Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Beyond.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition Scot. Beyond.

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  • adverb Scotland, Northern England Beyond.
  • preposition Scotland, Northern England Beyond.

Etymologies

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From a- +‎ yond.

Examples

  • First, for auld langsyne; second, for the sake of the auld wife ayont the fire at

    Rob Roy

  • She followed the steps of the night, on its pathway of stars, far into the 'wee sma' hours ayont the twal ':' she was with

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • I could love a sodger noo, and I'll lay doon ayont ye

    Adam Cameron

  • Could you love a sodger noo, could you lay doon ayont me

    Adam Cameron

  • We are not told that they are Scotch, endowed though they undoubtedly are with some of the canny and thrifty characteristics of the dwellers ayont the Tweed.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878

  • Second, for the sake of the auld wife ayont the fire at

    Red Cap Tales Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

  • And laddie, I am askin 'God to keep me pure, for my love will hae its bloom some day far ayont us, like the bonny heather when the winter's bye.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • Yir mother's bearin 'her sorrow all alane in Ettrick and her laddie'll bear it ayont the ocean.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • We've clomb the hill thegither, Donal ', mony a time sair an' weary, but oor hairts were stoot when the brae was stae; but noo I've reached the bonnie bit ayont the brae, an 'ye're a' 'at's wantin', Donal ', to mak' it fair beautiful!

    St. Cuthbert's

  • "Dinna greet for me," said he in a calm and hopeful voice, "I ha'e already leeved ayont the period allotted to the life o 'man; I ha'e striven in my ain imperfect way to do my duty in this life, an' I am thankfu 'that I am able to say that I dinna fear death; and I feel that when I dee I shall gang hame to the house o' a mercifu 'Father."

    Stories and Sketches

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