Definition of Bestrides

1. Verb. (third-person singular of bestride) ¹



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Definition of Bestrides

1. bestride [v] - See also: bestride

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bestrides

bestraddles
bestraddling
bestraught
bestraughted
bestreak
bestreaks
bestream
bestrew
bestrewed
bestrewing
bestrewn
bestrews
bestrid
bestridden
bestride
bestrides (current term)
bestriding
bestrode
bestrow
bestrowed
bestrowing
bestrown
bestrows
bestrut
bests
bestseller
bestsellerdom
bestsellerdoms
bestsellers
bestselling

Literary usage of Bestrides

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1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... A fourth bestrides his fellow, thinking to 'scape Still fumbling on a gittern. The rude multitude, (As did Arion) on the dolphin's back, Cast from the ..."

2. A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1821)
"One more despatch from hence — and then for traversing the bridge which bestrides the rapid Rhine? PS Among the duplicates in the Public Library which ought ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Pallas, of her snaky buckler proud, bestrides the tow'r, refulgent thru' the My mother stood reveal'd before my heav'nly bright, 8» f sight. ..."

4. The poems and plays of Oliver Goldsmith by Oliver Goldsmith (1818)
"... to vulgar eyes, bestrides the state; Yet, when he deigns his real shape t' assume, He turns old woman, and bestrides a broom. ..."

5. The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith by Oliver Goldsmith, Robert Aris Willmott, Henry Noel Humphreys (1859)
"Yon politician, famous in debate, Perhaps, to vulgar eyes, bestrides the state; Yet, when he deigns his real shape to assume, lie turns old woman, ..."

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