from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A Scotch form of God.
  • noun A Scotch form of good.


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  • He has ta'en and placed you here, for your ain gude I trust, – I'm sure it's for the gude of us a ', – and if ye haena a' things ye wad wish, Miss Ellen, ye hae Him; dinna forget that, my ain bairn.

    The Wide, Wide World 1892

  • If God calls ye to the ministry, ye 'ill no refuse, an' the first day ye preach in yir ain kirk, speak a gude word for Jesus

    Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush Ian Maclaren 1878

  • It's nae sin to tak a gude price, but in gieing ill measure.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop 1836

  • I doubt bed's the best place for 'un, an' gude 'ot drink.

    Complete Plays of John Galsworthy John Galsworthy 1900

  • I doubt bed's the best place for 'un, an' gude 'ot drink.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works John Galsworthy 1900

  • I doubt bed's the best place for 'un, an' gude 'ot drink.

    A Bit O' Love John Galsworthy 1900

  • The ambiguous _u_'s in "gude" and "sune" are admitted, because far liker the sound than the double _o_ would be, and that in "hure," for grace 'sake, to soften the word; so also "flaes" for

    On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature John Ruskin 1859

  • The "gude" man of the house was spending the evening with a neighbour; but poached eggs and a rasher of bacon, accompanied with a flagon of sparkling ale, gave our guest no occasion to doubt the hospitality of the house, on account of the absence of its master.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness A Bibliographical Romance Thomas Frognall Dibdin 1811

  • He’s a brave lad, and a bonny, and a gentleman of a good fortune, and they winna string the like o’ him up as they do the puir whig bodies that they catch in the muirs, like straps o’ onions; maybe his uncle will bring him aff, or maybe your ain grand-uncle will speak a gude word for him — he’s weel acquent wi’

    Old Mortality 2004

  • "Noo, my leddy, tak a gude grip o 'my han', an 'as I lift ye, gie

    Malcolm George MacDonald 1864


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