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SEEMINGLY. adv. [from seeming.) In Caught, like dry stubble fir'd, or like serye
wood; appearance ; in show; in semblance.
Yet from the wound ensu'd no purple flood, To this her mother's plot,
But look'd a bubbling mass of frying blood. She, seemingly obedient, likewise hath Made promise to the doctor. Sbakspeare.
Dryden, They to their viands fell, not seemingly,
SEE's Aw. n. s. [from saw.] A reciproThe angels, nor in mist.
Miltors. cating motion. I have touched upon them, though seemingly His wit all seesaw, between that and this; collateral to my scope; and yet I think they are Now high, now low, now master up, now miss, more than seemingly since they pertinently
And he himself ane vile antithesis. Pope. illustrate my design.
Glanville. To SLE'S AW. v. n. (from saw.] To move The city dame was so well bred, as seemingly with a reciprocating motion. to take all in good part.
L'Estrange. Sometimes they were like to pull John over, The king and haughty empress, to our wonder, then it went all of a sudden again on John's side; If not aton'd, yet scemingly at peace. Dryden.
so they went seesuwing up and down, from one This the father seemingly complied with; but end of the room to the other. Arbutbrot. afterwards refusing, the son was likewise set
TO SEETH. v. a. preterit I sod or seethed; aside.
Addison, They depend often on remote and seemingly
part. pass. sodden. [reodan, Sax, soiden, disproportioned causes.
Dutch.] To boil; to decoct in hot SEE'MINGNESS. n. s. [from seeming.)
liquor. Plausibility; fair appearance.
The Scythians used to seeth the flesh in the
hide, and so do the northern Irish. The seemingness of those reasons persuades us
Spenser. on the other side.
Till the high fever seeth your blood to froth, SEI'MLINESS. n. s. [from seemly.] De
And so 'scape hanging.
Sbakspeare. cency; handsomeness ; comeliness ;
Set on the great pot, and seetb pottage for the grace; beanty:
sons of the prophets.
2 Kings When substancialness combineth with delight. To SEETH. v.n. To be in a state of ebulfulness, secinliness with portliness, and currentness with stayedness, how can the language sound lition ; to be hot. other than full of sweetness?
The boiling baths at Cairbadon, SEE MLY. adj. (soommeligt, Danish; from
Which sectb with secret fire eternally,
And in their entrails, full of quick brimston, soome, Islandick, honour or decency.]
Nourish the flames which they are warm'd upon. Decent; becoming ; proper; fit.
Fairy Queen. Suspense of judgment and exercise of charity
I will make a complimental assault upon him; were safer and seeinlier for christian men, than
for my business seeths.
Sbakspeare. the hot pursuit of these controversies. Hooker.
Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, I am a woman, lacking wit
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend To make a seemly answer to such persons. Sbaks. More than cool reason ever comprehends. Skak. The wife
The priest's servant came, while the Aesh was Safest and seemliest by her husband stays. Milt.
in sectbing, with a flesh-hook, and stuck it into May we enjoy
1 Samuel. Our humid products, and with seemly draughts Enkindle mirth and hospitable love. Philips. SEEʼTHER. n. s. [from secth.) A boiler;
a pot. SEE MLY. adv. [from the adjective. ] In a
The fire thus form’d, she sets the kettle on; decent manner; in a proper manner.
Like burnish'd gold the little sectber shone. There, seemly ranged in peaceful order, stood Ulysses' arms, now long disus'd to blood. Pope. SE'GMENT. n. s. (segment, Fr. seginentum,
Dryden SEEN. adj. [from spe.] Skilled ; versed.
Latin.] A figure contained between a Petruchio shall offer me, disguis'd in sober
chord and an arch of the circle, or so robes, To old Baptista, as a schoolmaster
much of the circle as is cut off by that Well seen in musick.
chord. Noble Boyle, not less in nature seeni,
Unto a parallel sphere, and such as live under Than his great brother read in states and men. the poles for half a year, some segments may ap
Dryden. pear at any time, and under any quarter, the sun SE'ER. n. s. [from see.]
not setting, but walking round. Brown, 1. One who sees.
Their segments or arcs, which appeared so nu.
merous, for the most part exceeded not the third We are in topes that you may prove a dreamer of dreams, and a seer of visions.
part of a circle. 2. A prophet; one who foresecs future - SE'GNITY. n. s. [from segnis, Lat.) Slugevents,
gishness; inactivity. .
