bile-witness
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bile-witness
AddBiliwitnes (bil-, v. l.) and ánfealdnes weorca simplicitas actionis, Past. 243, 12. Bilewitnes simplicitas, i. puritas, An. Ox. 1827. Biluitnise modestia, Rtl. 105, 1: mansuetudo, 100, 11: lenitas, 111, 26. Biluitnises sinceritatis, 35, 19. Mid ðǽre culfran bilewitnesse (bil-, v. l.) columbae simplicitate, Past. 291, 8. Þis ic dyde mid bilewitnysse (in simplicitate cordis mei), Gen. 20, 5: Ælfc. T. Grn. 5, 1 (cf. Gen. 25, 27). Bilwitnesse (bylewyt-, bylwet-, v. ll. ), Bd. 3, 27; Sch. 322, 7. Wǽron hí wundriende þá bilehwitnesse (bylwyt-, bilwit-, bylywyt-, v. ll. ) þæs lífes, 1, 26; Sch. 57, 16. Ðǽre culfran biliwitnesse (bil-, v. l. ) ... ðǽre nǽdran wærscipe, Past. 237, 22. On bócum þe ungelǽrede menn þurh heora bilewitnysse tó micclum wísdóme tealdon, Hml. Th. i. 2, 21.
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