a state of confusion, excitement, or perplexity.
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How to use swither in a sentence
He seemed to be in a swither whether to return home, to follow ye, or to lie down and die by the road.Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17 | Alexander Leighton
Strong cruel brutes, they did not swither a moment, but both leaped at M'Iver's throat.John Splendid | Neil Munro
The whole works ud be in a swither 'fore iver we'd time to ax what was comin'.
Meanwhile the big mother moose was thrashing around in the bushes in a terrible swither, calling her calf to come.Wood Folk at School | William J. Long
A the folk say there was nae doubt about it, and sae does my mother, but my father was aye in a swither; he thought it couldna be.Merkland | Mrs. Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for swither
to hesitate; vacillate; be perplexed
hesitation; perplexity; agitation
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