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Sere meaning

sere - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. [ OE. seer, AS. sear ( assumed) fr. searian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG. soor, OHG. sor/ n to to wither, Gr. a" y` ein to parch, to dry, Skr. / ush ( for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry. Ã 152. Cf. Austere, Sorrel, a.] Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves.
  2. 2. Dry; withered. Same as Sear.
  3. 3. Claw; talon.

sere - examples of usage

  1. The little birds that come and go and return to us over such vast distances, they perish like this in myriads annually; flying to and from us they are blown away by death like sere autumn leaves, " the pestilence- stricken multitudes" whirled away by the wind! - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. Their two sons lived with them in the capacity of loafers and, as things go in these rapid times of ours, appeared to be even older and more sere than their parents. - "A Fool and His Money", George Barr McCutcheon.
  3. " Your flesh is dried, your ribs are lean, You are too lank and sere, Your voice is harsh, your words are grim And do not please mine ear. - "A Legend of Old Persia and Other Poems", A. B. S. Tennyson.
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