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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The shades of meaning sometimes pass imperceptibly into each other; so that
though on one side they apparently differ, yet it is impossible to mark the point of
contact. Ideas of the same race, though not exactly alike, are sometimes so little ...
Ou is sometimes pronounced like o soft, as court; sometimes like o short, as
coogh; sometimes like u close, as could; or u open, as roogh, tough ; which use
only can teach. Cu is frequently used in the last syllable of words which in Latin
end in ...
G8, in the beginning of a word, has the and sometimes at the end, it is quite silent
, as though, right, sought, spoken tho', rite, soute. It has often at the end the sound
of f, as laugh, whence laughter retains the same sound in the middle, cough, ...
In this inquiry I shall sometimes copy Dr. Wallis, and sometimes endeavour to
supply his defects, and rectify his errouns, - - Nouns are derived from verbs. The
thing implied in the verb, as done or produced, is commonly either the present of
... a person, is seldom used otherwise thin ludicrously ; as, he longed to be at him
, that is, to attack him. 6, 4t, before a substantive, sometimes signifies the
particular condition or circumstances of the person; as, at peace, in a state of
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