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Blither   Listen
verb
blither  v.  Same as blather.
Synonyms: babble, blather, smatter, blether.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Blither" Quotes from Famous Books



... blither subject, I wish you saw Abbotsford, which begins this season to look the whimsical, gay, odd cabin, that we had chalked out. I have been obliged to relinquish Stark's plan, which was greatly too expensive. So I have made the old farmhouse my corps ...
— Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10) • John Gibson Lockhart

... think good, in other things; but don't scruple freedom in brightening home. Gay furniture and a brilliant garden are a sight day by day, and make life blither.—Charles Buxton. ...
— Pearls of Thought • Maturin M. Ballou

... bairns had we In yon lane glen— Lads an' lassies young an' spree, In yon lane glen; An' a blither family Than ours there cou'dna be, Beside the bonnie rowan ...
— The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV. - The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century • Various

... have I fought by his side on sea and shore, and dearly, more dearly than I ever loved man or woman since, I loved the youth. Thou even as a child wert strangely like him in features, and as I look upon thee now, there comes back memories of blither days. Wonder not then that I long was fain ...
— Vandrad the Viking - The Feud and the Spell • J. Storer Clouston

... a friendly voice Call him now to blither choice Than such chamber-keeping, "Come out!" praying from the door, Presseth backward as before, Up ...
— Heads and Tales • Various

... these letters Shining with light: "Thou shalt with this sign Overcome and conquer in thy crying need The fearsome foe." Then faded the light, 95 And joining the herald, journeyed on high Unto the clean-hearted company. The king was the blither, And suffered in his soul less sorrow and anguish, The valiant victor, through the vision fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...
— Old English Poems - Translated into the Original Meter Together with Short Selections from Old English Prose • Various

... must have been weighing on his mind a long time," said the doctor, "and yet I never suspected it. I don't know that I ever saw a blither young fellow until about the time the finding of that board of survey was announced. He didn't seem to expect ...
— 'Laramie;' - or, The Queen of Bedlam. • Charles King

... lie Jamie's banes. O! Death, in my opinion, You ne'er took sic a blither'n bitch Into ...
— The Citizen-Soldier - or, Memoirs of a Volunteer • John Beatty

... blither is the mountain roe: With many a wanton stroke Her feet disperse the powdery snow, That rises up ...
— The Children's Garland from the Best Poets • Various

... lashes seemed to fill them with a gloom that was never wholly lost. The voice, too, which should have been a girlish treble, was full and low as a matured woman's, with now and then a silvery ring to it, as if another and a blither creature spoke. ...
— Moods • Louisa May Alcott

... But twill not mend for thee nor mee." By this some guest cryes "Ho, the house!" A fresh friend hath a fresh carouse: Still he will drinke, and still be dry, And quaffe with euery company. Saint Martin send him merry mates, To enter at his hostree gates! For a blither lad than he Cannot ...
— Kemps Nine Daies Wonder - Performed in a Daunce from London to Norwich • William Kemp

... Willie brewed a peck o' maut, And Rab and Allan cam to prie; Three blither hearts that lee-lang night Ye wadna ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 451 - Volume 18, New Series, August 21, 1852 • Various

... but no sorrow. We were of all tongues and creeds;— Some were those who counted beads, Some of mosque, and some of church, And some, or I mis-say, of neither; Yet through the wide world might ye search Nor find a mother crew nor blither. ...
— Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III - With His Letters and Journals • Thomas Moore

... skin with walnut, wore russet gown and hood, and was a very nightingale for blitheness and sweet song through that first year," said Henry; "blither than ever when that little one was born in the sunshiny days of Whitsuntide. I tell thee, those were happier days than ever I passed as Lord de Montfort at Kenilworth. But after that, the bruised hurt in my side, which had never healed when the ...
— The Prince and the Page • Charlotte M. Yonge

... it rotted into error. Now, isn't all this talk of artistic improvement as fallacious as the vicious reasoning of the Norwegian dramatist? Otherwise Bach would be dead; Beethoven, middle-aged; Mozart, senile. What, instead, is the health of these three composers? Have you a gayer, blither, more youthful scapegrace writing today than Mozart? Is there a man among the moderns more virile, more passionately earnest or noble than Beethoven? Bach, of the three, seems the oldest; yet his C-sharp major Prelude belies his years. On the contrary, the Well-tempered ...
— Old Fogy - His Musical Opinions and Grotesques • James Huneker



Words linked to "Blither" :   blabber, prattle, palaver, blather, gabble, maunder, chatter, smatter, blether, prate, gibber, blab, babble



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