Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The period of seven days and nights; a week, or the time from one day of the week to the next day of the same denomination preceding or following. See sennight.
- n. A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights. See sennight.
- From the Middle English sēven-night, from the Old English seofon ("seven") + nihta (the genitive plural form of niht, “night”); equivalent to seven + night; compare the Modern English noun fortnight and the Old English adjective seofonnihte. (Wiktionary)
“I will play on this week only; and if I have a good run, I will carry it off with me; if a bad one, the loss can hardly amount to anything considerable in seven days, for I hope to see you in town tomorrow sevennight.”
“Take notice, I summon you before the official this day sevennight; I will law and claw you like any old devil of Vauverd, that I will — Then turning himself towards Friar John, with a smiling and joyful look, he said to him,”
“And the cause of the plague was by a stinking and infectious exhalation which lately vapoured out of the abysms, whereof there have died above two and twenty hundred and threescore thousand and sixteen persons within this sevennight.”
“This is a very wise and just maxim; and if I have not left at Mr. Morphew's, directed to me, bank bills for £200 on or before this day sevennight, I shall tell how Tom Cash got his estate.”
“I expected her here on Friday next, or on this day sevennight.”
“I expect you in London on Wednesday sevennight, and there and in”
“I believe I told you of Crawfurd's (13) preferment in my letter of last Friday sevennight.”
“I came down here on this day sevennight, and could I have walked”
“I am as yet very well, and shall be very careful of myself, and I propose, as I told you, to set out from hence on Sunday sevennight, the first of the next month, and stay with George two days at Salt Hill.”
“This cough which I have now has confined me to my room every since last Monday was sevennight, and has for the time been more severe than any which I have ever had.”
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