Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of asper.

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Examples

  • We shouldn't aspre to go back to just the Victorian era but to celebrate all feminine dress western or not.

    The Beautiful, Soft, Flowing, Modest, Clothing Depicted in the Art of Alfred Emile Leopold Stevens (1823-1906)

  • I found an amazing blog called The Dairi Burger, which brilliantly ridicules books I used to read aspre-teen called Sweet Valley High books (you can read more about that here).

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  • July 27, 2008 at 9:34 am cutie pie kitton wit funnie expre aspre.. funneh luuk on faec cutie pie ashun gurl teh cute dat pwns!

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  • En cette condition de nature, de quoy je parle, il y a quant et quant aussi cela, qu'elle demande à estre non pas esbranlée et piquée par ces passions fortes, comme la colere de Cassius car ce mouvement seroit trop aspre, elle veut estre non pas secouée, mais solicitée; elle veut estre eschaufée et reveillée par les occasions estrangeres, presentes et fortuites.

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  • Mindful of the caveats relating to developing economies founds in most ILO Conventions, it would be unrealistic and indeed short - sighted for a developing country such as South Africa to aspre to setting minimum conditions of employment and living wages found in developed economies.

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  • O knight invincible, strongest of all strong, now these aspre torments and cruel, doubt thee now a vanquisher.

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  • After, he enforced his body with great penances that he did, for he tormented it with aspre and hard fastings, yet was S. Barnabas a man enforced to suffer pains and torments; for he and S. Paul abandoned their lives overall for the love of our Lord Jesu Christ.

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  • He put in the will of a burgess of Ephesus that he would make in that mountain, which was desert and aspre, a stable for his pasturers and herdmen.

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  • And when Christopher saw that, he marvelled, and demanded whereof he doubted, and had left the high and fair way, and had gone so far about by so aspre a desert.

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  • One day the Cogia bought a quantity of eggs at the rate of nine for the aspre, and carrying them to another place, he sold them at the rate of ten.

    The Turkish Jester or, The Pleasantries of Cogia Nasr Eddin Effendi

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