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of fighting, heavy (cf. hefig; III), with great bodies of troops, Chr. 868 ; P. 70,
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in Dict.).
grave, serious
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  • Hefolices gyltes

    gravioris culpe,

      R. Ben. I. 56, 17.
hard to bear, grievous, oppressive
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  • Gewearð swíðe hefelic and swíðe wólberendlic geár,

      Chr. 1086; P. 217, 27. ꝥ
  • Þæt heom hefelice ne þince þás þing,

      Angl. viii. 321, 43, 1083; P. 215, 25 (in Dict.).
hard to do, laborious
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  • Gif hwylcum bréþer hwæt hefelices and unácumenlices (

    aliqua gravia aut impossibilia

    ) beboden sý,
      R. Ben. 128, 10.
causing sorrow or
distress, grievous
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  • Swíðe hefelic (or at
?) geár and swíðe swincfull and sorhfull geár, Chr. 1085 ; P. 217, 17.
overpowering to the senses
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  • Ne cymð þǽr sorh ne sár ne ǽnig geswinc ne hungor ne ðurst ne hefelic slǽp,

      Wlfst. 139, 27.
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