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thrice


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Thrice  \Thrice\,  adv  [OE.  thries;  thrie  thrice  (AS. 
  [thorn]riga,  [thorn]riwa)  +  -s,  the  adverbal  suffix.  See 
  {Three},  and  {-wards}.] 
  1.  Three  times.  ``Thrice  in  vain.''  --Spenser. 
 
  Verily  I  say  unto  thee.  That  this  night,  before  the 
  cock  crow,  thou  shalt  deny  me  thrice.  --Matt.  xxvi. 
  34. 
 
  2.  In  a  threefold  manner  or  degree;  repeatedly;  very 
 
  Thrice  noble  lord,  let  me  entreat  of  you  To  pardon 
  me  --Shak. 
 
  Thrice  is  he  armed  that  hath  his  quarrel  just 
  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Thrice  is  often  used  generally  with  an  intensive 
  force,  to  form  compounds  which  are  usually  of  obvious 
  meaning;  as  in  thrice-blessed,  thrice-favored, 
  thrice-hallowed,  thrice-happy,  thrice-told,  and  the 
  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  thrice 
  adv  :  three  times;  "I  called  you  thrice  last  night" 




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