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  • The amusement that comes frae spendin 'siller recklessly dinna last; what does endure is the comfort o' kennin 'weel that, come what may, weel or woe, ye'll be ready.

    Between You and Me

  • There's thae twa fules o 'bairns -- troth, they're nae better; an' the tane 's jist as muckle to blame as the tither -- only the lass is waur to blame nor the lad, bein 'made sharper, an' kennin 'better nor him what comes o' sic!

    Donal Grant, by George MacDonald

  • "'But,' says I, 'maybes ye wad be the better o' kennin 'that the kye's eatin' your washin 'up on the loan.

    The Lilac Sunbonnet

  • Aiblins Davie Hume has sappit his belief, and the muckle Deil, kennin 'that, is thrawin' a flee ower him as for a saumon the noo. '

    Border Ghost Stories

  • "No, Rob, I canna 'say; but folks' tongues will soon be busy, I hae nae doot, an 'there will be a lot o' clip-clash, an 'everybody kennin' nothing, will ken the right way o't, an 'every yin will hae a different story to tell."

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • Am I just to disappear oot o 'everybody's kennin' altogether?

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • Walker hated him, an 'I'm inclined to think that he has deliberately put Geordie into this place, kennin' that the lower seam had been worked out lang, lang syne.

    The Underworld The Story of Robert Sinclair, Miner

  • "Yea, I was thinking you would be kennin 'me soon," said he, laughing;

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • "Attention!" shouted Dauvid till his class; an 'Bandy Wobster -- wha was busy glowerin' at the drunkard's liver, an 'windrin' what like his ain was, nae doot -- strak in, without kennin ', wi'"Shoulder arms!" an 'the laddies roared an' leuch till you wud actually thocht they wudda wranged themsel's.

    My Man Sandy

  • "Weel, it canna be ony harm, shurely, jist to _copy_ the letter, but ye needna mention the maitter to onyane; there's nae kennin 'whit they wad mak' o't."

    Miss Dexie A Romance of the Provinces

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