Archaic. to pay the penalty of.
to endure; continue.
to undergo suffering as a penalty.
verb abys, abyes, abying, abought
(transitive) (archaic) to pay the penalty for; redeem
ancient name of . Historical Examples There stood the rugged cliffs of Abyla, frowning in mist over the towers he had so lately defended with his blood. The Pastor’s Fire-side Vol. 4 (of 4) Jane Porter We sighted Calpe and Abyla, but the wind having freshened, we were obliged to beat to windward to enter […]
an . Historical Examples I believe that the hour comes when the knell of kings is to peal; that an evil genius pushes monarchy unto the abysm. The Hero of the People Alexandre Dumas His voice dropped, and he seemed to drop too, into some abysm of thought. Balcony Stories Grace E. King I’ve been […]
of or like an ; immeasurably deep or great. extremely or hopelessly bad or severe: abysmal ignorance; abysmal poverty. Contemporary Examples For everybody else, public schools were the only option—and these institutions often had an abysmal record. Your Local School Doesn’t Have to Suck Michael S. Roth December 16, 2014 Over the last year, nothing […]
of or like an ; immeasurably deep or great. extremely or hopelessly bad or severe: abysmal ignorance; abysmal poverty. Contemporary Examples Almost as bad as the reviews that Moby Dick received, which were abysmally negative. Joyce Carol Oates Salutes Norman Mailer Joyce Carol Oates October 23, 2012 Historical Examples When he got up, he was […]