Usage examples for Mete

  1. Mete it was The Romain Empire so should ruled be, As heau'n is rul'd: which turning ouer vs, All vnder things by his example turnes. – A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier by Philippe de Mornay Robert Garnier
  2. Death levels all things in his march; Nought can resist his mighty strength; The palace proud, triumphal arch, Shall mete its shadow's length. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  3. Jill afterwards tried to explain the outcome of this, her first step in the meadows of meditation, which she took without help and without intention, and in which she has become so versed, to the mystification of those about her, who look upon woman as a bearer of children, a plaything for sunny hours, useful in time of rain, endowed with the brain of a pea- hen, and as much soul as the priests see fit to mete out to her. – Desert Love by Joan Conquest
  4. And He said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete it shall be measured unto you: and more shall be given unto you. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  5. Our newspapers are full of these and similar daily occurrences among slaveholders, copied verbatim from their own accounts of them in their own papers and all this we fully credit; no man is simpleton enough to cry out 'Oh, I can't believe that slaveholders do such things; '- and yet when we turn to the treatment which these men mete out to their slaves, and show that they are in the habitual practice of striking, kicking, knocking down and shooting them as well as each other- the look of blank incredulity that comes over northern dough- faces, is a study for a painter: and then the sentimental outcry, with eyes and hands uplifted, 'Oh, indeed, I can't believe the slaveholders are so cruel to their slaves. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. And from something I heard Don tell Mete, those fathers have promised to help the Bobolinks do the work, too! – The Blue Birds' Winter Nest by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  7. What adequate compensation can we mete out to an author for the hours of delight and self- forgetfulness his talent has brought to us in moments of loneliness, illness, or grief? – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  8. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you. –  by
  9. I know that in his presence it would be disagreeable to him if I were to mete out any praise which I feel is his due, but I know how much he has at heart the prosperity and the efficiency of his regiment, and, being now the oldest serving Lieutenant- Colonel in the Volunteer force, that you would all deeply regret the day when he should leave you. – Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888 by Edward VII
  10. He would have to submit tamely to whatever they might mete out to him in the way of punishment- until he got the lay of the land. – Vulcan's Workshop by Harl Vincent
  11. The Sieur de L'Enclos came in for grave popular disapproval by laughingly refusing to mete out the same stern penalties to Ninon. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  12. And I say to you, friends and neighbors, that unless you now, at once, mete out justice upon that murderer's head, there is no surety that justice will be done. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  13. Remember our Blessed Redeemer's positive command- to do unto others as we would have them do unto us;- and that with what measure we mete, it shall be measured to us again. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  14. There is a serene impudence about the treatment some mete out to their friends, dropping them whenever it suits, and thinking to take them up when it happens once more to suit. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  15. Laptitza had not kept her promise, and there was nothing to be done except mete out her punishment. – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  16. Pretending to be quite in earnest, we assured him that we were decided to take nothing into consideration, and would mete out strict justice. – In the Shadow of Death by P. H. Kritzinger and R. D. McDonald
  17. Over this region he appointed Thoth to rule, and he ordered him to keep a register of those who were there, and to mete out just punishments to them. – The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians by E. A. Wallis Budge
  18. What eye shall note or measure mete His passage on a purpose fleet, The thread and weaving of his way! – The Star-Treader and other poems by Clark Ashton Smith
  19. As Christ is full, full measure heaped up and running over, will he mete out unto you then, and this shall be without the fear of any ebb or diminution of it for all eternity. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. And then at the end, when an end could no longer be delayed, Bill Royce would mete out the long- delayed punishment. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory