Definition of Sonties

1. n. Probably from "saintes" saints, or from sanctities; -- used as an oath.



Definition of Sonties

1. sanctities (Shakes) [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonties

sons of bitches
sons of guns
sons of privilege
sons of the manse
sonse
sonses
sonship
sonships
sonsie
sonsier
sonsiest
sonsofbitches
sonsy
sontag
sontags
sonties (current term)
soo
soochong
soochongs
soodle
sooey
soogan
soogans
soogee
soogee-moogee
soogeed
soogeeing
soogees
soogie
soogied

Literary usage of Sonties

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"By God's sonties. 'twill be a hard m-av to hiu How is it that ... GOD'S sonties, or SANTY. Apparently un :i 111 as an oath, by the health of God, ..."

2. A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1887)
"God's sonties. This, like the preceding, is a hybrid oath, half Saxon, ... The origin of sonties may probably be sanctity, but is certainly not the French ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1903)
"These terms had by Shakespeare's day ceased to have more force than mere exclamatory phrases or expletives. 47. sonties. Variously derived from sanctities ..."

4. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Ebenezer Charlton Black (1906)
"By God's sonties, 'twill be a hard way to hit. Can you tell me whether one ... 40. sonties. Most likely a corruption either of ' saints' or of ' sanctity. ..."

5. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Ebenezer Charlton Black (1906)
"By God's sonties, 'twill be a hard way to hit. Can you tell me whether one ... 40. sonties. Most likely a corruption either of'saints'or of'sanctity. ..."

6. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1892)
"By God's sonties, 'twill be a hard way to hit. Can you tell me whether one Launcelot, ... 42. sonties will be found in Webster's Dictionary. ..."

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