Dict. How soon hath thy prediction, seer blest! TO SE'GREGATE. v. a. [segrego, Lat. Measur'd this gransient world the race of time,
segreger, French.) To set apart ; to seTill time stand fix'd.
parate from others. By day your frighted seers Shall call for fountains to express their tears,
SEGREGA'TION. n. s. [segregation, Fr. And wish their eyes were floods: by night from
from segregate.] Separation from others. dreams
What shall we hear of this? Of opening gulphs, black storms, and raging A segregation of the Turkish fleet; flames,
For do but stand upon the foaming shore, Starting amaz'd, shall to the people show
The chiding billows seem to pelt the clouds. Emblems of heav'nly wrath, and mystick types
Sbakspeare. of woe.
Prior. SE'JANT. adj. [In heraldry:] Sitting: SEE'R WOOD. n. s. See SEARWOOD. Dry SEIGNEU'Ral. adj. (from seigrior. ] Inwood,
vested with large powers; independent.
Those lands were seigneurial. Temple. There grimly smil'd, pleas'd with the beauteous SEIGNIOR. n. s. [from senior, Latin; prize, seigneur, French.) A lord. The title of Nor envied Jove his sunshine and his skies.
Addisor. honour given by Italians.
To SEIZE. v. n. To fix the grasp or the SE'IGNIORY. 17. s. (seigneurie, Fr. from
power on any thing seizrior.) A lordship; a territory.
Furest Cordelia, O'Neal never had any reigniory over that Thee and thy virtues here I seize upon: country, but what by encroachaient he got upon Be 't lawful I take up what is case avay? Staks. the Enviisb.
Spenser. Where there is a design of supplanting, that Were you not restor'd
necessarily requires another of accusing: even To all the duke of Nortolk's seigniories?
Jezebel projects not to seize cn laboth's vine.
Sbakspeare. yard without a precedent charge. Deo. of Piely. Hosea, in the person of God, sayeth of the SE'IZIN. n. s. (saisine, French.] Jews, they have reigned, but not by me; they
1. [In law.] Is of two soits: seisin in fact, have set a seigniory or themselves: vnicai į lace proveth plainly, that there are governments
and seisin in law. Scisin in fact, is when which God doth not avow.
Bacon. a corporal possession is taken : seisin in William, earl of Pembroke, being lord of all law, is when something is done which Leinster, had royal jurisdiction throughout that the law accounteth a seisin, as an enrolprovince, and every one of his five sons enjoyed
ment. This is as much as a right to that seigniory successively.
lands and tenements, though the owner SE'IGNORAGE.n.s. (seigneuriage, French; be by wrong disseized of thein. Cowell,
from seignior.] Authority; acknowledg. 2. The act of taking po session. ment of power.
Every indulged sin gives Sutan livery and seisin They brought work to the mint, and a part of of his heart, and a power to dispose of it as he the money coined to the crown for seignorage.
Decay of Piety. Locke. Seisin is the same, in the canon law, as livery
and seisin at the common law. TO SE'IGNORISE. v. a. [from seignior.]
The things posse sed. To lord over.
Many recoveries were had, as well by heirs as As fair he was as Cytherea's make,
successors, of the seizin of their predecessors. As proud as he that seignorisetb hell. Fairfax.
Hale, SEINE. n. s. [rezno, Saxon ; seine, senne,
SE'IZURE. n. s. [from seize.] seme, Fr.] A net used in fishing. 1. The act of seizing.
They have cock-boats for passengers, and seine 2. The thing reized. boats for taking of pilchards.
Carew, S.fficient that thy sray’rs are heard, and death, SE'INER. n. s. [from seine ] A fisher with Then due by sentence when thou didst transa
Defeated of his seisure, many days Seiners complain, with open mouth, that these
Giy'n thee of zrace.
Milton. drovers work much prejudice to the commonwealth of tishermen, and reap small gain to
3. The act of taking forcible possessi n. themscives.
Thy lands, and all things that thou dost call
thine, T. SEIZE. v. a. (saisir, French.]
Worth seizure, do we seize into our hands. 1. To take hold of; to gripe; to grasp.
baksf eare. Then as a tiger, who by chance hath spy'd,
In the general town he maintaincd a seizure, In some purlieu, two gentle fawns at play,
and possession of the whole.
W'ctton. Straight couches close, then rising changes oft Henry continued to buria protestants, after he Hiscouchant watch, as one who chose his ground, had Cost off the popc; and his seizi re of ecclesiWhence rushing he might surest scize them both, asrical revenues cannot be reckoned as a mark Both griped in each paw.
