from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make heavy;


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  • He seen one o 'them black folks git a gredge against another an' go an 'set down an' look stiddy at him in his hut an 'cuss him in his mind an' set there an 'watch, watch, until the other kind o' took sick an 'died, all in a fortnight, I believe he said; 'twould make your blood run cold to hear gran'ther describe it, 'twould so.

    In Dark New England Days

  • I wisht you could make that p'int plain in the piece you aim to write, so's folks would understand jest how I feel -- so's they'd understand that I don't bear no gredge ag'inst any livin 'creature.

    From Place to Place

  • Anny gredge I iver had again her I burrid long ago.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • I might be sayin ''twas like wanst whin me cousin Mike an' a Kerry man be th 'name iv Sullivan had a gredge again a man named Doherty, that was half a Kerry man himsilf.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • No man that bears a gredge again 'himsilf' ll iver be governor iv a state.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy

  • They kept Doherty indures f 'r a day, but by an' by me cousin Mike lost inthrest in th 'gredge, havin' others that was newer, an 'he wint over to th' ya-ards; an 'Doherty an' Sullivan begin to bow to each other, an 'afther a while they found that they were blood relations, an', what's closer thin that whin ye're away fr'm home, townies.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • 'It is,' says I. 'I was thinkin' las 'night I'd give up me gredge again ye,' says he.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • Little gredge have I again 'anny monarch in th' deck.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy

  • But I hain't a-holdin 'no gredge, an' now I'll tell ye sumpin 'that'll s'prise ye.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)

  • Oh, I'll answer fur him "-- she too had risen; her hand trembled on the back of the chair, but her face was scornfully smiling --" he don't mind the _money_; he'll never git you-uns _fined_ ter pay back the gredge.

    His "Day In Court" 1895


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