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TO BETHI'NK. v. a. I bethought ; I have Send succouts,lotds, and stop the rage betieti, bitbought. [from think.] To recal to re.
To measure life learn thou betimes, and know fection ; to bring back to consideration
Tow'rd solid good what leads the nearest way. or recollection. It is generally used
Milton with the reciprocal pronoun, and of 2. Soon ; before long time has passed. before the subject of thought.
Whiles they are weak, betimes with them They were sooner in danger than they could concend; almosé betbink themselves of change. Sidney. For when they once to perfect strength do grow, I have betkought me of another fault...Sbaksp. Strong wars they make.
Spenser. I, better bethinking myself, and misliking his He tires betimes, that spurs too fast betimes. determination, gave him this order. Raleigb.
Sbakspearl. He himself,
There be some have an over early ripeness in Insatiable of glory, had lost all :
their years, which fadeth betimes : these are first, Yet of another plea bethought him soon. Milton. such as have brittle wits, the edge whereof is The nors were laid, yet the birds could never soon turned.
Baconi betbink thenselues till hampered, and past re- Reinember thy Creator in the days of thy covery:
youth; that is, enter upon a religious course Cherippus, then in time yourself brthink; burimes.
Tillotson And what your rags will yield by auction, sink. Short is the date, alas! of modern rhymes;
Dryden. And 't is but just to let them live betimer. Perso A little consideration may allay his heat, and 3. Early in the day. make him bethink himself, whether this attempt He'that drinks all night, and is hanged be be worth the veuture.
times in the morning, may sleep the sounder BE"THLEHEM. n. s. [Sce BEDLAM.] next day.
Sbakspeari. A hospital.for lunaticks.
They rose betimes in the morning, and offered
sacritice, BE'THLEHEMITE. n. s. (See BEDLAM
1 Maccabeant ITE.) A lunatick; an inhabitant of BE'TLE. n. s. [piper adulterinum.) An
BE'tre.) Indian plant, called water pep. a madhouse. BETHO'UGHT. participle. [from bethink ; T. Beto'ken. v. a. [from token.]
Dici. which see.]
1. To signify ; to mark; to represent. To BETHRA'l, v.a. [from thrall.] To We know not wherefore churches should be
enslave; to conquer ; to bring into sub- the worse, if, at this time, when they are delijection.
vered into God's own possession, cerenionies tit Ne let that wicked woman 'scape away,
to betoken such intents, and to accompany such For she it is that did my lord betbral. Spenser.
actions, be usual.
A dewy cloud, and in the cloud a bow To BETHU'MP.' v.a. [from thump.] To Conspicuous with three listed colours gay,
beat; to lay blows upon: a ludicrous Betokening peace from God. word.
2. To foreshow; to presignify. I was never so bethumpt with words,
The kindling azure, and the mountain's brow Since tirst I call d my brother's father dad.
Illum'd with fluid gold, his near approach
Tborssak. To BSTI'DE, 2. n. pret. It betided, or
BE'TONY. n. s. (betonica, Lat.] A plants betid ; part. pass, betid.
greatly esteemed as a vulnerary herb. Sax. See TIDE.]
Miller. 1. To happen to; to befal; to bechance, Beto'o K. irreg. pret. [from betake; which whether good or bad: with the person.
see.] Said he then to the palmer, revere:d sire, TO BETO'ss. v. a. [from toss.] To disturb; What great misfortune hath betid this knight? to agitate ; to put into violent motion.
Spenser. What said my man, when my betossed soul But say, if our deliverer up to heav'n
Did not attend him as we rode? Sbakspears Must reascend; what will betide the few, To BETRAY. v. a. (trabir, Fr.] His faithful, left among th' unfaithful herd,
1. To give into the hands of enemies by The enemies of truth?
treachery, or breach of trust : with is 2. Sometimes it has to. Neither know I
before the person, otherwise into. What is betid to Cloten; but remain
If ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, Perplext in all.
seeing there is no wrong in mine bands, the Go 4. To come to pass; to fall out ; to hap
of our fathers look thercon, and rebuke it.
