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- Obsolete spelling of
- (obsolete) plural of , an archaic spelling of virtue.
16th century, Henry VIII, “Lusty youth should us ensue”, in John E. Stevens, editor, Music & Poetry in the Early Tudor Court, published 1961, page 417:
- For withowt ther goode gydaunce / Yough shuld fall in grett myschaunce; / For yough ys frayle and prompt to doo, / As well vices as vertuus to ensew;