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