[ UK /bɪʃɹˈuː/ ]
  1. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    The bad witch cursed the child
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How To Use beshrew In A Sentence

  • "Beshrew the fellow," I said to myself as I left him, carefully closing the door, so that the sound should not shake him; "he is little better than a woman, and yet I have become as fond of him as though he were my brother."
  • Elephant and Castle, beshrew me, thy trumpeting must have made thee thirsty. The Rose and the Ring
  • "Beshrew the old fool!" muttered Sir William Howe, growing impatient of her obstinacy, and ashamed of the emotion into which he had been betrayed.
  • And she beshrewed herself for so unkindly judging of his unkindness.
  • 'Beshrew the old hag that told me that he was affected with leprosy! Surely, that is a lie against him, for this is not the voice of one who hath such a disease.
  • Honest Bardolph, welcome: if thou wantest any thing, and wilt not call, beshrew thy heart. The second part of King Henry the Fourth
  • He certainly entertained no hope that you would finally yield; and his position could not have been an agreeable one, from any point of view; for whether he was regarded as the monster he was, or only as a sadly beshrewed husband, he must have felt himself the subject of unpleasant remark. The New Penelope and Other Stories and Poems
  • Beshrew me if I have spoken more than a dozen words today, and that, to a man of my sociable temper, not to speak of my swift and practised tongue -- lingua celer et exercitata: you remember the phrase of In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India
  •     Do dearly love her; yea, beshrew the damned wrong, Poems and Fragments
  • I don't beshrew a company for pumping out its product. Mike Amato: Simon Cowell's AI Spill: Time to "Top Kill" American Idol
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