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out upon

  1. (archaic) Shame on; away with; curses upon.
    • c. 1599, Ben Jonson, Every Man Out of His Humour, act 3, scene 2 (Google preview):
      Sordido: You sky-staring coxcombs, you! You fat brains, out upon you! You are good for nothing but to sweat night-caps.
    • c. 1610, William Shakespeare, Winter's Tale, act 4, scene 3:
      Clown: Out upon him! prig, for my life, prig: he haunts wakes, fairs and bear-baitings.
    • 1740, Samuel Richardson, Pamela or Virtue Rewarded, chapter 6 (Google preview):
      – Out upon you, said I! I cannot bear you.
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company, chapter 3:
      Out upon them! that they should dishonor their own mothers by such teaching.
    • 1919, John Galsworthy, The Burning Spear, chapter 19:
      Out upon you, dark witches of evil!


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