'clare

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'clare (third-person singular simple present 'clares, present participle 'claring, simple past and past participle 'clared)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of declare, representing African American Vernacular English.
    • 1937, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Harper Perennial (2000), page 107:
      “Tea Cake, Ah ’clare Ah don’t know whut tuh make outa you. You’se so crazy.