dessay

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dessay

  1. Eye dialect spelling of daresay.
    • 1884, F. Anstey, The Giant's Robe[1]:
      I've nothing partickler against him--he's steady enough, I dessay.
    • 1896, H. G. Wells, The Purple Pileus:
      "I dessay they're sent for some wise purpose," said Mr. Coombes.
    • 1906, George Gissing, The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories[2]:
      Emma resumed an air of prudery, 'Before very long, I dessay.'
    • 1909, W.W. Jacobs, Peter's Pence[3]:
      "Not exactly wot you could call nasty," ses Mr. Goodman, "though I dessay it would seem so to you.

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