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  • And there she was right enough, that lovely sight enough, the girleen bawn asthore, as for days galore, of planxty Gregory.

    Finnegans Wake

  • "That I will, asthore, though it's little the welcome of an old woman will be to him while he has your swate face to look on."

    Only an Irish Girl

  • 'Tis madam as has the heart an 'the conscience for the poor Irish, an' miss, too, asthore! '

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • 'I have no friends in the world miss, asthore; my father died years ago, and my mother, brother, and sister all died of this horrible famine and pestilence! oh me! oh me!'

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • The old woman bent forward and peered anxiously into his face; her kind but searching eyes seemed to look down into his very soul, as, in a voice trembling with emotion, she replied: "Yes: but tell me, asthore, where did ye get the money?"

    Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir

  • "I'm certain ye are, asthore!" continued the good creature, heartily.

    Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir

  • "Sure, asthore, I'm still alive to tell the tale, though 'tis not far I'll be getting with you interrupting at every moment!"

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • If it had been anyone but Jack I should be angry with ye, asthore, for 'twas a wicked thrick to play entirely!

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • "Will ye hold your tongue, asthore, and not be spoiling me story on me?"

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • "Ask your mother to come into town with me, Flamby asthore; I've seen a fine coat at Dale's that'll make her heart glad."

    The Orchard of Tears

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  • treasure, term of endearment, from Irish: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asthore

    November 22, 2018

  • See also a stor.

    September 5, 2008

  • "He put up his two poor hands and the red mark of the ropes on his wrists and whispered to her: 'Winnie, asthore, isn't it the long time you were away from me?'"

    - Frank O'Connor, 'The Bridal Night'.

    September 5, 2008