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(quote-book)|title=(w)| chapter=19|url=http://openlibrary.org/works/OL2004261W| passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.
To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to find; to go astray from.
''I lost my way in the forest.''
- I fought the battle bravely which I lost, / And lost it but to Macedonians.
1650, (w), ''The Saints' Everlasting Rest''
- O false heart! thou hadst almost betrayed me to eternal flames, and lost me this glory.
a. 1699, (w), ''On the Excesses of Grief''
- How should you go about to lose him a wife he loves with so much passion?
2002, (w), ''The Great Nation'', Penguin 2003, page 556:
- This lost Catholicism (..) any semblance of a claim to special status, and also highlighted the gains which other religious formations had derived from the Revolution.
To fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss.
''I lost a part of what he said.''
1596, (w), ''The Faerie Queene'', VI.12:
- That much he feared least reprochfull blame / With foule dishonour him mote blot therefore; / Besides the losse of so much loos and fame ….
1903, (w), ''Der Teich'':
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