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Verray, Ver(r)ie, adj., adv. and n. Also: verray(e, -a(i, werray(e, -a, vera(y, -ai, -ae, wera(y, veirray, vearay, verre(y, veré, werré, were(y, verry(e, -i, werry, -ie, very(e, -i, wery(e, -i(e, veerie, vearye, -ie, varraye, varai, war(r)ay, waraye, war(r)é, wayrei, var(r)y, varie, wary(e, -ie, virray, wirry, worry. [ME and e.m.E. verray (c1250), werrai, warrai (both Cursor M.), verry (Manning), verre(y, verr(e)i (all Wyclif), very (Chaucer), veray (1413), verie (a1449), AF ver(r)ai, verrey, -ay, OF verai, varai, L. vērus.]

A. adj. 1. Of a, chiefly non-material, thing. a. Genuine, true, real, of truth. Also predic. b. Actual, evidenced in fact, real. c. Used as an intensifier: Extreme, utter, complete, sheer; of a very high (or low) standard, freq. with reflexive effect, of the nature, etc. of the thing itself. Also, in verray deid, in actual fact, truly. d. Chiefly of value: Exact, just, actual, in its entirety.There is considerable overlap between senses a, b and c.a. 1375 Barb. xx 259.
With werray repentance he gaf The gast
a1400 Leg. S. xix 61.
The king can ma The takine of the croice verra On hyme
1456 Hay I 70/14.
Rycht as ane antepape is nocht verray pape, na has na veray jurisdictioun of sanct Peteris powar
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 161.
The verray cause of his come I knew noght
a1500 Henr. Fab. 542.
His sinnis can him leid To … suddand deid Thairfoir it is the verray hand off God That causit him be werryit with the tod
a1500 K. Hart 619.
Ȝe ar caus verray of my offence
1490 Irland Mir. I 116/23.
The auld patriarkis … had humyll and werray penitence
1490 Irland Mir. II 87/26 (see 2 a predic. below). 1490 Irland Mir. III 85/14.
The kyrkman suld minister the haly sacrament of the eucharist in grace & out of syn, bot thocht he be in syn, ȝit he ministeris the [haly (scribal deletion)] werra sacrament
c1515 Asl. MS I 198/8.
Quhar ȝe say that our kingis suld haf haldin of the kingis of Yngland the contrar of that is werraye treuth
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 1112.
He is lord of life be wera law, Thairfor to ded obedience nane He aw
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 197/21.
Thay [sc. women] ar our verry [m. verie] nest of nurissing
1509 Reg. Episc. Glasg. II 523.
This is the varraye coppye of the prenspall fundation donation … mayd be … Archibald Cawderwod vicar of Cadder copiit in word be word be me Wilȝem Androson notar publisit furtht of ane mes bwik of Cadder
1513 Doug. iii vii 38.
My child [sc. Ascanius] O leif is me! the lykast thing levyng, And verray ymage of my Astianax … Syk eyn had he [etc.]
1533 Boece 311a.
Convall … devisit that … ane croce … suld be borne, as the verray baner that ane Cristin prince suld vse
1533 Gau 74/9.
c1550 Lynd. Meldrum 1378.
Arundel MS 280/52.
Grant me werray and conding teris of murnyng for my synnis
a1568 Bann. MS 32a/15.
Off euery wa the verry deliuerance
predic. c1520-c1535 Nisbet Luke xvi 11.
Tharfore gif ye war nocht trew [etc.] … quha sall betak to you that that is verray [P. verri, W. verry]?
b. 1375 Barb. (1571) ii 87.
I hop that Thomas prophecy … sall verray [E. weryfyd] be In him
1375 Barb. xix 29.
Scho tauld all to the king Thar purpos [etc.] … And tauld him werray taknyng This purches wes suthfast thing
a1400 Leg. S. xxxii 50.
Crystofer & Theodera To this a verra prowe ma may, That thar is na defence sa gude As is the takine of the rude
?1438 Alex. i 870.
And I sall sie … The blude rin out of my body [etc.] … But verray takinnis I will nocht ga
1488–9 Acta Conc. I 110/1.
That is becumin full dettour on … behalue of … Johnne Maxwell Stewart … for werray det that the said Johnne aucht [etc.]
c1490 Irland Asl. MS 4/6.
