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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Dispern(e, v. [L. dispernere.] a. To disperse. b. To despise. — c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxxv. 7.
Our tern inferne for to dispern, Helpe rialest rosyne
a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 207.
Kenand thé, man, all prid for till disperne
Ib. 434.
I am [God], thocht thou now me disperne
15.. Clar. iv. 2216.
My ȝoung counsall wyse men will disperne

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