from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Were not.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of near.
- An obsolete contracted form of never.
- n. A Middle English form of neer.
- n. A Middle English contraction of ne were, were not.
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"I want to try regressive hypnosis on him. 'nere's no risk, but there's a chance for high reward," I announced to the group.
(The first Folio omits 'a, 'and in the next line reads' nere 'for' nor. '
I´m sorry but I fail to discern the layers of responsibility inferred by the simple act of having moved from, say, Mobile to Moline that you so easily place on the shoulders of nere-do-wells just because they have changed places of habitation.
The first city of the said India which I came vnto, is called Ceuskalon, [Or, Ceuskala.] which being a daies iourney distant from the sea, stands vpon a riuer, the water whereof, nere vnto the mouth, where it exonerateth it selfe into the sea, doth ouerflow the land for the space of 12. daies iourney.
By this time it was past three of the clocke, and they vnladed their houses nere vnto a certain water: And there came vnto vs his interpreter, who being aduertised by vs that wee were neuer there before, demanded some of our victuals, and we yeelded vnto his request.
I wot nere, but God knowethe: but in what wyse than men worschipen it, the blessed seynt John holt him a payd.
And whan Sethe cam azen, he fonde his fadre nere ded.
And sum men seyn, that thei ben sepultures of grete lordes, that weren somtyme; but that is not trewe: for alle the comoun rymour and speche is of alle the peple there, bothe and nere, that thei ben the garneres of
And there nere, is the place where that oure Lord rested him, whan he was wery, for berynge of the Cros.
So named of Serracum, a place nere vnto the Nabatheis, or rather as thei woulde haue it them selues, of Sara, Abrahams wife.