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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Of some forms of composition, such as that by which re is prefixed to note
repetition, and un to signify contrariety or privation, all the examples cannot be
accumulated, because the use of these particles, if not wholly arbitrary, is so little
Privation or contrariety is very often denoted by the particle un prefixed to many
adjectives, or in before words derived ... indiscreet, the inseparable particles un
and in have fallen into confusion, from which it is not easy to disentangle them.
It is sometimes used with the particle or. - I will appease him with the present that
goeth before me, and afterward I will see his face; peradventure he will accept of
me. Genesis: Accept Abi'll ty. m. s. The quality of being acceptable.
It requires the particle of before the subject of accusation. He stripp'd the bears-
foot of its leafy growth; And, calling western winds, accus'd the spring of sloth.
Dryden's Pirgil. The professors are accused of all the ill practices which may
seem to ...
being composed of pointed particles, affect the taste in a sharp and piercing
manner. The common way of trying, whether * particular liquor hath in it any
particles of this kind, is by mixing it with syrup of violets, when it will turn of a red
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