Sentence Examples with the word bidden

How being an anointed pilot-prophet, or speaker of true things, and bidden by the Lord to sound those unwelcome truths in the ears of a wicked Nineveh, Jonah, appalled at the hostility he should raise, fled from his mission, and sought to escape his duty and his God by taking ship at Joppa.

The death of Arcadius in May 408 caused milder counsels to prevail in the western cabinet, but Alaric, who had actually entered Epirus, demanded in a somewhat threatening manner that if he were thus suddenly bidden to desist from war, he should be paid handsomely for what in modern language would be called the expenses of mobilization.

Whatever he is authoritatively bidden to do, that the Japanese will do.

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First of all John is bidden to come up into heaven and see the things that should be hereafter, the vision of iv.

Israel is bidden to walk in the light of it; it is the glory of Israel and is not to be given to another.

His household was dismissed, he was bidden to live as best he could on an allowance of fmo a day, and all his ministers and Lancaster.

Those whose physique and character were satisfactory, and who had taken care of their horses and equipments, were bidden to lead their horse on (traducere equum), those who failed to pass the scrutiny were ordered to sell it, in token of their expulsion from the corps.

Yeomen were bidden to practise archery, to which they much preferred football and golf.

The actor is bidden to disrobe and wash off his powder and paint: he will not be wanted any more.

And yet he, who was generally the haughtiest and most irritable of mankind, who was but too prompt to resent anything which looked like a slight on the part of a purse-proud bookseller, or of a noble and powerful patron, bore patiently from mendicants, who, but for his bounty, must have gone to the workhouse, insults more provoking than those for which he had knocked down Osborne and bidden defiance to Chesterfield.