Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of hotter.

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Examples

  • Ellieslaw has the auld riding blood far hetter at his heart than ye hae — troth, he kens naething about thae newfangled notions

    The Black Dwarf

  • Here the principle is applied to judgements of goodness, since one definition of ‘good’ was ‘what beings that acquire understanding will choose in any given case’: from which it clearly follows that that thing is hetter which understanding declares to be so.

    Rhetoric

  • 'A heid hetter than hell fire, and twae een lookin 'different ways for the Sabbath.'

    The Adventure of the Literary Innkeeper

  • "A heid hetter than hell fire, and twae een lookin 'different ways for the Sabbath."

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • The auld Laird of Ellieslaw has the auld riding blood far hetter at his heart than ye hae --- troth, he kens naething about thae newfangled notions o 'peace and quietness --- he's a' for the auld-warld doings o 'lifting and laying on, and he has a wheen stout lads at his back too, and keeps them weel up in heart, and as fu' o 'mischief as young colts.

    The Black Dwarf

  • 'My friends,' said he, 'by virtue o' my office as your president, I askes o 'our friend Slackbridge, who may be a little over hetter in this business, to take his seat, whiles this man Stephen Blackpool is heern.

    Hard Times

  • A few stern voices called out 'No!' and a score or two hailed, with assenting cries of 'Hear, hear!' the caution from one man, 'Slackbridge, y'or over hetter in't; y'or a goen too fast!'

    Hard Times

  • It had been het afore, as I hae said, but that nicht it was hetter than ever.

    Merry Men

  • 'Slackbridge, y'or over hetter in't; y'or a goen too fast!'

    Hard Times

  • The auld Laird of Ellieslaw has the auld riding blood far hetter at his heart than ye hae -- troth, he kens naething about thae newfangled notions o 'peace and quietness -- he's a' for the auld-warld doings o 'lifting and laying on, and he has a wheen stout lads at his back too, and keeps them weel up in heart, and as fu' o 'mischief as young colts.

    The Black Dwarf

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