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awa

[uh-waw, uh-wah] /əˈwɔ, əˈwɑ/
adverb, Scot.
1.
away.
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  • But Jeanie, my Jeanie—she's no lyin' there, For she's up and awa' up the angels' stair.

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • I wad hae been up and awa lang syne gien it hadna been for them!'

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • What's best in her, whan the vera best's awa, may turn to be her greatest danger.

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • I think whiles I'm jist like are o' them 'at ye ca' deid: I'm no awa; I'm only deid!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • I'm wearin' awa fast, but I'll no' leave ye till the morn, I'm dootin'.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • Instead of giving a civil reply, "Oh," he said, "Aberdeen awa'!"

    Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M'Combie
  • Everything connected with awa had for them a cherished value.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • In the mele given on p. 130 the cry was, "Kane is drunken with awa!"

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • The offering of pork and awa is retained as a concession to tradition.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • Na, I didna dis-obeyed him—I played it awa' at neevie-neevie-nick-nack.

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for awa

AWA

abbreviation
1.
Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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