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  • noun obsolete affliction; dreariness


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  • They flow, they lighten my despair and ease my drearihood.

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV Anonymous 1879

  • Now all folk at Wethermel when they looked upon Osberne's face deemed that he was bettering of the drearihood which had weighed on him ever since the battle with the strong-thieves, and of that bettering they were right glad, for they were wont to have much joy of his fellowship.

    The Sundering Flood William Morris 1865


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