- From be- + ray (“to defile”), from Middle English rayen, an aphetic form of array. (Wiktionary)
“Will you not give one leave to pull down his points? what, an a should his breeches beray?”
“Mr Collier thinks _beray_ was intended by the writer as a blunder on the part of the clown.”
“O that Ben Jonson is a pestilent fellow! he brought vp Horace giuing the Poets a pill, [xi: 3] but our fellow Shakespeare hath giuen him a purge that made him beray his credit.”
“I try being nice to whoever i meet but they beray me and stay away from me.”
“Can she be a lady that is turned out of all her beray? [”
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Vocabulary from Peter Novobatzky's and Ammon Shea's highly entertaining book of words I wish I could use in conversation.
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