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so as not to be moved or shaken, firmly, fast (in to stand
fast) (lit. and fig.)
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  • Þæt treów fæste stód,

      Dan. 557.
  • Nánwuht nis fæste stondendes weorces on worulde,

      Bt. 9; F. 26, 21.
  • Ic fæste stande for þínre campunga,

      Bl. H. 225, 34.
  • Him þá férend on fæste wuniað

    the travellers fix their abode on him

    ,
      Wal. 25 : 36.
  • Oþ þæt þín fót weorðe fæste on blóde,

      Ps. Th. 67, 22.
  • Ꝥ man Godes cyricean fæste tremede,

      Bl. H. 43, 6 : 111, 4: An. 1673.
  • Ꝥ se stemn móte þý fæstor standon, Bt. 34, 10; F. 148, 34. I a. of sleeping :-- On middre nihte þá men fæstost slépon, Hml. S. 31, 857. I b. expressing fixity of intention, attention or purpose :-- Geréfa mín fæste mynteð þæt mé æfter sié eaforan síne yrfeweardas

    my steward quite means his children to be heirs after me,

      Gen. 2182.
  • Hwæþer þú ǽnig þing swá fæste getiohhod hæbbe ꝥ hit nǽfre þínum willum onwended weorþe,

      Bt. 41, 3 ; F. 250, 6.
  • Þá þing þe wé handledon and fæste ymbe wǽron the matters that we handled and with which we were diligently engaged, Angl. viii. 304, 24. I c. expressing vigorous action or thoroughness of condition :-- Hí fæste tógedere féngon

    they attacked each other vigorously

    ,
      Chr. 999; P. 131, 21: Cri. 980: Ps. Th. 70, 6, 4.
  • Hí mé georne ǽr fæste feódan

    they hated me fiercely and violently

    ,
      85, 16.
  • Fæste wiðhycgan,

      Jul. 42.
  • Fæste wiðsacan,

      El. 933.
  • Swíðe fæste gesoden ǽgra

    very hard-boiled eggs

    ,
      Lch. ii. 194, 5.
  • Fæste geþúf

    luxoriante (prosperitate ),

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 77, 76: 52, 28.
  • Beóð Godes streámas góde wætere fæste gefylde

    flumen Dei repletum est aqua

    ,
      Ps. Th. 64, 10.
  • Gif geliórade fæst

    if he were quite dead;

    si jam obisset,
      Mk. L. 15, 44.
with firm grasp or attachment, fast (in to bind, hold
fast) (lit. and fig.)
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  • Dó on ꝥ dolg and bind fæste,

      Lch. ii. 132, 18 : Sat. 324.
  • Oft þrǽl þegen cnyt swýðe fæste,

      Wlfst. 163, 2 : Gen. 374.
  • Hé þone cniht genam fæste mid folmum,

      Exod. 407: B. 554.
  • Sié fæste genæglad on róde

    crucifigatur

    ,
      Mt. L. 27, 22.
  • Gefég fæste,

      Gen. 1310 : Crä. 66.
  • Nim þé fæste ꝥ ic sprece

    fixum tene quod loquor

    ,
      Gr. D. 172, 33.
  • Hé nam of hire eall ꝥ áhte, for ðám heó hit heóld ǽr tó fæste wið hine,

      Chr. 1043; P. 162, 26.
  • Fæste bewunden,

      An. 58 : El. 937.
  • Fæste genearwod, Gen. 2603. II a. of command, promise, urgently, strictly, solemnly :-- Ðá ilca lufu suíðe fæst bebeád

    eandem dilectionem instantius commendans

    ,
      Jn. p. 7, 11.
  • Þá senatus him hæfden þá dǽd fæste forboden,

      Ors. 4, 10; S. 196, 8: Gen. 895.
  • Hé him fæste gehét ꝥ . . . , Met. 1, 35. II b. of concealment, securely :-- Þéh þe hé hit fæste wið þá senatus hǽle

    though he succeeded in keeping it secret from the senate

    ,
      Ors. 4, 10; S. 196, 16.
  • Þú him fæste hel sóðan sprǽce

    be sure to keep the truth from them

    ,
      Gen. 1836.
  • Þú heora fyrene fæste hǽle,

      Ps. Th. 84, 2.
  • Wǽron hié þý swýðor áfyrhte and hié fæstor hýddan tanto magis cunctis propter timorem abditis, diu apparente nemine, Nar. 10, 26. II c. fast (as in to stick fast), so as to be unable to move :-- Hé þæs þeófes fót onlýsde of þám gærde þe hé ǽr fæste on clyfode

    pedem furis a sepe in qua inhaererat solvit

    ,
      Gr. D. 25, 11.
fast (as in to shut
fast)
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  • Stód on merigen þæt cweartern fæste belocen,

      Hml. Th. i. 230, 22.
  • Hé þá grimman góman bihlemmeð fæste tógædre,

      Wal. 77. .
  • Wearð sé hálga wong þurh feóndes searo fæste bitýned

      , Ph. 419.
so as to make secure. Cf. fæst;
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  • Seó burg wæs ungemettan fæste mid clúdum ymbweaxen

    the town was so surrounded by rocks that it was exceedingly strong;

    saxum mirae asperitatis et altitudinis,
      Ors. 3, 9; S. 132, 10.
speedily, at once
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  • Ricene weorðe his feónda gehwylc, fæste tóworpen,

      Ps. Th. 67, 1.
  • Ic mé helpe fand þæt ic fæste ne feóll (

    that I did not straightway fall

    ),
      117, 13.
  • Þæt þone mándrinc geceápað wer fæste feóre síne,

      Rä. 24, 14.
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