to curse; invoke evil upon.
And beshrew me if I would either rob thee of it, mine own good Nan, or its old walls of thy sweet presence when I shall be dead.’
The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. E. Rameur
beshrew me, Sis, but since when didst thou shift to so fair a taste for—what was it?
Historic Boys Elbridge Streeter Brooks
beshrew his heart for his labour, how everything about me quivers.
The Works of John Marston John Marston
“beshrew me, I thought the jester was a craven,” growled he of the boar.
Under the Rose Frederic Stewart Isham
Retire softly, I did not look for you these two hours, Lady, beshrew your hast: that way.
The Mad Lover Francis Beaumont
beshrew me, but I fear thou mayest be in very truth a kind of witch!
Maid Sally Harriet A. Cheever
I would you had less, Mistriss, I could wish it, beshrew my heart she moves me cruelly.
Beaumont & Fletcher’s Works (8 of 10) Francis Beaumont
Thou’rt a valiant and expert gentleman, Hal; beshrew me else!
A Gentleman Player Robert Neilson Stephens
beshrew me if I don’t think an evil spirit has crept into you.
Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
The Church will never make much out of my prayers, beshrew me!
The Last of the Vikings John Bowling
(transitive) (archaic) to wish evil on; curse (used in mild oaths such as beshrew me)
early 14c., “deprave, pervert, corrupt,” from be- + shrew (v.) “to curse;” see shrew. Meaning “to invoke evil upon” is from late 14c.
by or at the side of; near: Sit down beside me. compared with: Beside him other writers seem amateurish. apart from; not connected with: beside the point; beside the question. besides (defs 4, 5). along the side of something: The family rode in the carriage, and the dog ran along beside. besides (def 2). beside […]
to lay siege to. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround: Vacationers besieged the travel office. to assail or ply, as with requests or demands. Historical Examples Having collected a large army Heracles set out for Eubœa in order to besiege Œchalia, its capital. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens Antony […]
moreover; furthermore; also: Besides, I promised her we would come. in addition: There are three elm trees and two maples besides. otherwise; else: They had a roof over their heads but not much besides. over and above; in addition to: Besides a mother he has a sister to support. other than; except: There’s no one […]
a mountain range on Poland’s border with the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in the Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak, Babia Gora, 5659 feet (1726 meters).