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- obsolete spelling of
1590, Edmund Spenser, Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I, 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.
- Eye dialect spelling of rise.
1905, Max Pemberton, The Iron Pirate:
- 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."