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  • verb nonstandard simple past tense of arrive.


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  • I personally have caught myself saying "arrove": drive / drove; arrive / arrove.

    Language Log 2009

  • Speaking of funerals, Julie reminds me that was the first thing we met up with when we arrove in Paree!

    Love Letters of a Rookie to Julie Barney Stone

  • I told you in my last letter I would give you some idea of what Ottawa was like, but now the time has arrove for the ordeal, I don't like it; descriptions of scenery are not my forte, and they're always uninteresting both to write and to read.

    Canada for Gentlemen James Seaton Cockburn

  • Skinny has just arrove back in camp from the trenches and got the news about the sining of the armistice.

    Love Letters of a Rookie to Julie Barney Stone

  • Well, an 'just before the car come, up arrove the girl.

    Friendship Village Zona Gale 1906

  • An 'just as they was ready to begin pickin', up arrove the

    Friendship Village Zona Gale 1906

  • Mr. Herbert arrove about an hour ago, and thinking you all abed and asleep at the Hall, he just stopped in with us all night!

    The Hidden Hand 1888

  • Capitola, "how providential that Mr. Herbert Greyson is arrove!"

    The Hidden Hand 1888

  • By the next Saturday came an answer sayin 'he would be proud ter git the machine out an' out for Janey, but fur me to say nothin 'about it till it had arrove.

    Dialect Tales 1883

  • It seemed he hadn't found one, however, fur the next day he arrove at home, like Duffey after the third round, confident an 'smilin', as pompous an 'self-satisfied a little man as ever I see.

    Dialect Tales 1883


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