Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Showing the effects of much weeping; marred or swollen in face through sore or continued weeping.

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Examples

  • Norwegian languages expressively call begrutten, could do nothing but sigh.

    Hunted and Harried

  • When, therefore, she came on deck and found her own handmaid with her pretty little face swelled, or, as she expressed it, "begrutten," and heard her express a wish that she had never left home, she lost command of herself -- a loss that she always found it easy to come by -- and, seizing Bertha by the shoulder, ordered her down into the cabin instantly.

    The Norsemen in the West

  • Glendinning, “will I give you the book, if so be I can while it from the bairns; and indeed, poor things, as the case stands with them even now, you might take the heart out of their bodies, and they never find it out, they are sae begrutten.”

    The Monastery

  • She stood bravely beside her father, whose face was as begrutten as hers was serene, and those who put her through her catechism found to my mind but a good heart and tolerance where they sought treachery and rank heresy.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Rings, and your cheeks are begrutten, and blood is besprent on the walls,

    Essays in Little

  • Whan I cam in that day -- the day efter ye broucht her hame, ye ken -- the luik of her puir, bonny, begrutten facy jist turnt my hert ower i 'the mids o' me.

    Heather and Snow

  • "Maraquita!" he exclaimed, looking in amazement at the countenance of his lady-love, which was what Norsemen style "begrutten."

    Black Ivory

  • Nothing resulting, he changed his mood, shouted "O'af!" once more, in heartrending accents, and -- with his eyes half-shut and mouth wide open, his arms and hands helplessly pendent, his legs astraddle, and his whole aspect what is expressively styled in the Norse tongue begrutten -- howled in abject despair!

    The Norsemen in the West

  • "will I give you the book, if so be I can while it from the bairns; and indeed, poor things, as the case stands with them even now, you might take the heart out of their bodies, and they never find it out, they are sae begrutten."

    The Monastery

  • Why, your face is as much _begrutten_ as if you were a mere baby. "

    The Norsemen in the West

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