a-vie

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a +‎ vie.

Adverb[edit]

a-vie (comparative more a-vie, superlative most a-vie)

  1. (obsolete) In rivalry. [16th-17th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Our mind doth likewise take revenge of it, they lie, they cog, and deceive one another a vie.