1 Chronicles. pen: without the person.
Jesus said unto them, The Son of Man shall She, when her turn was come her tale to tell, be betrayed into the hands of men. Mastbos. Told of a strange adventure that betided
For fear of nothing else but a betraying of the Betwixt the fox, and th' ape by him misguided. succours which reason offereth,
Spenser. He was not to be won, either by promise of In winter's tedious nights sit by the fire
reward, to betray the city.
Kallen With good old folks, and let thein tell thec tales 2. To discover that which has been enOf woefulages, long ago betid. Sbakspeare. trusted to secrecy..
Let me hear from thec by letters
3. To expose to evil by revealing some Betidets here in absence of thy friend. Sbaksp.
How would'st thou again betray te,
Bearing my words and doings to the Lord!
4., To make known something that were BETI'Me. adv. [from by and time ; better concealed. BETIMES. S that is, by the proper time.] Be swift to hear, but be cautious of your > Seasonably; carly; before it is late.
conguc, less you betray your igaorance. Katto
s. To make liable to fall into something Than stand on any shoulders that I see
Before me at this instant. inconvenient. His abilities created him great confidence; and
Having a desire to depart, and be with Christ;
which is far better. this was like enough to betray hiin to great
Philippians. King Cbarles.
The BE'TIER. The bright genius is ready to be so forward, 1. The superiority ; the advantage: with as often betrays itself into great errours in judg- the particle of before him, or that, over
..which the advantage is gained 6. To show; to discover.
The Corinthians that morning, as the days beIre, envy, and despair, fore, had tbe better.
Sidney. Which marr’d his borrow'd visage, and betray’d The voyage of Drake and Hawkins was un. Him counterfeit, if any eve bebeld. Milion.
fortunate; yet, in such sort, as doth not break The Veian and the Gabian tow'rs shall fall,
our prescription, to have had the better of the And one promiscuous ruin cover all;
Bacon. Nor, after length of years, a stone betray
Dionysius, his countryman, in an epistle to The place where once thevery ruins lay. Addison. Pompey, after an express comparison, affords BETRA'Y ER, 1. s. [from betray.] He that him the better of Thucydides. Brown's Vulg. Er. betrays; a traitor.
You think fit The wise man doch so say of fear, that it is a To get the better of me, and you shall; betrayer of the forces of reasonable understand- Since you will have it so ;-) will be yours. ing. Hooker,
S x berne, You cast down your courage through fear, The gentleman had always so much tie better the betrayer of all succours hich reason can
of the satirist, that the persons touched did not afford.
Sir 7. Hayward.
know where to fix their resentment. Prior. They are only a few betrayers of their coun. 2. Improvement; as, for the better, so as try; they are to purchase coin, perhaps at half to improve it. price, and vend it among us, to the ruin of the If I have altered him any where for the better, publick.
Swift. I must at the same time acknowledge, that To BETRI'M. v. a. [from trim.] To deck; could have done nothing without him. Dryden.
to dress; to grace; to adorn ; to em- BE'rter. adv. [comparative of well.] bellish; to beautify; to decorate, Well, in a greater degree. Thy banks with pioned and twilled brims,
Then it was better with me than now. Hosea. Which spungy April at thy hest betrins,
Better a mechanick rule were stretched or To make cold nymphs chaste crowns. Sbaksp. broken, than a great beautynere omitted. Dryd. T.BETRO'TH. v.a. [from trotb; betrowen,
The better to understand the extent of our Dutch.]
knowledge, one thing is to be observed. Locke
He that would kuow the idea of infinity, 1. To contract to any one, in order to
cannot do better, than by considering to what marriage; to affiance : used either of
infinity is attributed.
Locke. men or women.
TO BETTER. V. a. [from the noun.] He, in the first flower of my freshest age,
1. To improve ; to meliorate. Betratbed me unto the only heir
The cause of his taking pon him our nature, Of a most mighty king, most rich and sage.
was to bei'er the quality, and to advance the condition thereof.
Hooker. To her, my lord, Was I bet rotbed, ere l'Hermia saw. Sbakspeare.
He is furnished with my opinion, which is
bettered with his own learning. Shakspeare. By soul's publick promise she
Heir to all his lauds and goods, Was sold then, and betrotb'd to victory. Cowley.
