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Astart \A*start"\, v. t. & i. Same as Astert. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] ||


vb. 1 (context transitive obsolete English) To cause to start; startle; start up; jump. 2 (context intransitive English) To start up. 3 (context obsolete English) To get away, escape; escape from. 4 (context intransitive English) To be escaped from.

Usage examples of "astart".

And though I have no weapon in this place, But out of prison am astart* by grace, *escaped I dreade* not that either thou shalt die, *doubt Or else thou shalt not loven Emily.

And I answer to that demand again, Who saved Daniel in the horrible cave, Where every wight, save he, master or knave*, *servant Was with the lion frett*, ere he astart?

Her thought it swell'd so sore about her heart That needes must some word from her astart And, since she durst not tell it unto man Down to a marish fast thereby she ran, Till she came there, her heart was all afire: And, as a bittern bumbles* in the mire, *makes a humming noise She laid her mouth unto the water down "Bewray me not, thou water, with thy soun'" Quoth she, "to thee I tell it, and no mo', Mine husband hath long ass's eares two!

For, when I dare not otherwise debate, Then will I sting him with my tongue smart* *sharply In preaching, so that he shall not astart* *escape To be defamed falsely, if that he Hath trespass'd* to my brethren or to me.

I mean, in such as seasonable* be, *prudent Tho* first the thing is thought within the heart, *when Ere any word out from the mouth astart.

I can't see anybody fighting Grassickwith his own weapon -womencan't shout that loud for astart -sothe only way she could have lasted this long wasby teaching him that he wouldn't get away with bullyingher.

And if that any drop of slombring restDid chaunce to still into her wearie spright,When feeble nature felt her selfe opprest,Streight way with dreames, and with fantasticke sightOf dreadfull things the same was put to flight,That oft out of her bed she did astart,As one with vew of ghastly feends affright:Tho gan she to renew her former smart,And thinke of that faire visage, written in her hart.