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Abye   Listen
Abye, Aby  v. t. & v. i.  (past & past part. abought; pres. part. abying)  
To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. (Obs.)
Synonyms: expiate "Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear."
To endure; to abide. (Obs.) "But nought that wanteth rest can long aby."

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"Abye" Quotes from Famous Books

... clearer sense of what a church should be. Meanwhile—' The King stopped and considered. 'Study in England! Ay! You see, Malcolm, I must take my seat, and have the reins of my unruly steed firm in my hand, ere I take cognizance of these offences. The caitiff Walter—mansworn that he is—he shall abye it; but that can scarce be as yet, and methinks it were not well that I entered Scotland with you and your sister at my side, for then must I seem to have overlooked an offence that, by this holy relic, I will never pardon. ...
— The Caged Lion • Charlotte M. Yonge

... talking, Aby," said a diminutive gentleman, with a Roman nose and generally antique visage; "you must do the best you can for yourself, and get your living in a respectable sort of vay. I can't do no more for you, so help ...
— Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846 • Various

Words linked to "Abye" :   atone, aby, compensate, redress, correct

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