desmesure (1113-19)

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desmesure (1113-19)

[ FEW: 6/i,728a mensurare; Gdf: 2,611b desmesure; GdfC: ; TL: 2,1649 desmesure; DEAF: ; DMF:  démesure; TLF:  démesure; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
desmessure,  dessmesure;  desmesour;  demesure;  dismesure  

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1excess
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiim )  Mesure? Si ad. Car demesure Ne pot aver, u ad dreiture  3247
excessive, outrageous demand, request
( 1141; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Dame, [...] aideiz mei [...] vers le rei, Que pur Deu meintenge dreiture, Ne li quer nule dismesure [...]  p.19
2outrageous conduct
( c.1185 )  arrogance: Vus ne poez celer mie Ne covrir vostre desmesure  6773
( c.1230; MS: s.xiiiex )  Pur sa grant desmesure Descolé l’unt a dreiture  2465
a desmesure
excessively, too much
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Trop ert riches a desmesure  204
( 1213; MS: 1213 )  des maufez A desmesure ereit hastez  136vb
( c.1240; MS: c.1300 )  Si se esbai a demesure  71.170
unrestrainedly
( MS: s.xiv1 )  Comence plorer a demesure  344
exceedingly, beyond compare
( 1113-19; MS: s.xii2 )  Cesar [...] Sages fud a desmessure  1959
( 1121-35; MS: s.xii3/3 )  Ysidres nus dit Ki le elefant descrit: Grant sunt a desmesure  1533
in great quantity
( c.1270; MS: s.xiii4/4 )  Homes e femes a demesure La curent pur cel’ aventure  M701
de desmesure
excessive
( 1214-16 )  [...] Qei par grant abstinence dure, Qei par travalz de desmesure [...]  300
outre desmesure
outre
par desmesure
exceedingly
( s.xiiiin; MS: s.xiii2/4 )  Ja fud turné tut a ris, Par surfeit desmesure Li crierent trestuz sure  1055
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