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bestride: to stand over (a fallen man) in order to defend him, (hence) to protect Err. V. i. 192, 2H4 I. i. 207, Mac. IV. iii. 4 “Let us . . . Bestride our down-fall'n birthdom.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 5.1
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