Some personis appruf nocht the translacoun of haly writ in Ynglis toung and happin be ressoun for the werray letter beand translatit without the … hevinlie mynd that it contenis [etc.]
1551 Hamilton Cat. 156.
The verrai dede of the crosse
1560 Rolland Seven S. 5790.
That is the verray thing That troubillis my hart
1560 Rolland Seven S. 8403.
This is the verray taill That ȝe father heiris of the nichtingaill
a1561 Q. Kennedy Breif Tract. (ed.) 123/28.
It vas the very reall body of our Saluiour quhilk S. Paul saw in earth efter His ascensione
1562-3 Winȝet I 86/22.
Quhare thai call it anis a figure, thai call it an hundreth tymes Christis warray body and bluid
a1597-1617 Hist. Jas. VI (1825) 222.
He came to the verie place whare Angus was mirrelie camping
1622-6 Bisset II 177/3.
That had … writtin and foirtauld the warray ȝeir of thy … birth
c. (1) a1400 Leg. S. l 720.
Thai sall haf euir-lestand lyff But payne or verray duel or striffe
c1400 Troy-bk. ii 1375 (D).
Thelamonyus … For quhois deid … And as in-to the werray tornyng The blame … was … Imput to King Agamenoun
14.. Burgh Laws c. 114 (B).
A burges … may nocht … analy ony part of his land … bot for verra mystare
1456 Hay I 69/10.
Namrot the quhilk throu verray fors was the first lord of that realme
1456 Hay I 85/10.
Ane othir is hardy for he has a gude hardy chiftane … And ane othir is rycht hardy for verray breth of curage … of his nature
1472 (1476) Reg. Great S. 257/2.
Of his aune verray fre wil
a1500 Henr. Fab. 301.
For verray dreid scho fell in swoun
c1475 Wall. viii 1640.
Thow werray help in haldyn off the rycht
a1500 Colk. Sow ii 19.
Ȝit for to tell the werray treuth of it [etc.]
1492 Myll Spect. 278/9.
The wyffis … gaif thaim drinkis that was verray vennom … The materialis quhar of thir drynkis are mad is sa foull … mater [etc.]
a1500 Bk. Chess 304.
Throw werraye ire he spittit in his face
1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. 69.
O May … Maternall moneth … O verray ground till working of nature
c1540 Lynd. Syde Taillis 24.
I think it is ane verray scorne That every lady … Suld haue hir taill so syde trailland
1560 Rolland Seven S. 7704.
For verray cauld he cheuerit
1583 Misc. Wodrow Soc. 460.
He was … maist wiland … to wissie the puirest creatour, being advertisit … thairunto, in the verray nicht seson
(b) 1562-3 Winȝet I 10/5.
The veray selfis affectionis of oure myndis
(c) a1500 K. Hart 14.
Onlie to love and verrie gentilnes He wes inclynit
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 70/9.
War nocht gud howp … My verry corpis for cair wald cleif
1545 Bk. Carlaverock II 27.
And ȝow to be the verry lett of ȝour father's liberte
a1568 Scott i 126.
Sum … raifand vp kirk rentis … As werrie waspis aganis Goddis word makis weir
1598 James VI Basil. Doron 82/9.
A fekles arrogant conceat … drinking in uith thaire uerrie noorishe milke
(d) 15.. Clar. iii 1019.
Scho … schew hir workis craftie of faschoun The countes … said they war the fairrest … That scho had seine … When thay come hame hir maistres said hir to We are rewairdit michtilie … All for ȝour verie craft
a1578 Pitsc. I 67/16.
He beleifit this to be na wther thing but ane werie dreame
a1578 Pitsc. II 171/7.
The quene regent depairtit out of this present lyfe … for werie displeasur because hir lordis raise aganis hir
1589 St. A. B. Ct. 16 Dec.
To the verye wrak & distruction off the sam
1596 Dalr. I 41/3.
Gif in ony place quhair a tak of herring is … or ony scheding of manis blude aryse … throuch verie instinctione of nature, thay ar said to abhor frome that place
1661 Galloway Synod Suppl. in Wodrow Hist. I (1828) 128.
Prelacy, the very lair-stone of antichristian hierarchy
1707 Cunningham Diary 26.
They got neer 6 pound sterling for the very straw of it, selling it for 6 s. a threeve
(e) 1439 Acts II 54/2.
