Assai



very: allegro assai (very quick).
any of several slender Brazilian palms of the genus Euterpe, especially E. edulis, a species bearing a purple fruit from which a beverage is made by infusion.
Historical Examples

assai guadagna chi vano sperar perde—He 25 gains a great deal who loses a vain hope.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

assai basta, e troppo guasta—Enough is enough, and too much spoils.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

Caterina answered him by quoting the Cyprian proverb, “assai dimanda che fidelmente serve.”
The Royal Pawn of Venice Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull

assai ricco chi non manca—He is rich enough who has no wants.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

assai sa, chi non sa, se tacer sa—He who knows not, knows a good deal if he knows how to hold his tongue.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

Ma per quanto fosse breve quella impressione era però assai forte per farlo molto soffrire e per affliggere quelli che lo amavano.
Life of Lord Byron, With His Letters And Journals, Vol. 5 (of 6) (Lord Byron) George Gordon Byron

assai ben balla, chi fortuna suona—He dances well to whom fortune pipes.
Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern, English and Foreign Sources James Wood

adverb
(music) (usually preceded by a musical direction) very: allegro assai
noun
any of several Brazilian palm trees of the genus Euterpe, esp E. edulis, that have small dark purple fleshy edible fruit
a beverage made from the fruit of this tree

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