Which I have better'd rather than decreas'd. 2. To have, as affianced by promise of
But Jonathan, to whom both hearts were And what man is there that hath betroiled a
known, wife, and hath not taken her ? let him go and With well-tim'd zeal, and with an artful care, return into his house.
Deuteronomy. Restor'd and betirr'd soon the nice affair. Cowley. 3. To nominate to a bishoprick, in order The church of England, the purest and best to consecration.
reformed church in the world; so well reformed, If any person he consecrated a bishop to that that it will be found tasier to alter than beter its church, whereunto he was not before beirethed,
South. he shall not receive the habit of consecration, as
The Romans took pains to hew out a passage not being canonically promoted. Ayliffe. for these lakes to discharge themselves for the TO BETRU'ST. v.a. [from trust.] To beitering of the air.
Addison. entrust; to put into the power of an
2. To surpass; to exceed.
The works of nature do always aim at that other, in confidence of fidelity:
which cannot be bettered.
Hooker. Betrust him with all the good which our own He hath borne himself beyond the promise of capacity will allow us, or his sufficiency encou
his age; he hath, indeed, better bittered exrage us, to hope fur, either in this life, or that
pectation, than you must expect of me to tell Grew. you.
Slaispeare. Whatsoever you would betrust to your memo
What you do
Still betters what is done ; when you speak, sueet,
Sbakspears [ber, good,'bezejia, bétter, Sax.] Having good qualities in a greater degree 3. To advance ; to support.
The king thought his honour would suffer, than sonething else. Sve Good. during a treaty, to beller a party. Bacon.
He has a horse better than the Neapoliton's; Be'riir. n. s. [from the adjective.] Su. a better bad habit of frowning than the count palatine.
periour ; one to whom precedence is Slaksp. Marchant of Venice. I have seen better faces in my time,
to be given. VOL. I.
Their betters would be hardly found, if they Five years since, there was some speech of did not live among men, but in a wilderness by
marriage themselves. Hooker, Betwixt myself and her.
Sbakspeare. The courtesy of nations allows you my better, BE'VEL.] n. s. In masonry and joinery, in that you are the first-born. Shakspeare. Bevil. } a kind of square, one leg of
That ye thus hospitably live,
which is frequently crooked, according And makes e'en gods themselves your debtors. to the sweep of an arch or vault. It is
moveable on a point or centre, and so I have some gold and silver by me, and shall may be set to any angle. An angle be able to make a shift when many of my betters
that is not square, is called a bevil angle, arc starving.
whether it be more obtuse, or more BE'TTOR. 1. s. [from To bet.] One that lays bets or wagers.
acute, than a right angle. Builder's Dict. s observed a stranger among them of a gen
Their houses are very ill built, their walls bevil, teeler behaviour than ordinary; but, notwith: To Be'vel. v. a. (from the noun.] To
without one right angle in any apartment. Szifis standing he was a very fair bettor, nobody would take him up.
cut to a bevel angle. BEʻrty.n. s. (probably a cant word, sig
These rabbets are ground square; but the rabnifying an instrument which does what
bets on the groundsel are bevelled downwards,
that rain may the freelier fall off. Momon. is too often done by à maid within.] Bever. See BEAVER. An instrument to break open doors. BE'VERAGE. n. s. [from bevere, to drink,
Record the stratagems, the arduous exploits, and the nocturnal scalades, of needy heroes, de
Ital.] scribing the powerful betty, or the artful pick
1. Drink; liquor to be drank in general. lock.
am his cupbearer; BETWE'En. prep. [bezpeonan, bezpinan,
If from me he have wholesome beverage,
. Saxon ; from the original word opa,
Grains, pulses, and all sorts of fruits, either two.]
bread or beverage may be made almost of all. I. In the intermediate space.
Brown's Vulgar Errouri. What modes
A pleasant beverage he prepar'd before, Of smell, the headlong lioness between
Of wine and honey mix'd.
Dryden. And hound sagacious on the tainted green! Pope. The coarse lean gravel on the mountain sides 2. From one to another : noting inter- Scarce dewy bev’rage for the bees provides.
