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First published 2005 (SND, online supplement).
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ILL-PLEASE, v. Also ill-plaise.
To annoy.Sh. 1993 New Shetlander Sep 29:
Her midder wis kinda taen aff.
"Hit's a notion shu's taen lately".
Her faider, I tink, wis ill-plaised.
"Never leet her, Mam, lat her fant".
But shö lookit me straight in da eye an
shö said again,
"Granny, I don't aet meat".
Edb. 2004:
It ill-pleases me the wey the government's behavin.

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