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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of beshrew.


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  • The first alternative is hard, but the second too grievous for impaired powers of endurance; I must therefore find what expression I may, and tell you how my life has been beshrewed ever since, a boy of twelve, I first incurred the obloquy of being shy.

    Apologia Diffidentis

  • ” And she beshrewed herself for so unkindly judging of his unkindness.


  • And she beshrewed herself for so unkindly judging of his unkindness.

    Tales from Shakespeare

  • He certainly entertained no hope that you would finally yield; and his position could not have been an agreeable one, from any point of view; for whether he was regarded as the monster he was, or only as a sadly beshrewed husband, he must have felt himself the subject of unpleasant remark. "

    The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems


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  • "Nor is it every apple I desire,
    Nor that which pleases every palate best;
    'T is not the lasting Deuxan I require,
    Nor yet the red-cheeked Greening I request,
    Nor that which first beshrewed the name of wife,
    Nor that whose beauty caused the golden strife:
    No, no! bring me an apple from the tree of life."
    - traditional (England).

    December 14, 2007