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sionnach commented on the word dree one's weird
1. (Scotland and Northern UK) To submit to one's fate. * 1898, Where she waits, there must I go, surrendering all else, forgetting all else, to dree my weird and hers. — G Firth Scott, The Last Lemurian (Ayer 1978, p. 81) * 1925, Her eyes were dry and bright as she replied: ‘I must dree my weird, as we say in the north.’ — L. Adams Beck, Glorious Apollo (Dodd, Mead & Co., p. 299) * 1846, He has meikle to answer for to you, Saunders, and I have mair; and to me he has—but I maun dree my weird. — Michael Scott, The Cruise of the Midge (Franklin Library, p. 158)
October 25, 2008