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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sped \Sped\, imp. & p. p. of {Speed}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Speed \Speed\ (sp[=e]d), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sped} (sp[e^]d), {Speeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Speeding}.] [AS. sp[=e]dan, fr. sp[=e]d, noun; akin to D. spoeden, G. sich sputen. See {Speed}, n.]

1. To go; to fare. [Obs.]

To warn him now he is too farre sped. --Remedy of Love.

2. To experience in going; to have any condition, good or ill; to fare. --Shak.

Ships heretofore in seas like fishes sped; The mightiest still upon the smallest fed. --Waller.

3. To fare well; to have success; to prosper.

Save London, and send true lawyers their meed! For whoso wants money with them shall not speed! --Lydgate.

I told ye then he should prevail, and speed On his bad errand. --Milton.

4. To make haste; to move with celerity.

I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility. --Shak.

5. To be expedient. [Obs.] --Wyclif (2 Cor. xii. 1.)


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