murther


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mur·ther

 (mûr′thər)
n. & v. Obsolete
Variant of murder.

murther

(ˈmɜːðə)
n, vb
an archaic word for murder
ˈmurtherer n

mur•der

(ˈmɜr dər)

n., v. -dered, -der•ing. n.
1. the unlawful killing of a person, esp. when done with deliberation or premeditation or occurring during the commission of another serious crime (first-degree murder) or with intent but without deliberation or premeditation (second-degree murder).
2. something injurious, immoral, or otherwise censurable: to get away with murder.
3. something extremely difficult or unpleasant: That exam was murder!
v.t.
4. to kill by an act constituting murder.
5. to kill or slaughter barbarously.
6. to spoil or mar through incompetence: The singer murdered the aria.
7. Informal. to defeat thoroughly.
v.i.
8. to commit murder.
[1300–50; Middle English mo(u)rdre, murder, variant (influenced by Old French murdre < Germanic) of murthre murther]

murther


Past participle: murthered
Gerund: murthering

Imperative
murther
murther
Present
I murther
you murther
he/she/it murthers
we murther
you murther
they murther
Preterite
I murthered
you murthered
he/she/it murthered
we murthered
you murthered
they murthered
Present Continuous
I am murthering
you are murthering
he/she/it is murthering
we are murthering
you are murthering
they are murthering
Present Perfect
I have murthered
you have murthered
he/she/it has murthered
we have murthered
you have murthered
they have murthered
Past Continuous
I was murthering
you were murthering
he/she/it was murthering
we were murthering
you were murthering
they were murthering
Past Perfect
I had murthered
you had murthered
he/she/it had murthered
we had murthered
you had murthered
they had murthered
Future
I will murther
you will murther
he/she/it will murther
we will murther
you will murther
they will murther
Future Perfect
I will have murthered
you will have murthered
he/she/it will have murthered
we will have murthered
you will have murthered
they will have murthered
Future Continuous
I will be murthering
you will be murthering
he/she/it will be murthering
we will be murthering
you will be murthering
they will be murthering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been murthering
you have been murthering
he/she/it has been murthering
we have been murthering
you have been murthering
they have been murthering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been murthering
you will have been murthering
he/she/it will have been murthering
we will have been murthering
you will have been murthering
they will have been murthering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been murthering
you had been murthering
he/she/it had been murthering
we had been murthering
you had been murthering
they had been murthering
Conditional
I would murther
you would murther
he/she/it would murther
we would murther
you would murther
they would murther
Past Conditional
I would have murthered
you would have murthered
he/she/it would have murthered
we would have murthered
you would have murthered
they would have murthered
References in classic literature ?
cried Aylward, as the yellow flame flickered up, "it is indeed young master Ford, and I think that this seneschal is a black villain, who dare not face us in the day but would murther us in our sleep.
After this, maister Arden laie at a certeine parsonage which he held in London, and therefore his man Michaell and Greene agreed, that blacke Will should come in the night to the parsonage, where he should find the doores left open, that he might come in and murther maister Arden.
12) A Warning derives from published accounts of the murder and subsequent trial taken from a contemporary pamphlet written by Arthur Golding, A briefe discourse of the late murther of master George Saunders (London, 1573; STC 11985) and from chronicles accounts.
is brought unto them for Murther, in case they find, upon the Evidence,
83) Alexander urges the Prince to rule, when his time comes, under the guide of reason, moderation, wisdom, justice, equity and magnanimity and not to let himself be corrupted by vice or ambition because "Kings are their Kingdomes hearts, which tainted once, / The bodies straight corrupt in which they lodge: / And those, by whose example many fall, / Are guilty of the murther of them all" (ll.
CO 194/27/178, "Captain Palliser concerning the murther that has been committed on the Indians of the coast of Labrador.
As now of lait thair curst consait With murther thay display, Quhen thay thocht gude to drink this blude, Be that ungodly way.
This deadly banquet is preparde at hand, Where Ebon tapers are brought vp from hel, To leade blacke murther to this damned deed, The vgly Screechowle, and the night Rauen, With flaggy wings and hideous croking noise.
If thou didst ever thy dear father love Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.
He lists these sins as "filthy talke, fornication, wrath, murther, swearing, [and] cursing (Englands Bane, Blr).
Macbeth does murther Sleep,'--the innocent Sleep" (2.
rst commented upon by local clergyman and diarist, Philip Henry, in 1684 who wrote : "I heard of a murther in Salop on Sabb.