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

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"Beshrew" Quotes from Famous Books

... 'twas not!) Common-sense was extinguished, and Good Taste Did wonder darkling on the verge of doom. I saw a Monster, a malign, marine, Mysterious, many-whorled, mug-lumbering Bogey, Stretched (like Miltonian angels on the marl) In league-long loops upon the billowy brine. Beshrew thee, old familiar ocean Bogey, Thou spectral spook of many Silly Seasons, Beshrew thee, and avaunt! Which being put In post-Shakspearian vernacular, means Confound, you, and Get out!!! The monstrous worm Wriggling its corkscrew periwinkly ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 104, January 21, 1893 • Various

... "Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan For that deep wound it gives my friend and me! Is't not enough to torture me alone, But slave to slavery my sweet'st friend must be? Me from myself thy cruel eye hath ...
— The Man Shakespeare • Frank Harris

... my Lucia went, Bearing a crystal continent: But, making haste, it came to pass She brake in two the purer glass, Then smil'd, and sweetly chid her speed; So with a blush beshrew'd the deed. ...
— The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2 • Robert Herrick

... these mad fellows, Ronald," said La Tour to the sentinel on duty; "and, if there is any disturbance, let me know it, and, beshrew me, if they have another holiday ...
— The Rivals of Acadia - An Old Story of the New World • Harriet Vaughan Cheney

... it then to wander here! But now—beshrew yon nimble deer— Like that same hermit's, thin and spare, The copse must give my evening fare; Some mossy bank my couch must be, Some rustling oak my canopy. Yet pass we that; the war and chase Give little ...
— The Lady of the Lake • Sir Walter Scott

... WILL SUM. Beshrew my heart, of a number of ill legs I never saw worse dancers. How bless'd are you, that the wenches of the ...
— A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. VIII (4th edition) • Various

... the Abbot; "they are more apt to take any gold the Church has left, than to bequeath or bestow any—and for cattle, beshrew me if I think they care whether beeves have fed on the meadows of Lanercost ...
— The Monastery • Sir Walter Scott

... 'Beshrew my tongue that said so!' answered the counsellor; 'it will cost my ears a dinning.—Well, say in two words what you've got to say—you see ...
— Sir Walter Scott - A Lecture at the Sorbonne • William Paton Ker

... the sweet girls go by? "Beshrew the grey-beard's tune!— What ails his minstrelsy To sing us snow in June!" Shall they too laugh, and fleet Far in ...
— Collected Poems - In Two Volumes, Vol. II • Austin Dobson

... that thou be good and true, And I will sing one song, of many new, For love of thee, as loud as I may cry; And then did she begin this song full high, "Beshrew all them that are ...
— The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. II. • William Wordsworth

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

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