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v.i. Having great suffering, with a great effort, after a great struggle. Kua mamate pou roa ratou i te onge. They were all absolutely dying of hunger; Kua aere mamate ua atu raua ki reira. They went there with great reluctance, they had no option but to go there (though it cost them dear to do so). [ma-, mate.]

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