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Holpen

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Holpen imp. & p. p. of Help.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.t., pa.p Holpen hōlp′n old of help.
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Usage

In literature:

These words (holpen a little with a metaphor) may express two differing abilities, in those that deal in business of estate.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
How Sir Tristram was holpen by his men, and of Queen Isoud which was put in a lazar-cote, and how Tristram was hurt.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II)" by Thomas Malory
But well I wot, said the hermit, and he be not holpen, that goodly man shall die of that wound, and that were great pity.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)" by Thomas Malory
The holpen shall fall, and they shall all fall together.
"Lincoln's Yarns and Stories" by Alexander K. McClure
Thou hast seen what thou shouldst do: do it then and be holpen.
"The Story of the Glittering Plain or the Land of Living Men" by William Morris
Well may they bid me help them who have holpen me!
"The House of the Wolfings A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse" by William Morris
HE HATH HOLPEN HIS SERVANT ISRAEL, IN REMEMBRANCE OF HIS MERCY; AS HE SPAKE TO OUR FATHERS, TO ABRAHAM, AND TO HIS SEED FOR EVER.
"Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II" by Francis Augustus Cox
Holpen is the old form of the p.p.
"The Story of Sigurd the Volsung" by William Morris
Cyrus vnderstanding the woman's facte, was amazed, and spedely went to see if she might be holpen.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
That he had holpen my cousins thus to act could I not believe without it were proven.
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
The land will not be nobler or more holpen If Gunnar burns and we go forth unsinged.
"King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë" by Gordon Bottomley
Is there any help to be holpen by?
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Vol. I" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The holpen shall fall, and they shall all fall together.
"Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865" by Ward Hill Lamon
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In poetry:

To whom the King Leodogran replied,
`O friend, had I been holpen half as well
By this King Arthur as by thee today,
Then beast and man had had their share of me:
But summon here before us yet once more
Ulfius, and Brastias, and Bedivere.'
"The Coming Of Arthur" by Alfred Lord Tennyson