Use

Use

(?), v. i. 1. To be wont or accustomed; to be in the habit or practice; as, he used to ride daily; -- now disused in the present tense, perhaps because of the similarity in sound, between "use to," and "used to."
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They use to place him that shall be their captain on a stone.
Spenser.
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Fears use to be represented in an imaginary.
Bacon.
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Thus we use to say, it is the room that smokes, when indeed it is the fire in the room.
South.
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Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp.
Ex. xxxiii. 7 (Rev. Ver.)
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2. To be accustomed to go; to frequent; to inhabit; to dwell; -- sometimes followed by of. [Obs.] "Where never foot did use." Spenser.
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He useth every day to a merchant's house.
B. Jonson.
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Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use
Of shades, and wanton winds, and gushing brooks.
Milton.
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