Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of near.
“And Beijing Mandarin, some say, is prettiest at all, with "nar" instead of "nali", etc.”
“Kranath saw with dismay that St'nar's clanhome was almost directly south, but taking that route directly was just asking for trouble.”
“The room itself could have been a scaled-down dining room from St'nar's clanhome; murals turned the walls into mountain landscapes, unfamiliar and awe-inspiring.”
“St'nar's artisans would have no difficulty repairing a cracked cylinder head and a bent push rod.”
“Or'nar'ly, if somebody tells you somethin 'out of the way, you just say,' By Jove! 'or' How sad! 'an' leave it at that, an 'half the time you forget about it,' nless somethin 'turns up afterwards to drive it home.”
“Or'nar'ly, if somebody tells you somethin 'out of the way, you just say.”
“He laughed at me for saying "nar" for not (and the like) and I at him for saying "cawm" for calm; and soon we were very merry, and not only merry, but as intimate as friends of a lifetime.”
“Doory," returned her husband, "ye canna deny I gie ye a bit noo an 'than, specially whan I come upo' onything by ord'nar 'tasty!”
“I'll be back in a feow minutes, an 'mak a brakfast o' 't by or'nar '," answered Cosmo, and hastened away up the hill.”
“` The way that young feller come off, Maggie, 'says I, ` is most extraor'nar'.”
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