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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 ?
"By my hilt!" 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.
"Natheless, three did escape," said the king, "and ye will do well to publish it and set justice upon their track, for these murthered the baron and fired the house."
WORCESTER, AND HIS CREW, TRIED AND CONDEMNED FOR PYRACY & MURTHER,
With an ensemble of only 7 actors, NYSC will be attempting to harness the imaginations of its cast to bring this classical tale of "murther," love, trust and betrayal to life.
O Planejamento Sistematico de Layout ou Systematic Layout Planning --SLP e um metodo de planejamento de arranjo fisico e propoe procedimentos para identificacao, avaliacao e visualizacao dos elementos e das areas de uma instalacao (Murther, 1973).
Their families were royalists during the Civil War, and in the aftermath of the execution of Charles I, described by Abbess Anne Neville of the Pontoise Benedictine abbey as 'that horrible sacrilegious murther', Catholic exiles on the continent declared their support for his exiled son.
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.
I say, and know, that drunkenness of all sorts, theft of all sorts, and murther of all sorts, is a sin.
The auctioneers also point to John Reynolds's The Triumphes of Gods Revenge Agaynst the Cryinge, & Execrable Sinne, of (Wilfull, & Premeditated) Murther (1651), once in the ranks of the folios Elia embraced so lovingly as "his midnight darlings." (45) An excess of generous enthusiasm seems to have carried Coleridge away in a note preceding the engraved title page.
The only useful partial reversal word for 'Trump' that I can find is 'murther,'which M-W defines as a dialectal variety of'murder.' Given The Donald's generally dismal press notices, it seems a little unfair that his surname should, in addition, forever necessarily have to be associated with homicide in palindromes, e.g.,
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.