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 the event of this work, for which, having laboured it with so much applic: tion, I
cannot but have some degree of parental fondness, it is natural to form cor
jectures. Those who have been persuaded to think well of my design, will requi
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AGNA'tion. n.s. [from agnatus, Lat.] Descent from the same father, in a direct male
line, distinct from cognation, or consanguinity, which includes descendants from
females. AGNI'tion n.s.. [from agnitio, Lat.] Acknowledgment. To AGNI'ze.
To roll round; to put into a circular motion. Could solid orbs be accommodated to
pha-nomena; yet to ascribe each sphere an intelligence to circumvolve it, were †
† Glanv. C1R cum volu'TIon. n.s.. [circumvolutus, Lat.] 1. The act of rolling round.
There is consequently, upon this distinguishing Principle, an inward satisfaction
or disatisfact tion in the heart of every man, after good or evil. South. Co'ss Equ
Esr Ness.n.m. from consequent.] Regular connexion of propositions; consecution
DE for MA'Tion. m. s. [deformatio, Lat.] A defacing; a disfiguring. DEFo'RMED.
participial adj. Ugly; wanting natural beauty. De Fo'RMED ly, adv. [from deform.]
In an ugly manner. Defo'RMED Ness. n. . [from deformed.] Ugliness; a
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