Käännettävä sana (suomeksi tai englanniksi):
- (lb, en, heading, transitive) To speak against someone or something.
- To contradict or deny.
- * '''1530''', (w, John Palsgrave), ''Lesclarcissement'', 783/2:
- *: since, Sythe I have said, sayd it, I will, wyll never '''withsay''' it.
- To gainsay, to oppose in speech (and by extension writing).
- * '''1922''', (w, James Joyce), ''w:Ulysses (novel), Ulysses'':
- *: Let the lewd with faith and fervour worship. With will will we withstand, '''withsay'''.
- To forbid, to refuse to allow, give, or permit.
- * (circa, 1530) ''St. German's Dyaloge Doctoure & Student'', VI f xiii:
- *: I will, wyll not '''withsaye''' thy desire, desyre.
- To decline, to refuse to do or accept.
- * (circa, 1670) ordinance in ''Collection of Ordinances of the Royal Household - 1327–1694'' (1790), 372:
- *: This is in no, noe wise to bee '''withsaid''', for it is the King's honour.
- * '''1900''' (original version '''1260'''), Jacobus (de Voragine), William Caxton, Frederick Startridge Ellis, ''The Golden Legend, Or, Lives of the Saints - Volume 4'':
- *: I sent to them also martyrs, confessors, and doctors, and they accorded not to them, ne to their doctrine, but because it appertaineth not to me to '''withsay''' thy request, I shall give to them my preachers, by whom they may be enlumined and made clean, or else I shall come against them myself if they will not amend them.
- * '''2000''', (w, J. F. Powers, James Farl Powers), ''Morte D'Urban'':
- *: He was mild to good men of God and stark beyond all bounds to those who '''withsaid''' his will.