from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To lave or wash about; wash all over; wash.
- v. to remain, continue; to belay
- v. to be alive
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lave about; wash all over; wash.
Be vacillant over those vigilant who would leave you to belave black on white.
If Jan Ridd say it be true, I will try almost to belave it.
MR. DOOLAN -- "Oi belave it will give ye more ov an oidea wot sort ov a woman me woife is."
Well, I belave that room will jist about hold three beds an 'lave a nate little path betwane ivery two of' em.
The widow glanced at the lit-up countenance and eager eyes of her third son, and, loth to rouse hopes that might later have to be dashed down, observed, "Thim colleges are ixpinsive, I belave."
But I belave that where they've come wanst, they're loikely to be comin 'again, if them that's permoted lives up to their chances.
If you could get a riference, I belave they calls it, from the Gineral, for we're mostly strangers yet.
I belave there'll be always something for my b'ys to do, because my b'ys will _work_.
I belave it's quite something loike to be able to sleep with engines tootin 'and blowin' off steam, and bells a-ringin ', and cars a-bumpin'.
"The days is long, and I belave, Moike, you could do something else than our own housework, with Andy here to look after the little b'ys."
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