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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TREAD

No, I will tear his image from my bosom, tread on him, spurn him.

She could hear his tread marching into her life, and could see his face.

It was fair, and so long that when standing up she could tread on it and bend her head forward.

After carrying a heavy pack so long, I seemed to tread on air.

He took her soft hand, ere her mother could bar,— "Now tread we a measure!"

All that tread The globe are but a handful to the tribes That slumber in its bosom.

The life that was within him knew that it was the one way out, the way he was predestined to tread.

By slow, but never ceasing steps, they tread the path of immortality and honour.

Kirsty did not go after him: she feared to tread on holy ground uninvited.

The noise outside subsided, but I heard the tread of feet in the ante-room.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English tredan (class V strong verb; past tense træd, past participle treden), from Proto-Germanic *tredanan (cf. Old Frisian treda, Middle Dutch treden, Old High German tretan, German treten, Gothic trudan, Old Norse troða).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.