builded

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builded

  1. (archaic or childish, nonstandard) simple past tense and past participle of build
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 4:17,
      And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.
    • 1804, William Blake, And did those feet in ancient time
      And was Jerusalem builded here,
      Among these dark Satanic Mills?
    • 1862, February, Julia Ward Howe, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume IX, Number LII, page 10,
      […] / They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; / […]
    • 1939, Alfred Edward Housman, Additional Poems, XXI, New Year’s Eve, lines 35-36
      Down ruins the ancient order
      And empire builded of old.
    • 1993, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, page 407
      Oh, thou dark Hindoo half of nature, who of drowned bones hast builded thy separate thrones somewhere in the heart of these unverdured seas[.]
    • 2003, Rhiannon, aged 14, quoted in Ian Butler et al, Divorcing Children: Children's Experience of Their Parents' Divorce, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 1-84310-103-3, page 52,
      I think it just sort of gradually ‘builded’ up.