from The Century Dictionary.

  • An exclamation of surprise or grief: also used as a verb.


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  • "V is like Batman-lite... hech he is more like Punisher-lite"

    Archive 2006-05-28

  • "A princess -- hech, let me get oot o 'this," cried the angry gentleman-farmer, making attempts to reach the door; "I could not touch her, but I'd be feared that I could not keep my tongue off ony o 'that breed."


  • "Hech! hech! hech!" laughed the old man, sitting down and rubbing his knees.

    Garthowen A Story of a Welsh Homestead

  • He was never onything remarkable for intellec, and jist took what the minister tellt him for true, an 'keepit the guid o't; for his hert was aye richt, an' his faith a hantle stronger than maybe it had ony richt to be, accordin 'to his ain opingans; but, hech! there's something far better nor his opingans i' the hert o 'ilka

    David Elginbrod

  • Mony ane 'at spak like that, had nae doot a guid meanin' in't; but, hech man! it's an awesome deevilich way o 'sayin' a holy thing.

    David Elginbrod

  • "'Annals o' the Payrish, 'Archie, hech, sirs, he's big eneuch to be the Payrish itself -- let alone the annals o' it."

    Canada and the States

  • "Hech, Mileddy! hech! there's ane come wi 'a letter for your Leddyship, and it's entrusted to my han', Mileddy - to my han '."

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • Ah! hech! were it not for Scripture I should have thought that Adam, rather than

    Daily Thoughts selected from the writings of Charles Kingsley by his wife

  • "Nout basquès mey gran hech que non pouchques lheba:"

    Béarn and the Pyrenees A Legendary Tour to the Country of Henri Quatre

  • Man how the hech did this guy turn out so disappointing after having Ernie as a mentor' Think about who we lost vs what we brought in.

    NY Daily News


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