Attrist

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Attrist at-trist′ (obs.) to sadden.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. ad, to, tristis, sad.

Usage

In literature:

You may very well imagine that Ceres at the ravishment of her daughter Proserpina was not more attristed, sad, nor mournful than they.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
J'ai des opales qui brulent toujours avec une flamme qui est tres froide, des opales qui attristent les esprits et ont peur des tenebres.
"Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde with a Preface by Robert Ross" by Oscar Wilde
You may very well imagine that Ceres at the ravishment of her daughter Proserpina was not more attristed, sad, nor mournful than they.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
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