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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Disdaine, Disdane, n. Also: disdayne; desdeyne. [e.m.E. disdaine, ME. disdayn, dysdane, earlier desdayn, -deyn, -deign, OF. desdai(g)n, -deign.] Disdain, scorn, contempt.(a) a1500 Colk. Sow iii. 83.
Susan angrit heirat … Tuk in disdane this gift
a1500 Doug. K. Hart 746.
Hir disdane he culd nocht gudlie beir
1540 Lynd. Sat. 59 (B).
We mak ȝow supplicatioun That no man tak our wordis in disdane
c1550 Id. Meldrum 272.
Maister Talbart … , Of Scottis & Frenche quhilk spak disdane
1567 G. Ball. 129.
Mont Syone, with greit disdane, In thrall is hiddertill
1596 Dalr. I. 32/23.
The lande as it war in disdane [L. quasi indignata] is driuen to a … gret narownes
(b) 1560 Rolland Seven S. 5584.
Tak na disdaine. thocht I now to ȝow speik
a1578 Pitsc. I. 101/2.
The king getting wit of this thing, he tuik sa heigh disdaine that [etc.]
1581 Sat. P. xliv. 95.
Seasonit vith blaspheme, sacrilege, disdayne
(c) 1456 Hay II. 77/26.
Nocht traistand that I do that for desdeyne na despyte

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