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obsolete spelling of cheer (n.).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for chear

Historical Examples

  • Though our chear is but wretched, yet our hearts are ready to receive you.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

    Oliver Goldsmith

  • Forget what's past, as I do; and chear your family with smiles.

  • A little harmless Mirth will chear your drooping Spirits, my dear, (returnd tother, taking her by the Hand) come!

  • Good Mr. Devil, tell him we are almost starv'd; and desire him to send us some of his good Chear.

  • They received me in a very pleasant manner, drew a chear, asked me to seat down.