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Definitions of Gyve

  1. A shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter.
  2. To fetter; to shackle; to chain.
  3. A chain for the legs; a shackle.
  4. To fetter; to chain; to shackle.
  5. A fetter.
  6. A fetter, esp. one to confine the legs- used commonly in pl.
  7. To fetter.
  8. A fetter or shackle for the leg.
  9. A fetter or shackle.
  10. To fetter; to shackle.
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Usage examples for Gyve

  1. To lack is to gyve pow'r to thee daemon; and surelie to fayvor the Evill Thynge. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  2. Here was obviously the Junius of democracy, for whom the only effective answer was the gag and gyve – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  3. But Gallic planters still their trammels wear, Their feudal genius still attends them here; Dependent feelings for a distant throne Gyve the crampt soul that fears to think alone, Demand their rulers from the parent land, Laws ready made, and generals to command. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow
  4. She obeyed, and I clasped the barbaric gyve about her wrist. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  5. Dost thou know who myde thee, Gyve thee life and byde thee feed By the stream and oer the mead; Gyve the clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly, bright; Gyve thee such a tender voice, Myking all the vyles rejoice. – The Fourth Series Plays, Complete by John Galsworthy