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maugre

or mauger

[maw-ger] /ˈmɔ gər/
preposition, Archaic.
1.
in spite of; notwithstanding.
Origin of maugre
1225-1275
1225-75; Middle English < Middle French: literally, spite, ill-will, equivalent to mau- mal- + gre gree2
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  • Thus they were all concerned; but Noll Wing took the matter harder than any, because mauger, whom he feared, was concerned in it.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • There was an uncle of William's, named mauger, who was primate of the Norman church.

    The Normans Sarah Orne Jewett
  • He loved and followed, that his health gin out after a time—he felt weak and mauger.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 5. Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • There was, in Dan'l Tobey's boat, a little man named mauger.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • mauger rolled over and over where he fell; and it chanced that his sheath knife dropped out in the fall, and touched his hand.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • mauger was a greenie; he was a product of the worst conditions of the city.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • The matter of mauger had been, in some measure, a milestone in Noll Wing's life.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Dan'l knew this; he was careful never to push mauger too far.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
  • Miss mauger seemed to me very like her drawing-room, straight and precise and stiff.

    Carette of Sark John Oxenham
  • Which was just enough to fill to overflowing mauger's cup of wrath.

    The Sea Bride Ben Ames Williams
British Dictionary definitions for mauger

mauger

/ˈmɔːɡə/
adjective
1.
(Caribbean) (of persons or animals) thin or lean
Word Origin
from Du. mager thin, meagre

maugre

/ˈmɔːɡə/
preposition
1.
(obsolete) in spite of
Word Origin
C13 (meaning: ill will): from Old French maugre, literally: bad pleasure
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