from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of speight.
  • n. Obsolete spelling of spite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spite.
  • n. A woodpecker. See speight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete erroneous spelling of spite.


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  • This is my Place in spight of thee, and all thy fawning Faction, and I shall keep it, when thou, perhaps, shalt be an humble Suppliant here at my Foot-stool.

    The Roundheads: or, The Good Old Cause

  • Daughter invito te, that is, (to inform thy obtuse understanding) in spight of thee, yes shall marry her, though she inherits nothing but thy dull Enthusiasmes, which had she been legitimate she had been possest with.

    Sir Patient Fancy

  • I have lost my heart, and am unworthy of your proffer'd blessings, — doe, and see her marry me in spight to this Fop Easy, this Knight of Nonsence; no, no, dissemble me handsomely and like a

    Sir Patient Fancy

  • Whether we ought to adopt the view taken by Roman Catholics, and consider marriage as a sacrament; or whether (as Milton bitterly wrote, when arguing his right to get rid of the wife who was no "help-mate" to him) persons once wedded, should be compelled, "in spight of antipathy, to fadge together and combine as they may, to their unspeakable wearisomeness; – forced to draw in that yoke, an unmerciful day's work of sorrow, till death unharness them," – is no longer an argument in Protestant England.

    English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century

  • You would actually support a short sighted, republican – who supports George Bush's unjust war – just to spight Senator Obama?

    Clinton adviser: Clinton 'willing' to lend campaign more money

  • These tender Words, mix'd with his Tears, in spight of all my


  • Object of his Aversion; tho 'a Confidant of his, assur'd me of the contrary, and that Bosvil had told him, That Love had taken such deep Root in his Soul, that in spight of all his Efforts, even Marriage it self, he could not eradicate it, and therefore avoided my Presence, because he cou'd not see me with Indifferency; moreover, he told him what

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • They pul'd and hal'd him in a spight, and threw him on a Kill, kiln

    John Barleycorn

  • Emily smiled, and, remembering how lately she had suffered herself to be led away by superstition, determined now to resist its contagion; yet, in spight of her efforts, she felt awe mingle with her curiosity, on this subject; and Blanche, who had hitherto listened in silence, now enquired what this music was, and how long it had been heard.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • I verily believe that spight and passion would have killed her, had I not luckily discovered her prepossession in favour of Cherry Brandy.

    The Monk


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