from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of fret.
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Prince, Kinge Richard the Third; who albeit I shold guilde with farre better termes of eloquence then I have don, and freate myself to deathe in pursuite of his commendations, yet his disgrace beinge so publicke, and the worlde so opinionate of his misdoings, as I shold not be able so farre to justifie him as they to condemne him.
Th 'other with canker all to-freate. fretted away.
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2.88.112: To freate inward, for losyng such a losse.