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VERA, adv., adj. Also verra (Per. 1773 in Fergusson Poems (S.T.S.) II. 245; Sc. 1826 Wilson Noctes Amb. (1855) I. 91; Slk. 1835 Hogg Tales (1874) 593; Ags. 1856 Arbroath Guide (15 March); m.Lth. 1894 P. H. Hunter J. Inwick 69; Gall. 1901 R. Trotter Gall. Gossip 127; Abd. 1929 J. Milne Dreams o Buchan 3); verreh (Rxb. 1965 Hawick Express (21 July) 4); vairy (Sh. 1886 G. Temple Britta viii.), virra (Kcb. 1903 Crockett Banner of Blue i.); vara (Sc. 1824 Scott St Ronan's W. v.), varra (Sc. 1928 Scots Mag. (July) 272). Sc. forms of Eng. very in most of its senses (Edb. 1791 J. Learmont Poems 25; Rxb. 1821 A. Scott Poems 178; Ayr. 1834 Galt Liter. Life III. 21; Kcb. 1911 G. M. Gordon Auld Clay Biggin 159; Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 35). Gen.Sc. [′vɛrɑ]

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"Vera adv., adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 23 May 2019 <https://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/vera>

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