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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Meanmess of mind; want of spirit; servility; baseness - That this should be termed
baseness, abjection of mind, or servility, is it credible? }. The just medium lies
betwixt pride and atjection, the two extremes. L'Estrange. A'B). Ect LY. adv.
The delight which men have in popularity, fame, submission, and subjection of
other men's minds, seemethto be a thing, ... I recollect in my mind the discourses
which have passed between us, and call to mind a thousand agreeable remarks
Publick arguing of serves not only to exasperate the minds, but to whet the vits of
hereticks. 19ecay of Piety: ... It argues distemper of the mind as well as of body,
when a man is continuhlly tossing from one side to the other. South. This argue, a
Our common prints would clear up their understandings, and animate their minds
with virtue. ... he will revert to his customs: but he that clearett by degrees,
induceth a habit of frugality, and gaineth as well upon his mind as upon his estate
Co's plicate, cd}. [from the verb.] Compounded of a multiplicity of parts. ** What
pleasure would felicitäte his spirit, if he * could grasp all in a survey, as a painter
runs over a cerplicate piece wrought by Titian or Raphael! • Watts on the Mind.
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