Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An old spelling of belive.

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Examples

  • A jocular allusion to the fact that if a person says he will be back, or done with anything "belyve," that is, immediately, or in a little, the probability is he will be longer than expected.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

  • [Gullen supposedly reflects rhymes as used in Scotland, but this is a Northumbrian song, in Bruce & Stokoe (1882), 110, with its pleasant tune.] 1.4 alive should be belyve, i.e. soon.

    About the Bush, Willy

  • Let this request that I shall make in both our names belyve [6]

    The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream'

  • The sun gaed loon a 'bluidy, an' belyve the morn rose unco mirk an 'dreary, wi' bullers (rollers) frae the west like muckle sowthers (soldiers) wi 'white plumes.

    Richard Carvel — Volume 04

  • Till a 'their weel-swall'd kytes belyve [well-swelled bellies soon]

    Robert Burns How To Know Him

  • "Leave my presence, and learn your duty, belyve, for before the turn of the moon Staneholme's wife ye sall be."

    Girlhood and Womanhood The Story of some Fortunes and Misfortunes

  • I ken it frae ane o 'his concurrents, as they ca' them, that's warned to meet him; and they'll be about their wark belyve; whare they clip, there needs nae kame --- they shear close eneugh. ''

    The Antiquary

  • Sit down, sirs, they'll be in belyve; '' and she dismissed her spindle from her hand to twirl upon the floor, and soon seemed exclusively occupied in regulating its motion, as unconscious of the presence of the strangers as she appeared indifferent to their rank or business there.

    The Antiquary

  • If ye hae business wi my gude-daughter, or my son, they'll be in belyve, --- I never speak on business mysell.

    The Antiquary

  • If ye hae business wi 'my gude-daughter, or my son, they'll be in belyve, -- I never speak on business mysell.

    The Antiquary — Complete

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