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Definition of "downe" [downe]

  • Obsolete spelling of down. (adverb)
  • Obsolete spelling of down. (preposition)

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Use "downe" in a sentence
  • "The seuenth of May in the morning they passed by a tree that standeth on the left hand of the riuer as they went downe, which is called Mahomet Agatch, or Mahomets tree, and about three versts further, that is to say, to the"
  • "Loys le Roy 113b, The men that were heauily armed had a salade, which couered their head, and came downe as far as their shoulders. a1600 Floddan F. ii."
  • "No surprise, it paints Jews as "wolves" who bite Jesus and "use all meanes they can devise/To beate downe truth, and goe against all right.""