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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THEW

But do not count us by what we are in thew and muscle, but by what our summons can do among our countrymen.

Alice Sheltoir, charged with being a common scold—to the thew.

Thou art a man of many inches—of thew and sinew—Hey, but thou art a man!

Nick, larger than his brother, was a tower of thew and muscle.

And she thew herself into Ralph's arms, while the tears of sorrow were quickly turned to tears of joy.

An unseen power lifted him from his bed, thew him across the room, and tossed him from one side of the room to the other.

The man who labours with thew and sinew at horse labour—crane labour—not for himself, but for others, is not the man who saves.

He is the thew of the Anglo-Saxon dooms, the servus of the ecclesiastical canons.

The climber here tastes the full enjoyment of an encounter with untamed nature, which calls every thew and sinew into action.

When this is so, the thew or servus is like to appear as the unfreest of persons rather than as no person but a thing.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þeaw; see thews.

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