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weird sisters

plural noun
1.
Origin of weird sisters
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • And now it's done to a turn, and the weird sisters have done what they could for the family.'

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • From Urd comes our word "weird," and the weird sisters of Shakespeare.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • On his arrival at his castle, Macbeth finds his wife reading a letter from her amiable spouse, about the weird sisters.

  • The sudden appearance of him who answered the incantations of the weird sisters could not produce a greater panic.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • The young people voted the party a "grand success," and the two weird sisters the most bewitching of all the witches.

  • However, their designation as weird sisters fully settles the case of their Germanic origin.

  • That should be a hardy sheriff, with the power of the county at his heels, that would lay hands upon the weird sisters.

  • They then turned into air, and vanished: by which the generals knew them to be the weird sisters, or witches.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
  • Altogether, German folk-lore is still full of rimes about three weird sisters.

  • Macbeth had a wife, to whom he communicated the strange prediction of the weird sisters, and its partial accomplishment.

    Tales from Shakespeare Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
British Dictionary definitions for weird sisters

weird sisters

plural noun
1.
another name for Fates
2.
(Norse myth) the Norns See Norn1
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