sere (adj.) Old form(s): Seare
dried up, withered, parched
CE IV.ii.19[Adriana to Luciana, of Antipholus of Syracuse] He is deformed, crooked, old and sere
E3 I.ii.151[Countess to King Edward] The ground ... / Seems barren, sere, unfertile
E3 V.i.169[King Edward to Queen] all the peers in France / Shall ... weep out bloody tears / Until their empty veins be dry and sere
Mac V.iii.23[Macbeth to himself] my way of life / Is fallen into the sere, the yellow leaf [or: sere as (n.), withered state]
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