That the said princes had full declaracione and varry witting of trouth and leaute that was … in the forsaid schir Alexander [etc.]
(f) 1562 Edinb. B. Deeds 65b.
Ane rig liand at the wirry carlestane
(2) 1551 Hamilton Cat. 33.
Suppoise [etc.] … in varai deid, thair is na [etc.]
1551 Hamilton Cat. 37.
1558-66 Knox II 279.
In verray deed, Madame, that book was written … against that wicked Jesabell of England
d. (1) 1418 Liber Melros 503.
And gyf … the said Nychole make full payment of the sayd some … within the fyrst yhere he is obliged to gyf till the saide howse and kyrkwerk of Melros in verray almose ten pvnd … attowre the said some
1428 Wemyss Chart. 57.
The salt panis … to be set to the verray valoure
1449 Acts II 36/1.
Quha … takis landis … for male lang tym eftir the lande be quyte oute for half male … at thai takis sal nocht be kepit … eftir the quiting oute of the lande bot gif thai be sett for the verray hail maile or ner thar by
1478–9 Acta Aud. 80/1.
Sall restore … thre oxin or the verra avale of thaim
1497–8 Acta Conc. II 119.
Til preif sufficientlye the verray availe of the sadis landis
1499–1500 Acta Conc. II 377.
[The] wrangus retouring and delivering of the sadis landis of Glasnok til the verray valoure
1597 Skene Verb. S. s.v. Extent.
The verie availe that the land is worth
(2) 1456 Hay II 111/11.
Oure maister Platoun … had virray knaulage of all the thingis of nature

2. Of a person, god, etc.. a. Truly as designated, authentic, really so; actual. Also, once, predic. b. Used as an intensifier, esp. disparagingly: Veritable, complete, utter. c. With reflexive effect: As her verie self, herself; the very cuik lad, the cook lad himself.Quot. Pitsc. in b may belong in a.a. a1400 Leg. S. ii 1002.
Ȝe sall … prewe … That I ame verray Jow, quhen I Thee circumcisione suthly & the sabbottis sall aprowe ay
a1400 Leg. S. iii 447.
Ane … suld be borne … That suld be werray God and man In a persone
c1420 Wynt. ix 2828.
Thow … inviolate, and verray virgyne
1456 Hay I 70/14 (see 1 a above). 1456 Hay II 18/20.
How gif knychtis us nocht thair office … he is nocht veray knycht
a1500 Henr. Bludy Serk 109.
I pray to Jesu Chryst verrey
1490 Irland Mir. I 6/24.
1490 Irland Mir. I 81/2.
We are werray heretaris to Jhesu
1490 Irland Mir. I 148/15.
This lady full of grace was cled with the werraye Sone of God
1490 Irland Mir. III 12/10.
Gif the barne be nocht in peral thai suld byd the werray minister to baptis it
1506 Glasgow Dioc. Reg. II 155.
Johne Elphinstoun is … ane verray erratik
1513 Doug. i vi 167.
In hir passage a verray [L. vera] god dyd hir kyth
1513 Doug. xiii vii 94.
I … That ȝou … sall hald … As verray fader that me bigat
1535 Stewart 60293.
No man had power to remit sic thing, Without he war ane verry crownit king
c1552 Lynd. Mon. 2416.
One … calf … Quhilk thay did honour as thare god verraye
1562-3 Winȝet II 52/11.
He is a trew and a weray Catholik
1582 Maxwell Mem. II 149.
Ȝour verie freynd, Mortoune
1586 Cal. Sc. P. VIII 448.
If they were once entered I thinke it possible to gett the verray mertheror to be executed … and thay to remayn … under bond
1587 Edinb. Test. XVIII 175.
To George Heriot goldsmytht my verry freind my lytill suord
predic. 1490 Irland Mir. II 87/30.
Necessar is that God be and impossible is that thar be nocht a God … tharfor God is werray necessite … and it is better to be werray necessarlie na contingentlie
b. 1490 Irland Mir. II 90/13.
He is bot a werray fule
c1522 Doug. in Doug. (Sm.) I p. cx.
He has maid one Robert Bertoun, one verre pyrett and sey revare comptrollar
1561 Crim. Trials I i 417.
Thou arte ane verray knaif, and thi doctrin is verray false
1562-3 Winȝet I 119/18, 28.
