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tidings

[ tahy-dingz ]

noun

, (sometimes used with a singular verb)
  1. news, information, or intelligence:

    Cards with joyful holiday tidings filled the fireplace mantel.

    The soldiers eagerly opened the letters, devouring the tidings from home.



tidings

/ ˈtaɪdɪŋz /

plural noun

  1. information or news


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tidings1

First recorded before 1100; Middle English; Old English tīdung “announcement, news item”; cognate with Dutch tijding, German Zeitung “newspaper, news”; akin to Old Norse tīthindi “news, events”; tide 2, -ing 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tidings1

Old English tīdung; related to Middle Low German tīdinge information, Old Norse tidhendi events; see tide ²

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Example Sentences

Two new books bulge with the kind of grave tidings that were tempting Pipher to despair.

Not to be the bearer of ill tidings, Herman, but you are close to the last person in America still wondering this.

The drumbeat of bad tidings began Tuesday, with yet more depressing news about the housing market.

The Father had been in sore straits of mind, as month after month had passed without tidings of his "blessed child."

In choosing Massna to carry to Paris the tidings of peace, it was not only his prestige and renown which influenced Bonaparte.

Cursed be the man that brought the tidings to my father, saying: A man child is born to thee: and made him greatly rejoice.

When the tidings reached him of the death of Madame Roland, he fell to the ground as if struck by lightning.

The tidings of the arrest and imprisonment of Madame Roland soon reached the ears of her unfortunate husband in his retreat.

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