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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of murther.


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  • Edward and Dick were near coming in for some hard usage from Goggins, conceiving it might be a preconcerted attempt on the part of his prisoners and their newly arrived friends to achieve a rescue; and while he was rolling about on the ground, he roared to his evil-visaged janitor to look to the door first, and keep him from being "murthered" after.

    Handy Andy, Volume 2 — a Tale of Irish Life Samuel Lover 1832

  • This morn Hammád uprose and foully murthered thee,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • When he heard this language, he was wroth with exceeding wrath and said to her, O accursed woman, didst thou not tell me that my mother was murthered and that my father died by poison?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Then we bore off thy murthered mother and buried her; and I took thee and reared thee, and hung about thy neck the jewel which was with Queen Abrizah.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • “Sharrkan thy brother and his servants are murthered.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Then he looked at the twain and saw them dig a grave and therein bury the slain bird; after which they flew away far into the firmament and disappeared for a while; but presently they returned with the murtherer-bird and, alighting on the grave of the murthered, stamped on the slayer till they had done him to death.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Mr. Renwick told me also that it was the first public Action that his Hand was at, to conveen Friends, and lift their murthered

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes 2005

  • And commanding his innocent Wife to be murthered, she escaped, and (in the habite of a man) became servant to the Soldane.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Lance, downe he fell dead to the ground, and his men (fearing the like misfortune to befall them) gallopped mainely backe againe to their Lords Castle, not knowing them who had thus murthered their

    The Decameron 2004

  • Magdalena was found murthered in her Chamber, and tidings thereof carried to the Duke; present search was made for the bloody offendor, but Folco being fled and gone with Ninetta; some there were, who bearing deadly hatred to Hugnetto, incensed the Duke against him and his wife, as supposing them to be guilty of

    The Decameron 2004


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