Quhow can ȝe excuis ȝour selfis of … schisme … and nocht to be the werray sones of the antichrist … quhow sall ȝe nocht … be reputit … the childering of arrogance and the warray sones of Belial?
c1568 Lauder Minor P. iii 112.
We ar bot membris of iniquytie, And ar nocht els bot verray hypocreits
1558-66 Knox II 128.
That he has a verray Jesabell to his wyffe
a1578 Pitsc. I 140/6.
That his wickit consallouris … as the werie corruptouris of goode ingynes sould be … put to deid
1596 Dalr. I 127/27.
Men quha ar not verie idiots may [etc.]
1596 Dalr. II 153/15.
Sik … continencie, that in al pleisures [he was] a verie Tantalus
1598 James VI Basil. Doron 78/3.
Thir Puritanis uerrie pestis in the kirke & commounueill of Skotland
c. 1596 Dalr. I 159/18.
To eschew the crueltie of the ennimie … sche to put handes in her verie selfe feirit nathing
a1599 Rollock Wks. I 436.
The natural man gif he have na mair bot nature he is ane slave and servand [sc. of sin] … ȝea, he is a greiter servand nor the very cuik lad

3. Chiefly in legal use. a. Of a person: Fully entitled to the status, office, etc. modified; rightful; lawful; undoubted. Also in fig. context. b. Modifying a, chiefly non-material, thing: Properly established in law, according to law, (undoubtedly) legal. c. transf. Applied to the law of nature.a. 1390–1 Acts I 216/2.
Of the qwhilkes erldome & lordship Issabell … is verray & lauchfull ayre
1400 Douglas Chart. 43.
14.. Reg. Maj. c. 2.
The mut of natyfis that is of seruandis fugitif fra thar weray lordis
14.. Acts I 380/2.
Namys of thame that may nocht stande in assise … nane verray bonde [etc.]
1437 Reg. Panmure II 230.
That Seytonis and Maulis war verra ayris to the Berclayis landis
1481 Peebles B. Rec. I 189.
The werray possesour of the archideynry
1492 Highland P. II 193.
My vera lawchtful and ondoutit assingnay
1512 Fam. Rose 183.
The landis … of the quhilk scho is very air to
a1538 Abell 45a.
His sone wera haire of Britone wes refusit and Arthur chosin
1536 Glasgow Prot. IV 94.
The sayd Vyolet … mayd Esbell Elquhynston … hyr awnt, hyr werra cessionar and assigna
1546 Lynd. Trag. Card. 286.
Ȝe to thame ar verray successouris
1550 Breadalbane Doc. No. 76.
1584 Edinb. Test. XIV 43b.
I … ordinis … my sone and … my wyf my verray executouris
1593 Prot. Bk. J. Inglis 23 Nov.
1640 Old Ross-shire I 81.
To have maid … Rorie McKenzie … my verrie lawfull, undouttit and irrevocable bailȝie [etc.]
fig. c1460 Regim. Princ. 130 (Marchm.).
Wisdom to vertu is the verray air
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 175/24.
Thairfoir quhen joy ma nocht remane His verry air succeidis, pane
b. 1456 Hay I 162/8.
Thai ar behaldin till ansuere before God, and the warld, be veray law and jugement, and be naturale resoun
1456 Hay I 193/33.
He suld pas till his first lord that he maid first athe till, … and this I traist be the veray way, etc.
1459 Peebles B. Rec. I 132.
Be verray document of thaim that herd and saw the begyning of that bargan
1470 Wemyss Chart. 97.
The quhilk wedset, be law of our modir haly kirk, is werre cryme of okire
1474 Reg. Morton II 222.
The said lordschip … quhilk now broukis … the said James erle be uerray resoun of heretage
1488 Liber Melros 618.
The abbot and conuent … hes verray richt to the erde siluer of the quer
a1500 Bk. Chess 1084.
The pepill suld haue werraye power plane ballies to cheis
1562–3 Reg. Privy C. I 230.
Quhilk article is ane verray law and thairfore suld not haif bene misknawin to the said Thomas
c. a1500 Henr. Fab. 189.
The mous … knew hir voce, as kinnisman will do Be verray kynd
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 555 (Asl.).
O man rewolf degestlie in thi mynd … the hour … Quhen wardlie ioye be werray cours of kynd Thow leuis for euer

B. adv. 1. Truly, genuinely, really; in truth or reality. b. Modifying an adjective or past participle. c1420 Wynt. v 1776.
