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Abought \A*bought"\, imp. & p. p. of Aby. [Obs.]


Aby \A*by"\, Abye \A*bye"\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Abought.] [AS. [=a]bycgan to pay for; pref. [=a]- (cf. Goth. us-, Ger. er-, orig. meaning out) + bycgan to buy. See Buy, and cf. Abide.]

  1. To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. [Obs.]

    Syn: expiate

    Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear.

  2. To endure; to abide. [Obs.]

    But nought that wanteth rest can long aby.


vb. 1 (en-pastaby) 2 (en-pastabye)

  1. v. make amends for; "expiate one's sins" [syn: expiate, abye, atone]

  2. [also: abye, abought]


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Usage examples of "abought".

GLOSSARY Abashed, abased, lowered, 9 34 Abate, depress, calm, 7 IS, 22, 18 I9 Abought, paid for, 7 I7 Abraid, started, 9 32 Accompted, counted, 13 z Accorded, agreed, 12 Accordment, agreement, 20 II Acquit, repay, 4 26 Actually, actively, 4 20 Adoubted, afraid, 10 4 Advision, vision, 14 7 Afeard, afraid, 123 Afterdeal, disadvantage, 5 8 Againsay, retract, 13 7 Aknown, known, 8 14 Aligement, alleviation, 16 I6 Allegeance, alleviation, 18 I9 Allow, approve, 7 5 Almeries, chests, 17 23 Alther, gen.