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The tidings were hailed with joy; not only by the young couple, but by all the villagers.

"You have as yet given us no tidings of Phidias and his household," said Philothea.

Six months more passed, and still no tidings of the ship or its commander.

But the tidings were gradually breaking in upon the mind of Andrew Lanning.

The tidings reached the Duke, at his hunting-lodge of Valognes.

Months passed away, and no tidings reached him from without.

The barons gained some tidings of his proceedings, and were on their guard.

If payment was offered, they shook their heads, and only asked for tidings of Europa.

There we knew we should find the army, and might get tidings of the fleet.

I felt unwell, and got back to my boarding-house with these tidings.

WORD ORIGIN

"announcement of an event," 1069, from Old English tidung "event, occurrence, piece of news," perhaps in part a verbal noun from Old English tidan "to happen," in part from Old Norse tiðendi (plural) "events, news," from tiðr (adj.) "occurring," from PIE *di-ti- (see tide (n.)). Cf. Norwegian tidende "tidings, news," Dutch tijding, German Zeitung "newspaper."

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