Dryden, He should think himself unhappy, if things 2. Beverage, or water cyder, is made by should go so between them, as he should not be putting the mure into a fat, adding able to acquit himself of ingratitude towards
water, as you desire it stronger or them both.
smaller. The water should stand forty3. Belonging to two in partnership.
eight hours on it, before you press it; I ask whether Castor and Pollux, with only one soul between them, which thinks and per
when it is pressed, tun it up immeceives in one what the other is never conscious
diately. of, are not two distinct persons ? Lucke. 3. A treat upon wearing a new suit of 4. Bearing relation to two.
clothes. If there be any discord or suits between them 4. A treat at first coming into a prison, and any of the family, they are compounded and called also garnish. appeased.
BE'vy. n. s. [beva, Ital.] Friendship requires, that it be betwveen two at least ; and there can be no friendship where
I. A fock of birds. there are not two friends.
South. 2. A company; an assembly. 5. Noting difference, or distinction of one And in the midst thereof, upon the floor, from the other.
A lovely bevy of fair ladies sat, Their natural constitutions put so wide a dif
Courted of many a jolly paramour. ference between some men, that art would never
They on the plain
Long had not walkid, when, from the tents, be
hold Children quickly distinguish between what is required of them, and what not. Locke,
A bevy of fair women.
Nor rode the nymph alone; 6. Between is properly used of two, and Around a bevy of bright damsels shone. Pepco
among of more ; but perhaps this ac- To Be w A'Il. v. a. (from wail.) To be curacy is not always preserved.
moan; to lament; to express sorrow
for. BETWI'XT. prep. [berpýx, Saxon. It has
In this city he the same signification with between, and
Hath widow'd and unchilded many a one; is indifferently used for it.]
Which to this hour bervail the injury. Sbaksp. 1. In the midst of two.
Yet wiser Ennius gave command to all Hard by, a cottage chimney smokes
His friends, not to bewail his funeral. From betavixt two aged oaks.
Milton. Methinks, like two black storms, on either I cannot but bewail as in their tirst principles, hand,
the miseries and calamities of our children. Our Spanish army and your Indians stand ; This only place bet vixt the clouds is clear. Dryd. To BEWA'll. v. n. To express grief.
If contradicting interest could be mixt, Nature herself has cast a bar betwixt. Dryden.
Thou scarlet sin, robb’d this bewailing land 2. From one to another.
Of noble Buckingham, my father-in-low. Shake
Sir Febr Derbas
Old fond eyes,
To Bewa're, v.n. (from be and ware, BewI'TCHERY. N. so [from bewitch.] Fas
or wary, that is, cautious: thus, in an cination; charm; resistless prevalence. old treatise, I have found be ye ware. There is a certain bewitchery, or fascination, See Wary. Le parian, Saxon ; warer,
in words, which makes themoperate with a force Danish.] :
beyond what we can give an account of. South,
BEWITCHMENT. n. s. [from bewitch.] 1. To regard with caution; to be suspi. cious of danger from: generally the
Fascination ; power of charming.
I will counterfeit the bewitchment of some poparticle of goes before the thing which
pular man, and give it bountifully to the deexcites caution.
Shakspeare. You must bezware of drawing, or painting To BEWRAPY. v. a. (pengan, be prezan, clouds, winds, and thunder, towards the bottom
Saxon.] of your piece.
Dryden. Every one ought to be very careful to beware
1. To betray; to discover perfidiously. what he admits for a principle.
Fair feeling words he wisely 'gan display, Warn'd by the sylph, oh pious maid, beware!
And, for her humour fitting purpose, fain This to disclose is all thy guardian can;
Totempt the cause itselffor to betray. F. Queen. Beware of all, but most beware of man. Pope. 2. To show; to make visible: this word 2. It is observable, that it is only used in
is now little in use. such forms of speech as admit the word She saw a pretty blush in Philodea's cheeks
Sidney. be : thus we say, he may beware, let him
bewray a modest discontentment.
Men do sometimes bewray that by deeds, beware, he will beware; but not he did
which to confess they are hardly drawn. Hooker. beware, or he has been ware.
Next look on him that seems for counsel fit, TO BEWE'EP. v. a. (from weep.] Toweep Whose silver locks bewray his store of days. over or upon; to bedew with tears.
BEWRA'YER. N. s. [from bewray.] BeBeweep this cause again, I'll pluck ye out, trayer; discoverer; divulger. And cast you, with the waters that you lose, When a friend is turned into an enemy, and To temper clay.
