from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of greet.
  • A Middle English form of greet.
  • A Middle English form of great.


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  • The third fared no better, for the peasant again said: 'Grete, that is the third.'

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  • So when he went in with his dish, the peasant nudged his wife, and said: 'Grete, that is the second.'

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  • Day, a student at the Royal Ballet School, gives a fearless performance as Grete, continuing to see her brother in the tortured insect form long after their parents have given up.

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  • His parents (Anton Skrzypiciel, Nina Goldman) and his sister Grete (Laura Day) are alternately horrified and pitying, but whether they see a giant insect or a man suffering a breakdown in a fouled bedroom we are never really sure.

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  • In William Turner's "Grete Herbal" 1576, the first popular, English-language guide to the vegetable kingdom, the botanist was blunt on the matter of mushroom taxonomy.

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  • It appeared the height of hubris: No man or woman had set a world record in New York since 1980, when the late Grete Waitz firmly established herself as an all-time great.

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  • As I was cooling down, an older runner and TNT alumni came up next to me and talked to me about my training, offered me tips, asked about my fundraising and told me a great little story about randomly running in the park with marathon great Grete Waitz.

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  • If it wasn't for Grete, women's distance running would not be where it is now, said Liz McColgan, herself a winner of the New York and London marathons, and who, from 1992, was coached by Waitz.

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  • Grete Waitz winning her fifth marathon in New York in 1983.

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