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  • I leave this town this day se'ennight, and probably I shall not return for a couple of twelvemonths; but I must ever regret that I so lately got an acquaintance I shall ever highly esteem, and in whose welfare I shall ever be warmly interested.

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • Add to all this that two notorious pirates were standing their trial before a court-martial, with every prospect of being hanged within the se'ennight; that a deputation of Nottoways and

    Audrey

  • I suppose Mrs. Edgworth set out last Monday se'ennight.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Let me see; stand away, let us compute; you stayed four days at Inish-Corthy, two nights at Mrs. Proby's mother's, and yet was but six days in journey; for your words are, "We left Wexford this day se'ennight, and came here last night."

    The Journal to Stella

  • O, faith, Presto has been a sort of a lazy fellow: but Presto will remove to town this day se'ennight; the Secretary has commanded me to do so; and I believe he and I shall go for some days to Windsor, where he will have leisure to mind some business we have together.

    The Journal to Stella

  • I was at Court and church to-day, as I was this day se'ennight: I generally am acquainted with about thirty in the drawing-room, and I am so proud I make all the lords come up to me: one passes half an hour pleasant enough.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Mr. Secretary, George Granville, and Masham: the last has invited me to the christening of his son to-morrow se'ennight; and on Saturday I go to Windsor with Mr. Secretary.

    The Journal to Stella

  • There has not been a drop of rain since Friday se'ennight.

    The Journal to Stella

  • His journey from London had been hard and long, and in a se'ennight he had traveled sevenscore and more of miles.

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

  • The news that Robin Hood had come back again to dwell in Sherwood as of old spread like wildfire all over the countryside, so that ere a se'ennight had passed nearly all of his old yeomen had gathered about him again.

    The Adventures of Robin Hood

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  • A beautiful word that I have never (oops...ne'er) seen before. Thanks.

    October 9, 2007

  • A week; seven nights (see also fortnight)

    October 9, 2007