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- (archaic or nonstandard) simple past tense and past participle of
- 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.