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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

Intol(l)erabill, -able, adj. Also: intol(l)ar- and -abyll. [ME. intollerabyll (1435), -able (a 1450), L. intolerābilis.] Unbearable, physically or mentally.(a) c1450-2 Howlat 921.
All the fowlis … plenȝeit to Natur Of this intollerable injur
a1500 Henr. Orph. 311.
Furnes of fyre, with stynk intollerable
1535 Stewart 40214.
Thir faltis … , Quhilk to ȝow all wald be intollerable
1560 11th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. vi. 42.
The intolerable oppressionis … vpoun the puir subjectis … be mayntenance of the quene douriare
1596 Dalr. II. 462/20.
Bosting the pane confirmet be the edict with a gloume intollerable
(b) c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxiv. 22.
Behald my wod intollerabill pane
1528 Lynd. Dreme 289.
Intollerabyll
1535 Stewart 29505.
With foull fetor that wes intollerabill
Ib. 53758.
This tirrane … Him ansuer made that wes intollerabill
1531 Bell. Boece i. 133/11.
His eldest bruther … decessit in Italy be intollerable hetis of that region
1548 Acts II. 481/1.
The mortall weiris … and intollerabill iniuris
a1568 Bann. MS. 212 b/58.
Thy langege is to me intollerabill
a1578 Pitsc. i. 17/33.
Quhat troubillis be intollarabill arrogance … we haif susteined
1597 Conv. Burghs II. 20.
Ane new intollerabill custome of all guids inwart

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