Swift. 2. To take possession of by force. 4. Gripe ; possession. At last they seize
And shallthese hands, so lately purgid of blood, The scepter, and regard not David's sons. Milt. Unyoke this seizure, and this kind regret? 3. To take possession of; to lay hold on;
Sbakspeare. to invade suddenly.
Make o'er thy honour by a deed of trust, In her sad breast the prince's fortunes roll,
And give me seizure of the mighty wealth. And hope and doubt alternate scize her soul.
3. Catch. To take forcible possession of by law.
Let there be no sudden seizure of a lapsed syllable, to play upon it.
Watts. Anescheator of London had arrested a clothier that was outlawed, and seized his gouds. Camden. SE’LCOUTH. adj. [rels, rare, Sax, and
It was judged by the highest kind of judgment, couth, known.] Rarely known ; uncom. that he should be banished, and his whole estate mon : Spenser. The same with uncouth. confiscated and seized, and his houses pulled SE'LDOM. adv. [reldan, rarely; seldon, down,
more rarcly; seldort, most rarely. s. To make possessed ; to put in posses Eeldan is supposed to be contracted ision of.
from reldæn, or seld, rare, and hpanne, So th’one for wrong, the otherstrives for right: As when a griffin, seized of his prey,
when, Saxon; selden, Dutch ; seltan, A dragon fierce encount'reth in his flight,
German.] Rarely; not often; not free Through wildest air making his idle way. quently.
Fairy Qucen. Wisuom and youth are seldom joined in one; So Pluto, seiz'd of Proserpine, convey'd and the ordinary course of the world is more ac To bell's tremendous gloom ti'affrighted maid, cording to Job's observation, who giveth men
advice to seek wisdom amongst the ancients, and is always added when they are used rein the length of days understanding. Hooker.
ciprocally, or return upon themselves : There is true joy conveyed to the heart by preventing grace, which pardoning grace seldom
as, I did not hurt him, he hurt himself; gives.
Soutb. the people biss me, but I clap myself; Where the fight of fancy is managed with thou lovest thyself, though the world good judgment, the seldomer'it is seen it is the
scorns thee. more valuable.
They cast to build a city, SE'LDOMNE»5, n. s. [from seldom.] Un And get themselves a name.
Miltona commonness; infrequency; rareness ;
He permits rarity. Liitle used.
Within himself unworthy pow’rs to reign
Milton. Degrees of well-doing there could be none, ex. copt perhaps in the seldomness and oftenness of
Self is that conscious thinking thing, which is doing well.
sensible or conscious of pleasure and pain, capa. Hooker.
ble of happiness and misery, and so is concerned SE'LDSHOWN. adj. [seld and shown.] Sel. for itself, as far as that consciousness extends. dom exbibited to view.
Locke. Seldsbown flamins
3. It is sometimes used emphatically in the Do press among the popular throngs. Sbaksp. nominative case : as, myself will decide TO SELE'CT. v. a. [selectus, Latin.] To it; I myself will come ; himself shall
choose in preference to others rejected. revenge it. This use of self, thus com
The foormen, selected out of all the provinces, pounded, without the pronoun personal, were réatiy diminished, being now scarce eight is chiefly poetical. thousand strong
4. Compounded with him, a pronoun subThe pious chief A hundred youths from all his train selects.
stantive, self is in appearance an adjecDryden.
tive : joined to my, thy, cur, your, proSELE'ct. adj. (from the verb.] Nicely noun adjectives, it seems a substantive. chosen; choice; culled out on account
Even when compounded with him it is of superiour excellence.
at last found to be a substantive, by its To the nuptial bow'r
variation in the plural, contrary to the I led her, blushing like the morn: all heav'n, nature of English adjectives, as himself, And happy constellations, on that hour
themselves. Shed their selectest influence.
No more be mention'd then of violence
Against ourselves, or wilful barrenness. Milton.
5. Myself, himself, themselves, and the rest, SELECTION. n. s. (selectio, Latin; from
may, contrary to the analogy of my, select.] The act of culling or choosing ; bim, them, be used as nominatives. choice. While we single out several dishes, and reject 6. It often adds only emphasis and force
to the pronoun with which it is comothers, the selection seems but arbitrary. Brown.
pounded : as, he did it hinself. SELE'CTNESS, 1. s. [from select.] The
A horse well bitted which bimself did dress. state of being select.
Dryden. SELE'CTOR. n. s. [from select.] He who And touch'd with miseries myself have known, selects.
