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Beshrew

verb
1.
Wish harm upon; invoke evil upon.  Synonyms: anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict.






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"Beshrew" Quotes from Famous Books



... ecstasy. JOHN of Newcastle, reins a restive horse; He's none too eager for another course. The one-armed Irish Chief looks pale and grim; E'en cheery LARRY, of the cynic whim, Hath a less careless chuckle than his wont. "Beshrew me! but they bear a gallant front!" Mutter the pikemen ranged in order round. Sore-battered RITCHIE,—may he soon be sound!— Bates not a jot of courage; that stark fighter And shifty swordsman, JOACHIM: the Reiter, ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 103, August 13, 1892 • Various

... knave," quoth the cove in fustian brown, as he entered the inn followed by the pretty youth in broadcloth blue—"beshrew me, I am devilish hungry, and athirst likewise. Knave, a stoup of sack, and then let ham, eggs and coffee ...
— My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson - Being the Auto-Biography of an Author. Written by Himself. • George Thompson

... with a somewhat arrogant manner—said briskly: "Perchance the ass is right; these pine needles are becoming monotonous, and I have seventeen million four hundred and sixty-two thousand five hundred and eleven more to do. Beshrew me if I do ...
— A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil • T. R. Swinburne

... some month or two Before you venture for me. I could teach you How to choose right,—but then I am forsworn;— So will I never be: so you may miss me;— But if you do, you'll make me wish a sin, That I had been forsworn. Beshrew your eyes, They have o'erlooked me, and divided me: One half of me is yours, the other half yours,— Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, ...
— Characteristics of Women - Moral, Poetical, and Historical • Anna Jameson



Words linked to "Beshrew" :   put forward, conjure, call down, arouse, evoke, stir, bring up, bless, call forth, conjure up, invoke, raise



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