Definition of Prieving

1. Verb. (present participle of prieve) ¹



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Definition of Prieving

1. prieve [v] - See also: prieve

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prieving

priesthoods
priesting
priestism
priestisms
priestless
priestlier
priestliest
priestlike
priestliness
priestlinesses
priestly
priests
prieve
prieved
prieves
prieving (current term)
prig
prigged
prigger
priggeries
priggers
priggery
prigging
priggings
priggish
priggishly
priggishness
priggishnesses
priggism
priggisms

Literary usage of Prieving

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

1. A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language by George Lillie Craik (1871)
"... But bade him stay at ease till further prieving.a Then, when he saw no entrance to him granted, Roaring yet louder, that all hearts it daunted, ..."

2. A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language by George Lillie Craik (1861)
"... But bade him stay at ease till further prieving.2 Then, when he saw no entrance to him granted, Roaring yet louder, that all hearts it daunted, ..."

3. A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language by George Lillie Craik (1861)
"... the royal beast forbore believing, But bade him stay at ease till further prieving.2 Then, when he saw no ..."

4. Memorials of the English Affairs from the Beginning of the Reign of Charles by Bulstrode Whitlocke (1853)
"... bank- prieving Jesuits and priests, and suspected of worse matters, to prevent any farther trial he escaped into France, where he remained to his death ..."

5. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers (1876)
"The prieving was good, it pleased them baith ; To lo'e her for aye he gae her his aith ; Quo' she : ' To leave thee I will be laith, ..."

6. Sketches of the History of Literature and Learning in England ...: With by George Lillie Craik (1845)
"... But bade him stay at ease till further prieving.1 Roaring yet louder, that all hearts it daunted, Upon those gates with force he fiercely flew, ..."

7. Merry Songs and Ballads, Prior to the Year 1800 by John Stephen Farmer (1897)
"proving ; tasting The prieving was gude, it pleas'd them baith ; To lo'e her for ay he gae her his aith. Quo she, "To leave thee I will be laith, ..."

8. Lives of Scottish Poets by Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots (1822)
"Mem tym far hind out ow'r the lee, Fu' snug in a glen whar nane cou'd see, Thir twa, wi' kindly sport and glee, Cut frae a new cheese a whang. The prieving ..."

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