Definition of wight:
duck, beast, cookie, egg, customer, specimen, slob, baby, tool, soul, devil, creature, stiff, puppet, head, being, mortal, thing, isle of wight, animal, bod, human being, face, personage, party, fauna, guy, bird, life, brute, body, individual, sort, scout, man, animate being, fish, person, character.
I went home, sick at heart, with the bundle in my cold hand, and when the door was opened by Akusch, who, poor wight, bore our bitter winters but ill, I heard from above- stairs loud and right merry laughter and glee; and I knew it for the voice of Cousin Maud who seemed overpowered by sheer mirth.- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
He believed the enterprise might have gone through if a diversion had been made by the bulk of the fleet against Ireland, and under cover of it a coup de main delivered upon the Isle of Wight, " for which," he said, " six or eight of the line would have been enough."- "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.