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Chear \Chear\, n. & v. [Obs.] See Cheer.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

obsolete spelling of cheer (n.).


n. (context obsolete English) cheer

Usage examples of "chear".

Sir Hugh, though he had passed a wretched night, was now somewhat better, and considerably cheared, by a visit from his old Yorkshire friend, Mr.

Indeede in sleepe, The slouth full body that doth love to steepe His lustlesse limbs, and drowne his baser mind, Doth praise thee oft, and oft from Stygian deepe, Calles thee his goddesse, in his errour blind, And great dame Nature's hand-maide, chearing every kinde.

Nightingale, and the good woman returned to comfort her daughter, who was somewhat cheared at what her mother told her.

His carriage was full comely and vpright,His countenaunce demure and temperate,But yet so sterne and terrible in sight,That cheard his friends, and did his foes amate:He was an Elfin borne of noble state,And mickle worship in his natiue land.

Long worke it were, and needlesse to deuizeTheir goodly entertainement and great glee:She caused them be led in curteous wizeInto a bowre, disarmed for to bee,And cheared well with wine and spiceree:The Redcrosse Knight was soone disarmed there,But the braue Mayd would not disarmed bee,But onely vented vp her vmbriere,And so did let her goodly visage to appere.