belive

adverb
be·​live | \ bi-ˈlīv How to pronounce belive (audio) \

Definition of belive

Scotland
: in due time : by and by

First Known Use of belive

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for belive

Middle English bilive vigorously, from by + live, dative of lif life

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“Belive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/belive. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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