Definition of Despights

1. despight [n] - See also: despight



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Despights

desperate measure
desperate straits
desperate times call for desperate measures
desperate times require desperate measures
desperately
desperateness
desperatenesses
desperation
desperations
despicability
despicable
despicableness
despicably
despiciency
despight
despights (current term)
despinning
despiramine
despiritualize
despiritualized
despiritualizes
despisable
despisableness
despisal
despisals
despise
despised
despisedness
despisement
despisements

Literary usage of Despights

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1. Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"... game hath well been plaid, If I with mischief shall not be repaid For my good will; nor left when I have done To bear the burthen of despights, alone. ..."

2. Minor Poets of the Caroline Period by George Saintsbury (1905)
"... Wherewith her fickleness infects the " Since froward Fortune (that ir, world, Hath us subverted loaded with despights, 429 despight] The influence of ..."

3. The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information: Concerning Remarkable Men ...by William Hone by William Hone (1841)
"To shun the world's despights ono hoar. Thus into mirth I'll turn them ; Since, therefore, 'ill not in my power, (Though oft I fore-discern them) And ..."

4. Specimens of the Pre-Shaksperean Drama by John Matthews Manly (1897)
"... My graue is mine, that rids me from despights.4 [5-] [Bon.] Accept my gig, guid king, and let me rest; The graue with guid men is a gay-built nest. ..."

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