A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)
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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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1. Immediately; at once. 1375 Barb. v. 374.
Iames of Douglas, quhen this ves done, The presoners has tane alsone Ib. xi. 569.
And as he bad thame, thai haf done; And the tothir com alsoyne a1400 Leg. S. i. 434.
Than Symon answerit hym alson: ‘Lat Petir tel quhat I think now!’ c1420 Ratis R. 359.
Thow gais out of the way of grace, And will condampnit be alsone a1500 Henr. Fab. 2032.
Bot ȝit I trow alsone that ȝe sall se, Gif I can traist to bleir ȝone Carllis Ee 1513 Doug. vii. ix. 8.
Than Italy alssone Scho levis Ib. xi. Prol. 160.
Of hys gudnes the etern Lord allssone Restorys the meryt
2. As soon (as). 1409 Exch. R. IV. p. ccx.
Gif he may nocht cum at sic tyme … he sal cum alsoune as he gudely may tharaftir c1420 Wynt. viii. 6746.
Alssone as cummyn ware thai To thaire renk end, thai lychtyt doune ?1438 Alex. ii. 1623.
Alssone as he saw Gaudifeir To him he ran a1500 Bk. Chess 600.
Alsone as the caise thai vnderstand, Thai ȝeid to feild 1491 Treas. Acc. I. 166.
And this ȝe do alssone as ȝe may haue lasere 1513 Doug. vii. ix. 5.
Alssone as was this gret melly begun 1519 Lennox Mun. 215.
Alssone as thai may lauchfully complet the mareage 1622-6 Bisset I. 153/13.
The maiser … sall schaw to the lordis, alsone as twelf houris streikis
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