• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Bete bēt To better; to mend. See Beete.
    • Bete To mend; to repair.
    • Bete To renew or enkindle (a fire).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bete etc. Obsolete form of beat, beet, beet, etc.
    • n bete In the game of solo, a forfeit.
    • n bete A bugbear; a person or thing regarded with special dislike or aversion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Bete (obs. except dial.) to improve, mend, to kindle a fire, to rouse.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. bētan, to mend. See Better
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bóetan, bétan; cf. bót, Boot.


In literature:

Je dedaigne tantot, tantot j'applaudis; Pour m'avoir en partage, il faut n'etre pas bete.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
C'est par ce principe qu'il a soutenu que le perroquet est une tres laide bete.
"Jerome Cardan" by William George Waters
Ihesue Crist our balys bete, and to the blys vs brynge!
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
At Bete-Kul we were kept some time waiting for reindeer, which had to be brought in from a considerable distance.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
Mais bete a faire pleurer!
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Than quod the frere: bete him; and whan the boye harde his mayster say so, he gaue the man xl pens.
"Shakespeare Jest-Books;" by Unknown
On voyait bien que les ouvriers de ce pays etaient a la fois betes et mechants.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Je suis si bete que je m'embrouille, et me perds; mais vous me comprendrez, je pense.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
There are no sand-flies, nor bete-rouge, nor mosquitos in this pretty spot.
"Wanderings in South America" by Charles Waterton
Jerome a ete bete de la quitter.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20, September, 1877." by Various

In poetry:

Jhesue Crist our balys bete,
And to the blys us brynge!
Thus was the hountynge of the Chivyat:
God sen us alle good endyng!
"Chevy-Chase" by Anonymous British

In news:

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Bucking that trend is Bete -Lukas.
Complete details for Bete -Lukas.
'Too Good to Call Passover Cake' bete noire.
Huckabee has a potentially thorny choice to make: If, in 2012, the ceiling of his support remains more or less what it was in '08, Huckabee could end up neutralizing Sarah Palin—and delivering the nomination to his bete noire Romney.
BETE Fog Nozzle Installing Solar Panels at Corporate Headquarters.
BETE Fog Nozzle's Twist & Dry Knife-edge Carrier features a tapered design that reduces build up and the associated hazards.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — the bete noire of Black and Gold fans for his zealous pursuit of the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal — is on the cover of this week's Time magazine.
My sharing it–something I would never have done in earlier years–is partly to deal with it and partly in the hope that someone else may be dealing with the same bete noir and find comfort from a fellow struggler.
Romney's shout-out against taxpayer-supported broadcasting, a bete noir of the right for years, came during last week's debate.
In the fall, the actor came back to Broadway in David Hirson's verse play, "La Bete," in which he stole the show with a manic half-hour monologue.
Says Sonia Friedman, whose trans-Atlantic output includes "Boeing-Boeing" and "The Norman Conquests" as well as "La Cage," "La Bete" and "Jerusalem".

In science:

X is the holomorphic de Rham complex with the filtration bˆete F and α : CX → Ω• X is the inclusion, is a cohomological Hodge complex (CHC, for short) of weight zero.
Introduction to the log minimal model program for log canonical pairs
Then (ZY , ( eΩ• Y , F ), α) is a CHC, where F is the filtration bˆete and α : CY → eΩ• Y is the inclusion.
Introduction to the log minimal model program for log canonical pairs
By specializing to Deligne’s ‘filtration bˆete’ we obtain generalized versions of Cheeger-Simons differential characters for ´etale groupoids.
Secondary Theories for etale groupoids
More generally we are giving a definition of generalized differential characters for smooth ´etale groupoids associated to an arbitrary filtration of the de Rham complex, which in the case of the ‘filtration bˆete’ gives the classical versions of Cheeger and Simons.
Secondary Theories for etale groupoids
We will first consider the special case of Deligne’s ‘filtration bˆete’ [De] for the de Rham complex Ω∗ dR (G• ) of a smooth ´etale groupoid G .
Secondary Theories for etale groupoids