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Bliss and bale

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bliss and bale are often alliteratively opposed; also Boot and bale
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bealu; Old High Ger. balo; Ice. böl.

Usage

In literature:

Never again was it found, and never again, for bale or bliss, did it adorn the right orbit of the Commander.
"Selected Stories" by Bret Harte
Who shall depict its bliss and bale?
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
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