from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Obsolete form of price.
  • n. Obsolete form of prize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See price, and 1st prize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Middle English form of price.


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  • "We 'ave refrained from' andcuffin 'pris'ner, sir, at your horders," he said, in a tone that warned O'Hara that should harm come of it, on his head be the blame.

    The Black Moth: A Romance of the XVIII Century

  • Mathematics may be philosophically parti pris, which is why it has developed the way it has.

    Naturalism in the Philosophy of Mathematics

  • It was like getting out o 'pris'n to get away from Joe for a little while.

    Light Freights

  • Th 'pris'ner has hardly time to grab up his hat befure he 's hauled off to his funeral obsequies, an' th 'onprejudiced public feels happy about it.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley

  • Th 'defince must prove that th' pris'ner has money.

    Mr. Dooley Says

  • 'I have,' says th 'pris'ner, smilin' in his peculiar way.

    Mr. Dooley Says

  • "No, no, no!" cried Mrs. Ruggles, in despair; "Yer look for all the world like a gang o 'pris'ners; there ain't no style ter that; spread out more, can't yer, an' act kind o 'careless like -- nobody's goin' ter kill ye!"

    The Birds' Christmas Carol

  • "True, Massa," returned Ebony, "it would be perfik f'licity if we could forgit de poor Christ'ns in chains an 'pris'ns."

    The Fugitives The Tyrant Queen of Madagascar

  • The Legislative Fiscal Office on Tuesday reported net receipts to the $12.6 billion General Fund, that pays for non-education spending such as pris - ns and Medicaid, and the $12.3 billion Education Trust Fund.

    Local News from Gadsden Times

  • "So th 'pris'ner waits an' dhreams he 's a lightnin 'rod an' th 'public waits an' ivrybody waits.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley


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