeding, that all that beheld them for the most part wept for pity.†   (source)
  • The fruit of his matter is that I tell;
    When the time came, men thought it for the best
    That revel stint,* and men go to their rest.†   (source)
  • *fooled the carpenter*
    The Reeve answer'd and saide, "*Stint thy clap*, *hold your tongue*
    Let be thy lewed drunken harlotry.†   (source)
  • Sir Lamorak saw he would not stint, and waxed somewhat wroth, and doubled his strokes, for he was one of the noblest knights of the world; and he beat him so on the helm that his head hung nigh on the saddle bow.†   (source)
  • And then he commanded me to put forth that same vessel down Humber, and I should give these mariners in commandment never to stint until that they came unto Logris, where all the noble knights shall assemble at this time.†   (source)
  • This silly man sat still, as he were dead,
    He wip'd his head, and no more durst he sayn,
    But, "Ere the thunder stint* there cometh rain."†   (source)
  • Prudence his wife, as farforth as she durst, besought him of
    his weeping for to stint: but not forthy [notwithstanding] he gan
    to weep and cry ever longer the more.†   (source)
  • Now fair father, said then Elaine, I require you give me leave to ride and to seek him, or else I wot well I shall go out of my mind, for I shall never stint till that I find him and my brother, Sir Lavaine.†   (source)
  • This meanwhile as they stood thus talking there came into the place Sir Tristram upon a black horse, and or ever he stint he smote down with one spear four good knights of Orkney that were of the kin of Sir Gawaine; and Sir Gareth and Sir Dinadan everych of them smote down a good knight.†   (source)
  • *mixed in due proportions
    "Nay," quoth the fourthe, "stint* and hearken me; *stop
    Because our fire was not y-made of beech,
    That is the cause, and other none, *so the'ch.†   (source)
  • So it passed on till after dinner; and then Sir Lavaine would not stint until that he ordained litters for the wounded knights, that they might be laid in them; and so with the queen and them all, both ladies and gentlewomen and other, went unto Westminster; and there the knights told King Arthur how Meliagrance had appealed the queen of high treason, and how Sir Launcelot had received the glove of him: And this day eight days they shall do battle afore you.†   (source)
  • The prayer stint* of Arcita the strong, *ended
    The ringes on the temple door that hong,
    And eke the doores, clattered full fast,
    Of which Arcita somewhat was aghast.†   (source)
  • And therewithal Sir Launcelot alighted off his horse and took up the king and horsed him again, and said thus: My lord Arthur, for God's love stint this strife, for ye get here no worship, and I would do mine utterance, but always I forbear you, and ye nor none of yours forbeareth me; my lord, remember what I have done in many places, and now I am evil rewarded.†   (source)
  • *horses <12>
    "Nay," quoth the devil, "God wot, never a deal,* whit
    It is not his intent, trust thou me well;
    Ask him thyself, if thou not trowest* me, *believest
    Or elles stint* a while and thou shalt see."†   (source)
  • And then were they horsed again, and then met Sir Launcelot with Sir Palomides, and there Sir Palomides had a fall; and so Sir Launcelot or ever he stint, as fast as he might get spears, he smote down thirty knights, and the most part of them were knights of the Table Round; and ever the knights of his blood withdrew them, and made them ado in other places where Sir Launcelot came not.†   (source)
  • When he escaped was, he could not stint* *refrain
    For to begin a newe war again;
    He weened well, for that Fortune him sent
    Such hap, that he escaped through the rain,
    That of his foes he mighte not be slain.†   (source)
  • And pray him as he loveth me, that he will hie him after me, and that he stint not until he come to the castle where Sir Meliagrance abideth, or dwelleth; for there, said Sir Launcelot, he shall hear of me an I am a man living, and rescue the queen and the ten knights the which he traitorously hath taken, and that shall I prove upon his head, and all them that hold with him.†   (source)
  • * *bend
    For which here, for the Wife's love of Bath, —
    Whose life and all her sex may God maintain
    In high mast'ry, and elles were it scath,* — *damage, pity
    I will, with lusty hearte fresh and green,
    Say you a song to gladden you, I ween:
    And let us stint of earnestful mattere.†   (source)
  • As I have said, throughout the Jewery,
    This little child, as he came to and fro,
    Full merrily then would he sing and cry,
    O Alma redemptoris, evermo';
    The sweetness hath his hearte pierced so
    Of Christe's mother, that to her to pray
    He cannot stint* of singing by the way.†   (source)
  • This noble wife Prudence remembered her upon the sentence of
    Ovid, in his book that called is the "Remedy of Love," <2>
    where he saith: He is a fool that disturbeth the mother to weep
    in the death of her child, till she have wept her fill, as for a
    certain time; and then shall a man do his diligence with amiable
    words her to recomfort and pray her of her weeping for to stint
    [cease].†   (source)
  • Against the first vice, he shall think that our life is in no sickerness, [security] and eke that all the riches in this world be in adventure, and pass as a shadow on the wall; and, as saith St Gregory, that it appertaineth to the great righteousness of God, that never shall the pain stint [cease] of them, that never would withdraw them from sin, their thanks [with their goodwill], but aye continue in sin; for that perpetual will to do sin shall they have perpetual pain.†   (source)
  • That future temps* hath made men dissever,** *time **part from
    In trust thereof, from all that ever they had,
    Yet of that art they cannot waxe sad,* *repentant
    For unto them it is a bitter sweet;
    So seemeth it; for had they but a sheet
    Which that they mighte wrap them in at night,
    And a bratt* to walk in by dayelight, *cloak<10>
    They would them sell, and spend it on this craft;
    They cannot stint,* until no thing be laft.†   (source)
  • But there be folk of such condition,
    That, when they have a certain purpose take,
    Thiey cannot stint* of their intention, *cease
    But, right as they were bound unto a stake,
    They will not of their firste purpose slake:* *slacken, abate
    Right so this marquis fully hath purpos'd
    To tempt his wife, as he was first dispos'd.†   (source)
  • ** *distrust **whit
    "But let us speak of mirth, and stint* all this; *cease
    Madame Partelote, so have I bliss,
    Of one thing God hath sent me large* grace; liberal
    For when I see the beauty of your face,
    Ye be so scarlet-hued about your eyen,
    I maketh all my dreade for to dien,
    For, all so sicker* as In principio,<20> *certain
    Mulier est hominis confusio.†   (source)
  • Now let us stint* of Constance but a throw,** *cease speaking
    And speak we of the Roman emperor, **short time
    That out of Syria had by letters know
    The slaughter of Christian folk, and dishonor
    Done to his daughter by a false traitor,
    I mean the cursed wicked Soudaness,
    That at the feast *let slay both more and less.†   (source)
  • the pain I did them, and the woe,
    'Full guilteless, by Godde's sweete pine;* *pain
    For as a horse I coulde bite and whine;
    I coulde plain,* an'** I was in the guilt, *complain **even though
    Or elles oftentime I had been spilt* *ruined
    Whoso first cometh to the nilll, first grint;* *is ground
    I plained first, so was our war y-stint.†   (source)
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