Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See gram.
- n. obsolete Anger; wrath; scorn; bitterness; repugnance.
- n. obsolete Sorrow; grief; misery.
- v. transitive, obsolete To vex; grill; make angry or sorry.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To grieve; be sorry.
GNU Webster's 1913
- From Middle English grame, gram, grome, from Old English grama ("rage, anger, trouble, devil, demon"), from Proto-Germanic *gramô (“anger”), *gramaz (“fiend, enemy”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghrem- (“to rub, grind, scrape”). Cognate with Middle Low German gram ("anger"), German Gram ("grief, sorrow"), Old Danish gram ("devil"), Icelandic gramir, gröm ("fiends, demons"). Related to grim. (Wiktionary)
“I think when I read the second book I was in the wrong grame of mind and it was a struggle.”
“Here is a personal anecdote from this past Saturday in Germany - coming home on the train with my daughter, a group of university age students were going to a local lake, and playing a quiz grame.”
“He answered, “Hearken to my answer; that I lie not aught: and may the high gallows and all things of grame have me, if I lie one word!””
“Sharrkan came up with his comrades, and found them awaiting his arrival, on coals of flame, expecting him in anxious grame, so he turned to them and said, Feel no fear since Allah protecteth us.”
“Indeed, emaciation hath wasted my frame and my tears a torrent became mountains and plains are straitened upon me for grame and of the excess of my distress, I go saying,”
“So I entered and found myself in a chamber strewn with sweet-scented herbs and with a curtain drawn across one corner, from behind which came a sound of groaning and grame, weak as from an emaciated frame.”
“A child in Vietnam also hide himself in the rest room to play the "brick grame", which was commonly played long ago!”
“Ye can stop as ye are, little lay mothers, and wait in wish and wish in vain till the grame reaper draws nigh, with the sickle of the sickles, as a blessing in disguise.”
“Gawaine, thou avauntest thee greatly and speakest proud words, I counsel thee for all thy boast that thou make thee ready, and take thy gear to thee, tofore greater grame fall to thee.”
“If I, to outward vision, be as If I, to eyes of men be that and it appears and eke in body, for only that they see, and this despite of fate, e'en that my body show itself so full which thou dost see. of grief and grame.”
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