Avaunt



away; hence.
Historical Examples

He went to see her, taking with him a priest, who began to exorcise her, bidding her avaunt if she were of the Evil One.
Heroines That Every Child Should Know Various

“avaunt, you worst of sinners, I must save my soul,” he cried.
Snarley-yow Frederick Marryat

But if thou art some evil thing of this waste, avaunt thee!’
King Arthur’s Knights Henry Gilbert

I would fain hear the old snail skrike out at me, ‘avaunt, Sathanas!’
The White Lady of Hazelwood Emily Sarah Holt

Do you know, friend, we can be free of many things that dominate our lives by merely crying out a rebellious “avaunt!”
The Friendly Road (AKA David Grayson) Ray Stannard Baker

I do remember that you performed upon the latter, and my modesty should have certainly bid me ‘avaunt’ from it.
The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) Frederic G. Kenyon

If thou art one of those who, though they never write, criticise everyone that does; avaunt!
Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais

He drew near and bent over her; she was obliged to look up, if it were only to bid him “avaunt.”
Shirley Charlotte Bront

“avaunt, ye Unveracities—ye Unwisdoms,” shrieks the infuriated graduate.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 416, June 1850 Various

“avaunt thee, Sathanas, if thou art the spirit of evil,” exclaimed Malagrida.
The Prime Minister W.H.G. Kingston

sentence substitute
(archaic) go away! depart!

interjection, late 15c., “begone,” literally “move on,” from Middle French avant “forward!” (see avant).

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