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Definition of "doles" [doles]

  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dole. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "doles" in a sentence
  • "An Ireland administered, say, by Prussians would soon bitterly regret the milder manners of the Anglo-Saxon and pine for the good old days of "doles" from"
  • "In former days it was divided among the shareholders in this form -- each receiving, instead of cash, so many sacks of tin ore, according to the number of his shares or "doles," and carrying it off on mule or horse back from the mine, to be smelted where or by whom he pleased."
  • ""soul-shot", a donation of money to the church at which the funeral service took place, the "doles", i.e. alms distributed to the poor, the sick, and the aged for the benefit of a friend's soul; the founding of chantries (q.v.) for the support of one or more priests who were to offer Mass daily for the founder's soul; and the"