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Abye, Aby  v. t. & v. i.  (past & past part. abought; pres. part. abying)  
To pay for; to suffer for; to atone for; to make amends for; to give satisfaction. (Obs.)
Synonyms: expiate "Lest to thy peril thou aby it dear."
To endure; to abide. (Obs.) "But nought that wanteth rest can long aby."

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"Abye" Quotes from Famous Books

... dear] i.e. thou shalt dearly pay for this. Though this is sense, and may well enough stand, yet the poet perhaps wrote thou shalt 'by it dear. So in another place, thou shalt aby it. So Milton, How dearly I ...
— Johnson's Notes to Shakespeare Vol. I Comedies • Samuel Johnson

... Nannie," said the old man, "I mus' recapitulate back to de house; dey needs me pow'ful all de time. Good luck to you! Gawd bless you!... Dass ow ba-aby, Mr. Gyuard—Oh, Lawd, Lawd, de days I's held dat chile out on one o' dese ole han's!" He had Flora's feeling ...
— Kincaid's Battery • George W. Cable

Words linked to "Abye" :   atone, redress, expiate, aby, right, correct

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