Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not fain; sorry.

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Examples

  • I am sleepless * and by day in distress * consumed with increasing wasting and pain * and longing and love unfain * abounding in sighs * with tear flooded eyes * by passion captive ta'en * of Desire the slain * with heart seared by the parting of us twain * the debtor of longing bane, of sickness cup-companion

    Arabian nights. English

  • "Verily, Isfahand is my Mameluke and a slave of my slaves, and I reck not of her father, an he be fain or unfain."

    Arabian nights. English

  • I am sleepless and by day in distress consumed with increasing wasting and pain and longing and love unfain abounding in sighs with tear flooded eyes by passion captive ta’en of Desire the slain with heart seared by the parting of us twain the debtor of longing bane, of sickness cup-companion

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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