Related to Verray: Parfit


a.1.Very; true.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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See also Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Pardoner's Tale': 'And right anon thanne comen tombesteres / Fetys and smale, and yonge frutesteres, / Syngeres with harpes, baudes, wafereres, / Whiche been the verray develes officeres / To kyndle and blowe the fyr of lecherye, / That is annexed unto glotonye'.
Dido, similar to Cleopatra's sentiments, sees Aeneas as "a verray gentil man" (1068).
By certayne singnes here may men see, How that thou art Goddis Sone verray (24.188-91).
AddDJP: [??]is rest men mowe fynde and haue be verray kynde (cf.
Hoccleve's speaker concludes laconically about those who flatter him for his cash (and perhaps even about Prentys and Arondel), "I was the welcomere algate/And for a verray gentil man yholde" (183-84).
I se wel that ye han of my distresse Compassioun, my faire Canacee, Of verray wommanly benignytee That Nature in youre principles hath set.
While you are reading, say, Chaucer, a verray, parfit gentil
es a haly prophete and a VERRAY in worde and in dede.
3) 8.1198) (a1398) Pure and verray bawme or balsamum may not be suffred in be hond if the sonne come berto.
Who wrote the words: "He was a verray, parfit gentil knyght."?
The case for Theseus' victory over anger finds its best support in Theseus' response to the two knights dueling in the grove; and in his decision not to execute them for defying his authority, but to create an amphitheater in which their dispute can be settled by law: The queene anon, for verray wommanhede, Gan for to wepe, and so dide Emelye, And alle the ladyes in the compaignye....