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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unsatiabill, -saciabill, adj. Also: unsatiable, -saciable, -sasiable, -saceabill, onsatiable, -saciable. [ME and e.m.E. vnsaciable (Wyclif), vnsaceable (a1513), vnsatiable (1579).] Insatiable. = Insatiabil(l adj.(a) c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 153/92.
The fowll monstir Glutteny, Off wame unsasiable [M. insaciable] and gredy
c1500-c1512 Dunb. (OUP) 211/33.
Sum wald tak all this warldis breid And ȝit not satisfeit of thair neid Throw hairt unsatiable [M. insatiable] and gredie
a1508 Kennedy Flyt. 527 (B).
Devill dampnit doig sodomit vnsaciable [M. insatiabill]
1535 Stewart 11130.
Thair [sc. the Romans'] appetyte so ardent is and he, Vnsaciabill without securitie
1565 Reg. Privy C. I 412.
To the effect that the mouthis of unsaciabill askaris sal be stoppit
a1570-86 Maitland in Maitl. F. 432/2.
This warld so fals is and vnstabill Off greiddines vnsatiabill
a1578 Pitsc. I 19/2.
He over ran evirie man lyk ane greddie and vnsaceabill tyrane
1580 Reg. Privy C. III 286.
Unsatiabill
(b) 1596–7 Misc. Spald. C. I 88.
Birnand as in ane fyrie fornace, with ane onsatiable droutht, quhilk scho culd nocht sloik
1630-1651 Gordon Geneal. Hist. 152.
To satisfie his onsaciable desyre and covetousnes which did overrule him

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