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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.

2. (v. t.) To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.

3. (v. t.) To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.

4. (v. i.) To rub; to come together so as to wear by rubbing; to wear by friction.

5. (v. i.) To be worn by rubbing; as, a cable chafes.

6. (v. i.) To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.

7. (n.) Heat excited by friction.

8. (n.) Injury or wear caused by friction.

9. (n.) Vexation; irritation of mind; rage.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

chaf (mar, "bitter"; hence, bitter of soul, deadly, destructive, ferocious, "as a bear robbed of her whelps"): Occurs only in 2 Samuel 17:8; used by Hushai to characterize David's supposedly fierce mood at the time of Absalom's armed rebellion.


What are Consequences of Backsliding in Heart.
... He will chafe in almost every relation of life, will allow himself to be vexed,
and to get into such relations with some persons, and perhaps with many, that ...
/.../finney/the backslider in heart/iv what are consequences of.htm

The Symbols of the Republic.
... of Europe. It stretches itself out over three continents. The waves of
three oceans chafe against its shaggy sides. The energies ...
/.../chapin/humanity in the city/discourse iv the symbols of.htm

The Fift Part.
... But heere mee thinke I heare the lukewarme worldling of our times, fume & chafe,
and aske what needs all this adoe for zeale, as if all Gods people were not ...
/.../ward/a coal from the altar to kindle the holy fire of zeale/the fift part.htm

... They take him up, give him remedies; and hastening to their hostel, they lay him
by the fire, and warm and chafe him, looking into his face with kindly anxiety ...
/...// sermons volume 1 1855/conversion.htm

Luke of Prague and the High Church Reaction. 1473-1530.
... Church he must first lay down his rank. But now that rule was beginning to
gall and chafe. They were winning golden opinions on every ...
/.../hutton/history of the moravian church/chapter vi luke of prague.htm

Von Himmel Kam Der Engel Schaar. To Shepherds, as they Watched by ...
... 4. What harm can sin and death then do? The true God now abides with you: Let
hell and Satan chide and chafe, God is your fellow-ye are safe. ...
/.../bacon/the hymns of martin luther/xxxii von himmel kam der.htm

Fret not Thyself
... FRET NOT THYSELF. To fret means to chafe, to be irritated, to be uneasy, to be troubled
and bothered. It is just the opposite of peaceful, trustful rest. ...
// talks/talk thirty fret not thyself.htm

Talitha Cumi
... The father's impatience would be satisfied when they were on their way, but how
he would chafe, and think every moment an age, while Jesus stayed, as if at ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/talitha cumi.htm

There's More of God Since Jesus Went Back.
... daily round. Did no temptation come those years to chafe a bit and fret
and wonder and yearn after the great outside world? Who ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks about jesus/theres more of god since.htm

Letter Xlviii. To Pammachius.
... If men of the world chafe under the notion that they occupy a position inferior
to that of virgins, I wonder that clergymen and monks"who both live celibate ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xlviii to pammachius.htm

Chafe (1 Occurrence)
... 2. (vt) To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate. 3. (vt) To fret and
wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHAFE. ...
/c/chafe.htm - 7k

Fret (9 Occurrences)
... 3. (vt) To rub; to wear away by friction; to chafe; to gall; hence, to eat away;
to gnaw; as, to fret cloth; to fret a piece of gold or other metal; a worm ...
/f/fret.htm - 13k

Rub (1 Occurrence)
... sandpaper. 2. (vt) To move over the surface of (a body) with pressure and friction;
to graze; to chafe; as, the boat rubs the ground. 3 ...
/r/rub.htm - 8k

Chide (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (p. pr. & vb. n.) Fig.: To be noisy about; to chafe against. ... 4. (vi) To make a
clamorous noise; to chafe. 5. (n.) A continuous noise or murmur. Int. ...
/c/chide.htm - 8k

Gall (17 Occurrences)
... 7. (vt) To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing;
to chafe; to injure the surface of by attrition; as, a saddle galls the ...
/g/gall.htm - 17k

Worry (14 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) To feel or express undue care and anxiety; to manifest disquietude or pain;
to be fretful; to chafe; as, the child worries; the horse worries. ...
/w/worry.htm - 10k

Fray (4 Occurrences)
... frays badly. 7. (n.) A fret or chafe, as in cloth; a place injured by rubbing.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. FRAY. fra (haradh ...
/f/fray.htm - 8k

Enrol (3 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 5:11 But the younger widows you must not enrol; for as soon as they begin
to chafe against the yoke of Christ, they want to marry, (WEY RSV). ...
/e/enrol.htm - 7k


/c/chaereas.htm - 6k

Chafed (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Chafe. Multi-Version Concordance
Chafed (1 Occurrence). 2 Samuel 17:8 For, said Hushai, thou ...
/c/chafed.htm - 6k

Bible Concordance
Chafe (1 Occurrence)

1 Timothy 5:11 But the younger widows you must not enrol; for as soon as they begin to chafe against the yoke of Christ, they want to marry,



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