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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEEDS

He says, he will convince you of his love by deeds, since he is not permitted by you to express it by words.

The chiseled stone is not more fixed than are the deeds of the minutes that are past.

Me and Lawyer Fillmore has been a-lookin' into them deeds, and this timber is mine;' and he driv off.

There are also pictures of the gods and heroes and the deeds they did.

And bring the deeds to your plant—the bills of sale to your machinery and equipment.

Thus it is usual for the husband's deeds to be endorsed by the wife, while he did not endorse hers.

He drew horizons on paper and pursued the infinite in deeds.

Men were tried and sentenced never for deeds, but always for words.

Human must do God's commandments in deeds, words and thoughts.

In deeds, words and thoughts, to human and dumb creatures too.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dæd "a doing, act, action, transaction, event," from Proto-Germanic *dædis (cf. Old Saxon dad, Old Norse dað, Old Frisian dede, Middle Dutch daet, Dutch daad, Old High German tat, German Tat "deed," Gothic gadeþs "a putting, placing"), from PIE *dhetis (cf. Lithuanian detis "load, burden," Greek thesis "a placing, setting"), from *dhe- "place, put" (see do). Sense of "written legal document" is early 14c. As a verb, 1806, American English Related: Deeded; deeding.

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