Definition of Priefe

1. Noun. (obsolete spelling of proof) (defdate 16th-17th c.) ¹



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Definition of Priefe

1. preif [n -S] - See also: preif

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Priefe

pridefulness
pridefulnesses
prideless
priderite
prides
pridian
priding
pridingly
pridinol
prie-dieu
pried
priedieu
priedieus
priedieux
prief
priefe (current term)
priefes
priefs
prier
priers
pries
priest
priest-doctor
priest-penitent privilege
priest-ridden
priestcap
priestcaps
priestcraft
priestcrafts
priestdom

Literary usage of Priefe

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"priefe, *., of the same origin. Proof, trial. But readie are of anie to make ... Tell then, О lady, tell what fatal priefe, Hath with so huge misfortune you ..."

2. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"'Prick-song' used to mean counterpoint as distinguished from ' plain-song', mere melody. priefe, ... priefe = F. preuve ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"For priefe thereof, my death shall weepe, WIL. And mone with many a mocke. '."•i-. So I- u ,il I love on a holy eve, WIL. Hey, ho, holy-day! PER. ..."

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