That Tut accomplished all this before his 12th birthday suggests aye was the power behind the throne.
“aye ready;” and arm-in-arm we raced into the dining-room, scandalizing the servants.
“aye,” his father said—the last thing he would ever say to him.
But, as Ritchie recalled, he lifted an arm and pointed to one of his eyes, thus letting all know that he was voting “aye.”
Oh, aye,” Savile responded: “How do they know whether I am or not?
aye, so it has, agreed Mrs. Parry Wynn, intelligent an—an—lively.
aye, but before I do so, let me read again the last of my Ballads.
aye, sister, both of us--come and persuade this foolish Wulfric.
aye, lad, and the plain things are always the hardest things to do.
aye, but if you come as a Mar-joy I will show you the way out, my word for that!
"always, ever," c.1200, from Old Norse ei "ever" (cognate with Old English a "always, ever"), from PIE *aiw- "vital force, life, long life, eternity" (cf. Greek aion "age, eternity," Latin aevum "space of time;" see eon).