Sbakspeare. a bewrayer of secrets, the world is just enough Larded all with sweet flowers,
to accuse the perfidiousness of the friend. Which bervept to the grave did go
Addison, With true love showers. Shakspeare. Beyo'nd. prep. [begeond, begeondan, To BEWE't.'v. a. [from wet.) To wet;
Saxon.] to moisten ; to bedew ; to water.
1. Before ; at a distance not yet reached. His napkin, with his true tears all bewet,
What's fame? a fancy'd life in others breath ; Can do no service on her sorrowful cheeks.
A thing beyond us, ev’n before our death:
Just what you hear, you have.
2: On the further side of. lose in pathless places; to confound for Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou should'st want of a plain road ; to perplex; to say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring entangle; to puzzle.
it unto us?
Deuteronomy. We parted thus; 1 homeward sped my way,
Now we are on land, we are but between Bewild:r'd in the wood till dawn of day. Dryd. death and life ; for we are beyond the old world We no solution of our question find;
and the new
Bacon. Your words bervilder, nor direct the mind.
We cannotthink men beyond sea will
He that sees a dark and shady grove, Addison. Stays not, but looks beyard it on the sky.'Herbert
. It is good sometimes to lose and bewilder our- 4. Past; out of the reach of. selves in such studies.
Beyond the infinite and boundless reach To Bewi'rch. v. a. [from witcb.]
Of mercy, if thou didst this deed of death, 1. To injure by witchcraft, or fascination, Art thou damn'd, Hubert. Shakspeare,
Yet these declare or charms. Look how I am bewitcb'd; behold, mine arm
Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow'r divine.
Milton. Is, like a blasted sapling, wither'd up. Sbaksp I have forsworn bis company hourly this
The just, wise, and good God, neither does
nor can require of man any thing that is impostwenty years, and yet I am bewitibed with the rogue's company. 'If the rascal has not given sible, or naturally beyond his power to do. South.
Consider the situation of our earth; it is me medicines to make me love him, I'll be hang'd!
placed so conveniently, that plants Hourish, and My tlocks are free from love, yet look so thin:
animals live : this is matter of fact, and beWhat magick has bewitch'd the woolly dams,
yond all dispute.
Bentley. And what ill eyes beheld the tender lambs?
s. Above; proceeding to a greater degree Dryden.
than. 2. To charm ; to please to such a degree,
Timotheus was a man both in power, ricles, as to take away the power of resistance. parentage, goodness, and love of his people, Doth éven beauty beautify,
beyond any of the great men of my country, And most bezvitch the wretched ere. Sidney.
Sidney The charms of poctry our souls bewitch ;
One thing, in this enormous accident, is,'I The curse of writing is an endless itch. Dryden. must confess, to me beyond all wonder. Wotiin.
I do not know, by the character that is given To his expences, borond his income, add den of her works, whether it is not for the bencht of bauchery,idleness, and quarrels amongst hissermankind that they were lost; they were filled vants, whereby his manufactures are disturbed, with such bewitching tenderness and rapture,
and his business neglected.
l.cske. that it might have been dangerous to have given As far as they carry conviction to any man's them a reading.
understanding, my labour may be of use: beyond To Bi'As. v. a. (from the noun.) To the evidence it carries with it, I advise him not
incline to some side; to balance one to follow any man's interpretation.
Locke. 6. Above in excellence.
way; to prejudice.
Were I in no more danger to be misled by is. His satires are incomparably beyond Juvenal's,
norance, than I am to be biassed by interest, I if to laugh and rally is to be preferred to railing
might give a very perfect account. Lecke. and declaiming.
A desire leaning to either side, biasses the 7. Remote from; not within the sphere of.
judgment strangely: by indifference for every With equal mind what happens, let us bear; thing but truth, you will be excited to examine. Norjoy, nor grieve, too much for things beyond
Watts. Dryden's Fables. Bi'as, adv. It seems to be used adver8. To go beyond, is to deceive; to circum
binlly in the following passage, convent.
formably to the French mettre un chose She made earnest benefit of his jest, forcing him to do her such services, as were both cum
de biais, to give any thing a wrong inbersome and costly; while he still thought he
terpretation. went beyond her, because his heart did not com
Every action that hath gone before, mit the idolatry.
