Ance

[ˈans], [ˈans], [ˈa_n_s]

Definitions of ANCE:

  1.   Forming from adjectives in- ant, and also directly from verbs, nouns denoting action, quality, or state; as, abundance, forbearance.

Usage examples for ANCE:

  1. Ye must know, I was ance a bit clerk body in his chambers at Embro-" The voice of Mistress Inchbare, calling for the head- waiter, rose shrill and imperative from the regions of the bar. ” – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. But there's sic a thing as a human election, as weel's a divine ane; an' ane's no the same's anither, ance it's a chosen ane." ” – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  3. And this time the old man answered: " The Red- Etin of Ireland Ance lived in Ballygan, And stole King Malcolm's daughter, The King of fair Scotland. ” – The Scottish Fairy Book by Elizabeth W. Grierson
  4. He was never cobbler himsel', but he was ance carpenter; an' noo he's liftit up to be heid o' a' the trades. ” – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  5. Ye wadna surely tak her frae me a' at ance – Malcolm by George MacDonald

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