vext

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vext

  1. (archaic) simple past tense of vex
    • What happiness to reign a lonely king,
      Vext — O ye stars that shudder over me,
      O earth that soundest hollow under me,
      Vext with waste dreams?
      — Tennyson, Idylls of the King, "The Coming of Arthur"
    • And that same night, the night of the new year,
      By reason of the bitterness and grief
      That vext his mother, all before his time
      Was Arthur born [...]
      — Tennyson, Idylls of the King, "The Coming of Arthur"
    • [...] and thence
      Taking my war-horse from the holy man,
      Glad that no phantom vext me more, return'd
      To whence I came, the gate of Arthur's wars.
      — Tennyson, Idylls of the King, "Holy Grail"