rize

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rize

  1. obsolete spelling of rise
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I[1], edition 1921 ed.:
      XIX Thus long the dore with rage and threats he bet, Yet of those fearfull women none durst rize, The Lyon frayed them, him in to let: 165 He would no longer stay him to advize,[*] But open breakes the dore in furious wize, And entring is; when that disdainfull beast Encountring fierce, him suddaine doth surprize, And seizing cruell clawes on trembling brest, 170 Under his Lordly foot him proudly hath supprest.
  2. Eye dialect spelling of rise.
    • 1905, Max Pemberton, The Iron Pirate[2]:
      Go on, lay me right here as I lay now; but I'll rize agen you, and the day'll come when you'd give every dollar ye're worth to dig me up, and give me life agen."