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Sooth (?), a.; also adv. [Compar. [Soother] (#); superl. [Soothest].] [OE. soth, AS. s, for san; akin to OS. s, OHG. sand, Icel. sannr, Sw. sann, Dan. sand, Skr. sat, sant, real, genuine, present, being; properly p. pr. from a root meaning, to be, Skr. as, L. esse; also akin to Goth. sunjis true, Gr. , Skr. satya. 9. Cf. [Absent], [Am], [Essence], [Is], [Soothe], [Sutee].]


True; faithful; trustworthy.

[Obs. or Scot.]

The sentence [meaning] of it sooth is, out of doubt. Chaucer.

That shall I sooth (said he) to you declare. Spensser.


Pleasing; delightful; sweet.


The soothest shepherd that ever piped on plains. Milton.

With jellies soother than the creamy curd. Keats.


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Sooth, n. [AS. s. See [Sooth], a.]


Truth; reality.


The sooth it this, the cut fell to the knight. Chaucer.

In sooth, I know not why I am so sad. Shak.

In good sooth, Its mystery is love, its meaninng youth. Longfellow.


Augury; prognostication.


The soothe of birds by beating of their wings. Spenser.


Blandishment; cajolery.




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