Almes



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Historical Examples

One time, I remember, goeing in the Strand, a poor and infirme old man craved his almes.
Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2) John Aubrey

To give little gifts, is to Dishonour; because it is but almes, and signifies an opinion of the need of small helps.
Leviathan Thomas Hobbes

J has eo at almes, adding as next line, Ne his poure kunesmen at him ne myhte nouht spede.
Selections from Early Middle English 1130-1250: Part II: Notes Various

And this collection passing vnder the name of an almes, was extended vpon the goods as well of the spirituall men as temporall.
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (6 of 12) Raphael Holinshed

It were almes to thruste a dagger throughe hys chekes, sayeth one.
Shakespeare Jest-Books; Unknown

As he came furth of the Castell gate, thare mett him certane beggeris, asking of his almes, for Goddis saik.
The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6) John Knox

In soche a way I had leuer haue an almes howse of olde folkes, then a company of stronge theues.
The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion Desiderius Erasmus

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