Alder-liefest Al`der-lief"est ([add]l`d[~e]r*l[=e]f"[e^]st), a. [For allerliefest dearest of all. See {Lief}.] Most beloved. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • alder-liefest — /öl dər lēˈfist/ (Shakespeare) adjective Most beloved of all ORIGIN: OE alra (WSax ealra), genitive pl of al (eal) all, and superl of ↑lief …   Useful english dictionary

  • alder- — variant of aller gen. pl. of all, used in comb. as alder best, alder liefest: see all D 3 …   Useful english dictionary

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