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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Definitions for thewless

  1. lacking in mental or moral vigor; weak, spiritless, or timid.

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Citations for thewless
For indeed they were but thewless creatures, pallid with the damp caves of the moors, and so starved that they seemed to have eaten grass like Nebuchadnezzar. S. R. Crockett, The Cherry Ribband, 1905
Here I stand amid my clan / Spoiled of my fame a thewless man. J. Stuart Blackie, "Is the Gaelic Ossian a Translation from the English?" The Celtic Magazine, July 1876
Origin of thewless
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50, thewless is from the Middle English word theweles.