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First published 1971 (DOST Vol. IV).
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Malgré, n. and prep. [ME. (1390) and e.m.E. malgre, e.m.E. maulgre (1470–85), OF. malgré var. of maugré Maugré n., Maugré prep.] a. n. Malice, spite; malicious or spiteful conduct. b. prep. In spite of, despite. = Maugré prep.a. 1513 Doug. ix. Prol. 17.
Wirk na malgre
b. (1) 1513 Doug. x. x. 113.
Na vayn wrathys … Thi char constrenyt bakwart forto went, And malgre thyne withdraw thi fays gryppys
(2) 1513 Doug. vi. vii. 74.
Malgre my wyl, Prynces [sc. Dido] … From thy costis depart I was constrenyt
1606 Birnie Kirk-b. xviii.
Heliodore, who (malgre the priest) making violent irruption in the temple
a1649 Drummond I. 26/14.
Malgre my heart I ioye in my disgrace

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