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Definition of "spake" []

  • Archaic A past tense of speak. (verb)

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Use "spake" in a sentence
  • "His voice did he keep under/and ne'er a word spake he."
  • "After the first three minutes he forgot his burden and never a word spake he."
  • "Not a word spake he for a full minute, but he drew his breath hard, flinging out at length a bitter sarcasm on the faithlessness of women, and bidding Raphael trust not too much to their promises, he abruptly left us."