The ewcaryst … That Goddys body is werray [W. That veraly Goddis body is]
c1420 Wynt. v 2152.
Syne on kneys devotly thai Goddys body tuk werray
b. c1409-1436 Kingis Q. § 169.
O! verray sely wrech, I se wele by thy dedely coloure pale, Thou art to feble of thyself … to streche Vpon my quhele
c1450 Cr. Deyng (STS) 128.
A verray penytent man thinkis al his seknes lytill in comparesone one-to the luf at God schawyt till ws
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2164.
Als styll he lay as he wer verray deid
1490 Irland Mir. I 6/23.
Thame that are werray Cristin pepill and folowis His haly name
c1590 J. Stewart 23/309.
The veirray viwe formosit figure frie Of Angelique
c1593 Misc. Spald. C. I 5.
As for the commissioners your maiestie and the consell has to judg gif thay be lauchful, and uerray qualifiit
1611-57 Mure Early Misc. P. xvii title.
Epitaph of the wery excellent, vertuouse and trulie honoured lady, the Lady Arnestoun

2. Used as an intensifier: To a very great (or small) degree; extremely, exceedingly; passing into utterly, completely, entirely. Modifying adjectives or participles in attrib., predic. or absol. use. b. In modes of address. c. Modifying an adverb. d. With sam, denoting absolute identity.(1) c1490 Porteous Noblenes 173/9 (A).
Quhay … has … mast hie honour … to him mast properlie it pertenis to haf in him werray hartlie luf [etc.]
a1500 Bk. Chess 857.
A verraye gudlye knycht
a1500 Bk. Chess 2085.
A quheyne … In hir first moving may scho [etc.] … Syne to two poyntis werraye anguler
1536 Douglas Corr. 144.
Werra few temperall lordis
1562-3 Winȝet I 53/25.
Sa iugeit I that it necessarlie behuifit thame … to hef bene afore werray finȝeit hypocritis
1563 Melville Chart. 106.
On ane werray vsurpit auctoritie … thai … put the said … Schir Johnne to the knawlege of the said assis without ony forther power ingyrand thame selffis thairto werray partialie and wranguislie
a1578 Pitsc. I 21/24.
It is veray iust judgment of God that [etc.]
1593 Acts IV 34/2.
The same wes bot veray sober levingis to thame
1596 Dalr. I 46/20.
A verie alde and ancient hous called Vrquhart
1600 Hamilton Facile Tr. 87.
He causit pray for the daid … haiffand a verrey sure hope of thair resurrection
(b) 1567 Anderson Collect. Mary I 91.
He wes than of veerie ȝoung aige
1590 Warrender P. (SHS) II 136.
(c) 1577 Hewat A Little Scottish World 84.
Yin vary honrible mon Davit Blair
1614 Bk. Islay 193.
That the performymg of thir offeris war ane ware ease way to satisfie his majestie
1647 J. Hope Diary 138.
Some varie blacke mater
(2) a1500 Henr. Fab. 2184.
He mycht not se, he wes sa verray blind
a1500 Henr. Fab. 2561.
I am verray effeirit
c1475 Wall. i 86 (see Trew(e adj. 1 (a)). a1500 Bk. Chess 479.
A quene suld be richt werraye sapient
1538 (c1580) Edinb. B. Rec. II 92.
The pair fatt cunings for xl d., and vtheris that ar nocht verray fatt for ij s.
1543 Corr. M. Lorraine 36.
I am verray sary … to se samony … gevin to mak lesingis
1544 Corr. M. Lorraine 118 (see Evill-disposit adj. 2). 1560 Rolland Seven S. 8738.
Quhairof thay war baith verray weill applesit
1561 Crim. Trials I i 417 (see A 2 b above). 1570 Leslie 205.
He was verrey hard handillit
1558-66 Knox I 457.
It was verray appeiring, that … thair wes some treassoun
1574 Glasgow B. Rec. I 25.
That thair be na derare aill sauld nor sax penneis the pynt, and that the samyn be … werraye guid
1578–9 Waus Corr. 206.
Al thir thingis I man lat you knaw, suppois thai be nocht waraye plesand to yow
(b) c1522 Doug. in Doug. (Sm.) I p. xcviii.
