Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of dree.

Etymologies

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dree +‎ -ing

Examples

  • And when he ended his verses, he wept with sore weeping, for indeed the ways were walled up before his face and death seemed to him better than dreeing life, and he walked on like a drunken man for stress of distraction, and stayed not till noontide, when he came to a little town and saw a plougher hard by, ploughing with a yoke of bulls.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As Janet Reid reminds us, it is not the time to start dreeing your weird.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Again that far, weirdly dreeing cry, from realms immeasurable.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Now he was dreeing his weird, with such assistance as the chemist could afford.

    The Golden Age

  • He was dreeing the weird he had prepared for others.

    Mr. Standfast

  • To be short, though it were called the Least Guard-chamber, it was a prison, and she was there dreeing her penance, as Dame Elinor would call the cruelty of her malice, which the chaplain, Dame Elinor's led captain, had ordained her for some sin which the twain had forged between them.

    Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair

  • He did not mean to say, 'Take comfort, for other people are as badly off as you are,' but he meant to call to the remembrance of the solitary sufferer the thousands of his brethren who were 'dreeing the same weird' in the same uncongenial world.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John

  • ` ` It's my gudemither, my lord, '' said Margaret; ` ` but she canna see onybody e'enow --- Ohon! we're dreeing a sair weird --- we hae had a heavy dispensation! ''

    The Antiquary

  • I sympathize with you for the _dole_ which you are _dreeing_ under the inflictions of your honest proser.

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)

  • "It's my gudemither, my lord," said Margaret; "but she canna see onybody e'enow -- Ohon! we're dreeing a sair weird -- we hae had a heavy dispensation!"

    The Antiquary — Complete

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