Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of very: more very
  • adj. complete, absolute

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Examples

  • Howsoever in public they pretend much zeal, seem to be very holy men, and bitterly preach against adultery, fornication, there are no verier bawds or whoremasters in a country; [5221] whose soul they should gain to

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Yet, on my conscience, there are verier knaves desire to live, for all he be a Roman; and there be some of them too, that die against their wills; so should I, if I were one.

    Act V. Scene IV. Cymbeline

  • Ne'er did I see verier light in earth or sky, than flashed into her face as their eyes met.

    A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales

  • Bids the veil seem verier iron than the word of life's own law.

    A Channel Passage and Other Poems Taken from The Collected Poetical Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne—Vol VI

  • England, at his return home he was adjudged to be the fool himself; but now wearied with the motley coxcombe, he hath undertaken in some place or other to find a verier foole than himself.

    The Book of Noodles Stories of Simpletons; or, Fools and Their Follies

  • A number of others of the jury of penniless poets having related their stories, at last it is agreed that if the Foole of all Fooles cannot be found among those before named, one of themselves must be the fool, for there cannot be a verier fool than a poet, "for poets have good wits, but cannot use them, great store of money, but cannot keep it," etc.

    The Book of Noodles Stories of Simpletons; or, Fools and Their Follies

  • Yet, on my conscience, there are verier knaves desire to live, for all he be a Roman: and there be some of them too that die against their wills; so should I, if I were one.

    Cymbeline

  • Yet, on my confeience, there are verier krraveff defire to live, for ail he be a Roman 7 and there be fome of then* too that & t againft their wills; fo mould I, if I were one. f wantd we were all of one mind, and one mind good; O there were defolation of goal irs and gallowfcs.

    Works

  • Yet, on my confcienee, there are verier knaves defire to live, for all he be a Roman: and there be fome of them too, that die againft their wills -, fo fhould I, if I were one.

    The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare: In Six Volumes

  • 3240: Conscience, there are verier Knaues desire to liue, for all

    Cymbeline (1623 First Folio Edition)

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