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deid

/diːd/
adjective
1.
a Scot word for dead
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • 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
  • Gien it hadna been for you, I wud have been deid: I was waur nor deid a'ready!

    Heather and Snow George MacDonald
  • I warnt him against it, an' I telt him his ither wumman was deid but sax months.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • Ma heart's no' so saft as to permit a bit dog to scandalize the deid.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • If he'd kept ben the hoose he'd no' be lyin' deid the nicht.

    Tam O' The Scoots Edgar Wallace
  • As lang 's I dinna believe 'at he's deid, I can keep him i' my prayers.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • I dream aboot him whiles sae lifelike that I canna believe him deid.

    Robert Falconer George MacDonald
  • Gif ye lyke not the deid, send me word, and leif not the blame of all unto me.

  • But I micht nearly as weel be deid, for I've been thae twa months in Edinburgh.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • I was in deid earnest, an' I'm richt, as ye'll maybe live to prove.

    The Guinea Stamp

    Annie S. Swan

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