Dearnful

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dearnful . See Dern, &c.
    • adjs Dearnful solitary: mournful
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. dern, dærne—A.S. dyrne, derne, secret.

Usage

In literature:

Another Yorkshire clerk flourished in the thirties at Bolton-on-Dearne named Thomas Rollin, commonly called Tommy.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
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