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- n. Plural form of greeve.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old plural of grief.
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We can haz cellybrayshuns togedder and greeves and memorees togedder.
Yet in truth, it is verie defectious in the circumstaunces, which greeves mee, because it might not remaine as an exact moddell of all Tragidies.
So, likewise, in Rowland's _Night Raven_, 1620, a scrivener, who has his cloak and hat stolen from him, exclaims, "I will not cry, _Hamlet, revenge_ my greeves."