Whereof we have record, trial did draw, That no man go beyond, and defraud his bro- Bias and thwart, not answering the aim. Sbals. ther in any matter.
1 Thessalonians. In the following passage it seems to B'ZEL. I nos. That part of a ring in be an adjective. Swelled, as the bowl Be'zil. ) which the stone is fixed.
on the biassed side. This is not used. BE'ZOAR. n. s. [from pa, against, and
Blow till thy bias cheek zahar, poison, Persick.] A stone, for
Outswell the cholic of puft Aquilon. Sbakspeare merly in high esteem as an antidote, and BiB. n. s. A small piece of linen put upon
the breasts of children over their clothes. brought from the East Indies, where it
I would fain know, why it should not be as is said to be found in the dung of an ani
noble a task to write upon a bib and hanging mal called pazan; the stone being form
sleeves, as on the bulla and prætexta. Aldisos. ed in its belly, and growing to the size To BIB. v. 1. [bibs, Lat.) To tipple; of an acorn, and sometimes to that of a to sip; to drink frequently, pigeon's egg. Its formation is now He playeth with bibbing mother Merë, as supposed to be fabulous. The name is though so named, because she would drink niere
wine without water.
Candex. applied to several chymical compositions, designed for antidotes; as mineral,
To appease a froward child, they gave him
drink as often as he cried; so that he was consolar, and jovial bezoars.
stantly bibbing, and drank more in twenty-four Savary. Chambers. hours than I did.
Lots BEZO A'R DICK. n. s. [from bezoar.] A BiBa'cious. adj. [bitax, Lat.] Addicted medicine compounded with bezoar. to drinking
Dict. The bezoardicks are necessary to promote BiBA'CITY. n. s. [bibacilas, Lat.] The sweat, and drive forth the putrified particles.
quality of drinking much. BIA'NGULATED. adj. [from binus and
Bi'BBER. 1. s. [from To bib.] A tippler ; BIA?N GU LOU S.
a man that drinks often. ing two corners or angles.
Bi'BLE. 1.5. [from Božov, a book; called, BI'AS. n. s. [binis, Fr. said to come from
by way of excellence, The Book.] The
sacred volume in which are contained bibay, an old Gaulish word, signifying
the revelations of God. cross or thwart.)
If we pass from the apostolick to the next ages 1. The weight lodged on one side of a
of the church, the primitive christians looked on bowl, which turns it from the straight their bibles as their most important treasure. line.
Governinent of the Tay. Madam, we'll play at bowls.
Weinust take heed how we accustom ourselves -"Twill make me think the world is full of rubs, to a slight and irreverent use of the name of
And that my fortune runs against the bias. Shak. God, ind of the phrases and expressions of the 2. Any thing which turns a man to a par- holy bible, which ought not to be applied upos
every slight occasion.
Tillstsas. ticular course, or gives the direction to bis measures.
In questions of natural religion, we should
confirm and improve, or connect our reasonings You have been mistook ;
by the divine assistance of the bibl. Bust nature to her bias drew in that. Shakspeare. BIBLIO'GRAPHEK. n. s. [from Beds, and
This is that boasted bias of thy mind, By which one way to dulness 't is inclin'd. Dryd. genesin, to write.] A man skilled in li
Morality influences men's lives, and gives a terary history, and in the knowledge of bias to all their actions. Locke. books; a transcriber.
Dict. Wit and humour, that expose vice and folly, BIBLIOTHECAL, adj. (from bibliothera, furnish useful diversions. Raillery, under such
Lat.] Belonging to a library. Dict. regulations, unbends the mind from severer contemplations, without throwing it off from its Bi'BULOUS, adj. [bibulus, Lat.] That has
Addison's Freebolder. the quality of drinking moisture; Thus nature gives us, let it check our pride, The virtue nearest to our vice ally'd;
spuingy: Reason the bias turns to good or ill.
Strow'd bibulous above, I see the sands,
Popc. The pebbly gravel next, and gutter'd rocks. 3. Propension ; inclination.
As for the religion of our poet, he seems to BIC A'PSULAR. odj. [bicapsularis, Lat.) have some little bias towards the opinions of Wickliff,
Having the seed vessel divided into two parts.