I … salbe verre glad to awayt apon your command
a1578 Pitsc. II 164 h. of ch.
(c) a1500 Colk. Sow ii 66.
Hir … Quich grew so fair and verry verteous
1540 Clar. ii 720.
Se that they [sc. workmen] be verie laborus
1570 St. A. Kirk S. 344.
Bot they wald be content wytht that resonable travell quhilk he offerit to undirly … according as his body mycht resonablie sustein … the quhilk the sessioun and kirk … thocht verry resonable
a1578 Pitsc. I 140/9.
It appeirit werie on lesum … to put hand in ane lewand prince
a1578 Pitsc. II 120/1.
At thir answeris the quein was wery discontentit
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. in Cath. Tr. (STS) 85/12.
1590 Reg. Morton I 169.
I sall do gudwill my self to braik the back of all questiouns gif the difference be not werie gryt
1596 Dalr. I 63/26.
Thair horses ar verie litle, litle mair than the asse
1618 Fam. Innes 207.
Remember that your father hes mony barnis quha ar now werry chairgeable to him
1627 Aberd. Council Lett. I 261.
This auld consuetude … is verie equitable of it selff
1642 Paterson Ayr & Wigton II 271.
I will earnestly entreat your lordship not to tak this for an excuse, for I have been varie instant for it
1663 M. P. Brown Suppl. Decis. II 324.
Seeing, by verie-pretended obligation, it appears that [etc.]
1665 Inv. Pictures in Clerk of Penicuik MSS (Reg. H.) 1 Jan.
Henrie the 4 King off France & Maria de Medici his queene—wery weel done in a curious blak-ebene twint frame
(3) 1558-66 Knox II 340.
The verray indigent and poore
a1578 Pitsc. II 317/29.
The said pest come in the towne of Kirkcaldie that thair deit verrie mony
1678 Edinb. B. Rec. X 351.
The perpetuating of magistrats within touns and burghs … inhances the government … into the hands of on or verrie few
b. 1565 Facs. Nat. MSS III lvi.
Rycht honorable my verray gude lord
1571 Events Q. Mary & Jas. VI 67.
1576 Douglas Corr. 204.
To … my verie loveng freinde
1583 Wemyss Corr. 83.
His verray assuirit guid freind
1613 Haddington Corr. 127.
1617 Lett. & St. P. Jas. VI 313.
c1627 Haddington Corr. 154.
1637 Innes Sketches 519.
Your varie affectionatt cousin
1654 Fam. Innes 174.
My werrie honorrabill lord Haueing receaued noe returne to (at least) thrie or four leteris [etc.]
c. 1551 Hamilton Cat. 275.
Verai singlarly our Lord is with thé
1551 Hamilton Cat. 286.
Mony … understandis verai evil this present lessone
1563 Melville Chart. 106 (see (1) above). a1578 Pitsc. I 154/13.
1589 Innes Rev. III 21.
The liberal airt and science of musick quhilkes wary necessarlie requirit to be mantenit … in all publick common weillis [etc.]
1602 Dundee Shipping P. 75.
Quhilk was ane wayrei onelleikllei thing to go with seik ane nayket bark among the Torkis gaylleis
1616 Haddington Corr. 130.
I … was werye weill accepted off
c1633–7 Innes Sketches 370.
I long weri much to sie yow
1661 Red Bk. Grandtully II 153.
We remember ȝow all veri often, and ar certaine ȝe mynd us somtyms
1667 Laing MSS 357.
I hier the king's affairs gos vere well in Ingland
1674 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Processes No. 206.
Our cornes not being fenced about therefor it gav us warie much adoe to keip theme frome skaith
1674 Kirkcaldy B. Rec. MS 14 Dec.
They all in ane voice verrie unanimouslie doe … ratifie [etc.]
(b) 1566 Anderson Collect. Mary II 271.
Thai … tuik the king frome his ludging … to the castell, and placed him worry obscuyrly thair
d. c1520-c1535 Nisbet Prol. Rom. 317/27.
Thow thi self dois ewin the warye sam thingis quhilk thow judgis

C. noun. Truth. Only const. in(to). Appar. only in Rolland. c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii 414.
I repent in verray, That [etc.]
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii 96.
[Te]rpsichore [the] fift is callit in verray
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus ii 772.
Ane messinger said scho, into verray Thair erandis gais, baith nicht and als be day

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