A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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AMPHIBIOUS. adj. [*** and £32.] 1. That partakes of two natures, so as to live in
two elements; as in air and water. A creature of amphibious nature, On land a
beast, a fish in water. Hudibrar. Those are called amphibious, which live freely in
—Then live; Macduff, what need I fear of thee? But yet I'll make assurance double
sure, And take a bond of fate: thou shalt not live. Shakspeare. I must confess your
offer is the best: And, let your father make her the assurance, She is your own, ...
To live. Let him breathe, between the heav'ns and earth, A private man in Athens.
Shakspeare. 3. To take breath ; to rest. He presently followed the victory so hot
upon the Scots, that he suffered them not to breatie, or gather themselves ...
Rowe. How shall we then wish, that it might be allowed us to live over our lives
again, in order to fill every minute of them with charitable of fices! Atterbury.
Health to himself, and to his infants bread, The ab'rer bears: what his hard heart
My life thou shalt command, but not my shame: The one my duty owes; but my fair
name, Pespite of death, that lives upon my ... I, his despiteful Julio, sent him forth
From courtly friends with camping foes to live, Where death and danger dog the ...
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