Definition of spawn in English:
- Encounters are triggered by locating magic portals, which spawn monsters and an occasional treasure chest.
- This time around you'll be fighting several variations of soldiers, including one that shoots lightning bolts all over the battlefield that somehow spawns new enemies.
- This provides the recently spawned player with a brief respite to get orientated with his or her surroundings.
- They asked me to leave and notified the Child Welfare department that if I should ever spawn a child, it should be taken from my custody right away.
- A human half my age has spawned ten children who all have four or more of their own.
- Nowlan's comic strip was widely popular, running for decades and spawning a host of imitators.
- Kitchen restorations are a boom industry, and are spawning a new breed of specialists.
- The only negative thing I can say about this song is that it might have the unfortunate side effect of spawning a league of yelling-guy-with-drums imitators.
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- There was a flash of color in the demon spawn's cheeks.
- She was like the wild, caffeinated, blonde spawn of Satan.
- He was, without a doubt, the devil's evil spawn, sent down to earth to mess up the lives of innocent and simple girls.
pace from Middle English:
The word pace comes via Old French pas from Latin passus ‘stretch (of the leg)’. As well as stepping, it also meant ‘journey, route’ in early examples. To be put through your paces arose in the mid 18th century from horse-riding. The notion of ‘tempo’ as in change of pace is from the 1950s while pace yourself is only found from the 1970s. Other words from the same root are pass in the sense to go by, passage (Middle English); passenger (Middle English) the ‘n’ added to conform with words like ‘messenger’; and expand, literally to stretch out. The Old French form of expand, espandre, has the special sense of ‘to shed, spill, pour out’ and is the origin of to spawn (Late Middle English).
Words that rhyme with spawnadorn, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, lawn, lorn, morn, mourn, newborn, Norn, outworn, pawn, prawn, Quorn, sawn, scorn, Sean, shorn, suborn, sworn, thorn, thrawn, torn, Vaughan, warn, withdrawn, worn, yawn
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