from The Century Dictionary.

  • A Middle English form of thrice.


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  • And foughten for our faith at Tramissen,81 in listes thries, and aye slayne his foe:

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  • "Nixt toime he thries to hit ye, knock off his head for his impidence!"

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  • Rockyfellar institution f'r th 'care iv money they'd be in betther surroundings, but whin Jawn thries to carry thim off I raise a cry iv

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  • Scanlan's bad boy is good f'r a column anny time he goes dhrunk an 'thries to kill a polisman.

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  • If a king goes out an 'looks haughty some wan iv his subjicks fires a gas pipe bomb at him, an' if he thries to be janial he's li'ble to be slapped on th 'back in th' paddock an 'called' Joe. '

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  • No, sir, whin ye peek in th 'dure to sell ye'er paper ye'll see ye'er Uncle George settin' down comfortable with his legs crossed, thrippin 'up annywan that thries to pass him.

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  • Thin they'se a play about an English gintleman iv th 'old school who thries to make a girl write a letter f'r him an' if she don't he'll tell on her.

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  • Th 'reason a sailor thries to ride a horse is because he niver r-rode wan befure.

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  • An ', whin th' Loot comes back, he won't be a hero anny more; an ', if anny woman thries to kiss him, he'll climb a three.

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  • Th 'minyit a Mormon thries to break into a pollytical job, a dillygation rises an' says they: 'What!' they says, 'permit this polluted monsther f'r to invade th' chaste atmosphere, 'they says,' iv th 'house iv riprisintatives,' they says.

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