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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
admit Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words32.1 33.8 44.9 74.2 10.3 0 6.5
Number of occurrences5734 17 4 1 0 1
Number of authors27 16 8 1 1 1

Occurrences of admit in Corpus

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
The wee prince dauredna admit he wis sweirt tae leave this on page 53

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
Young Jock cried, 'Mum, admit it noo! on page 15

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ose, real close. Ah've goatae admit, this wee guy hus aloatae her on page 23
ere wis nae wey ah wis gonnae admit it tae him but he wis right. on page 66
Ah've goat tae admit it, likes. Ah soartae felt ba on page 77
Karl Marx. But ah've goat tae admit it. Fur yince he seems tae be on page 102
Ah'll be the first tae admit it, likes, This game so far h on page 109
Also on pages 121, 122, 137, 157, 173
10 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ab!' rowsted the Trunchbull. 'Admit that ye done it!' on page 161

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
bbe that shuid be, whither ye admit it or no. The fack that a ric on page 75
eekitness? Gin ye dae - jist admit it. on page 126
mair. If that's whit ye want, admit it, but dinnae tell me there' on page 146

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
y were, the Americans had tae admit that they didnae hae onie pap on page 26

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
n he said, How did yi no jist admit yi wur a V.L. Ah said, Cause on page 73
hauntet. Frieda still willnae admit that she made aw the stuff up on page 108

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
He'll aff-haund admit that he's 'no quite shair!' on page 57
Ah'll admit though it nevvir duin much gu on page 76
ye'll hae tae admit that justice arose fae fear o on page 121
Ah'll admit that the auld ancestral seat on page 141

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
Sometimes, unwillin tae admit even tae yer secret on page 127

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Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
p quivers. Ah didnae want tae admit tae masel that Mammy's richt. on page 29

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Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
kkers ken but dinnae like tae admit, which is that the thing that
1 matches

Sutherland, Hope Twa sisters, een room, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
njoy it and I suppose I could admit I wis a wee bit jealous it th
1 matches

Smith, Jamie Soonds o the kirk an court: early airt muisic in Scotland, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
c o the period, an — I maun admit — I’d niver thocht tae le
1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Fae Mooth tae Page, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
e. But when pushed, even they admit they could be daein a lot mai
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ah’ve goat tae be honest an admit that ah just couldnae help ma
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
such a reaction - ah hud tae admit it wis a result. Nae danger.
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Wee Roge Boobs, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
Mountain Bikin’, A hae tae admit, she had a point! Mind you th
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
e-fuitit tae hell raither nor admit that they unnerstuid onythin
1 matches

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
brother lol - but ee hae tae admit the livvy centre is top dolla (2021) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
Morrice hid te admit at he wis weel chuffed wi the on page 42
she'd raither dee ersel then admit it. on page 61

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
he'd nivver, ivver heard him admit te onythin as saft an Sappy a on page 47
s Doll, hersel. Bit he hid te admit Chantelle hid a crackin, curv on page 60
ch!" Dot lookit offendit. "Ah admit Ah've ma standards an ma rout on page 86
he'd imagined it; he hatit te admit it, even till himsel, bit she on page 87

4 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
kle blue words Jonsar hid tae admit
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
SAIR FECHT. I have to admit that it was not a fecht when
Maun admit it's a welcome sicht,
admit he didnae like fit he wis see
3 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
She wis upset bit she his tae admit that it hid been an accident
1 matches

Dunnett, Nathan The Auld Asylum, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
Nane o us wid admit tae the ither that we winted
1 matches

Uri, Antonia The birds an the bees, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
our duty of care.” Ah will admit that ma hoose juist disna fee
1 matches

Diansangu, Mae naebdy likes a clype, (Scots Hoose 2021) Doric, poetry
it’s nae been easy, tae admit
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ext therapy session I’d tae admit tae Dr Makadoork that I’d f
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@DoricPhrases tweeted
Ging ae admit it ye read haaver i' these po(2014) search twitter
Ging on, admit it, fa has already eaten thei(2016) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
Hid shames me tae admit hid bit I bowt that caird mes on page 9
rand job on that road, I must admit tae that - Ah'll need some s on page 65
r that I can see ~ and I must admit hid appeals tae me - on page 76
wis misunderstood and I must admit he did us prood ' _ . While i on page 77

4 matches


@helenmoncrieff tweeted
I admit tae gettin peerie bit starstr(2014) search twitter


Gillen, Charlie Oot Here Mae Lane, (Words without Borders Magazine 2004) Ulster, prose
I'll admit ye micht notice is' slow.
1 matches

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