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- adj. Distracted; mad.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Out of one's senses; distracted; mad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Distracted; mad: as, “I am not bestraught,”
Edwardes wife, beeyng in Sanctuarie, was bestraught of witte and sences, sounyng and falling doune to the grounde as dedde, the Quéene after reuiued, knéeled doune, and cal - led on God, to take vengaunce on this murtherer.
A booke called the Foundacion of Rhetorike because all other partes of Rhetorike are grounded thereupon, euery parte sette forthe in an Oracion vpon questions, verie profitable to bee knowen and redde
For, Belford, (’tis a folly to deny it,) I have been, to use an old word, quite bestraught.