I learn to pity woes so like my own. Dryden. SELENOG R A'PHICAL. adj. [selenogra- 7. It signifies the individual, as subject to SELENOG RA'Thick. I phique, French;
his own contemplation or action. from selenography.) Belonging to seleno
The spark of noble courage now awake,
And strive your excellent self to excel. F. Queen. graphy,
Next to the knowledge of God, this knowSELE'NOGRAPHY. n. s. [selenographie, Fr. ledge of our selves seems most worthy of our Gilson and ypópw.] A description of the endeavour.
Since consciousness always accompanies thinkHevelius, in his accurate selenography, or de
ing, and it is that that makes every one to be scription of the moon, hath well translated the what he calls self, and thereby distinguishes himknown appellations of regions, seas, and moun
self from all other thinking things; in this alone tains, unto the parts of that luminary. Brown'. consists personal identity, i. e. the sameness of a SELF. pronoun; plur. selves (silba, Goth
· It is by the consciousness it has of its present ick; ryli, sylfa, Saxon; self, selve,
thoughts and actions, that it is self to it self now, Dutch.]
and so will be the same self, as far as the same I. Its primary signification seems to be consciousness can extend to actions past or to that of an adjective. Very ; particular ;
Locke. thisabove others; sometimes, one's own.
The fondness we have for self, and the relae Shoot an arrow that self way
tion which other things have to our selves, furWhich you did shoot the first. Sbakspeare.
nishes another long rank of prejudices. Watts, The cruel ministers, by self and violent hands, 8. It is much used in composition, which Took off her life.
Sbakspeare. it is proper to explain by a train of On these self hills the air is so thin, that it is examples. It is to be observed, that its not sufficient to bear up the body of a bird.
composition in Shakspeare is often harsh.
Then held she her tongue, and cast down a At that self moment enters Palamon The gate of Venus.
self-accusing look, finding that in herself she had
shot out of the bow of her affection a more 3. It is united both to the personal pro, quick opening of her mind than she minded to pouns, and to the neutral pronoun it, and have done.
Alas! while we are wrapt in foggy mist of our self-love, so passions do deceive, We think they hurt when most they do assist.
Sidney. Till Strephon's plaining voice him nearer drew, Where by his words his self-like case he knew.
Sidney. Ah! where was first that cruel cunning found, To frame of earth a vessel of the mind, Where it should be to self-destruction bound?
Sidney. Before the door sat self-consuming Care, Day and night keeping wary watch and ward.
Fairy Queen. My strange and self-abuse Is the initiate fear that wants hard use. Shaksp.
I have heard so much, And with Demetrius thought t' have spoke
thereof; But being over-full of self-affairs, My mind did lose it.
Sbakspeare. Nor know I aught By me that's said or done amiss this night, Unless self-charity be sometimes a vice, And to defend ourselves it be a sin, When violence assails us.
Shakspeare. He walks, and that self-chain about his neck, Which he forswore.
His treasons will sit blushing in his face,
Sbakspeare. I'm made of that self-metal as my sister, And prize me at her worth.
Sbalspeare. In my school-days, when I had lost one shaft, I shot his fellow of the self-same flight The self-same way, with inore advised watch, To find the other forth.
Sbakspeare. He may do some good on her: A peevish self-willed harlotry it is. Sbakspeare.
But lest myself be guilty of self-wrong, I 'll stop mine ears against the mermaid's song.
Sbakspeare. He conjunct, and flatt'ring his displeasure, Tripe me behind: being down, insulted, rail'd, Got praises of the king, For bim attempting who was self-subdu’d. Sbak.
The Everlasting fixt His canon 'gainst self-slaughter. Sbakspeare.
Know if his last purpose hold, Or wht iher since he is advis'd by aught To change the course. He's full of alteration, And self-reproving.
Sbakspeare. More nor less to others paying, Than by sef-offences weighing: Shame to him whose cruel striking Kills for faults of his own liking! Sbakspeare.
Bellona's bridegroom, lapt in proof, Confronted him with self-caparisons, Point against point.
Sbakspeare. Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin As self-neglecting
Sbakspeare. Anger is like A full hot horse, who, being allow'd his way, Self-mettle tires him.
Sbakspeare. His lords desire him to have borne His bruised helmet and his bended sword Before him though the city; he forbids it, Being free from vainness and self-glorious pride,
Sbakspears. You promis'd To lay aside self-harming heaviness, And entertain a cheerful disposition. Sbaksp.
In their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall. Genesis.
The most ordinary cause of a single life is li
bæty, especially in certain self-pleasing and humorous minds, which are so sensible of every restraint as to think their girdles and garters to be bonds and shackles.
Bacon. Hast thou set up nothing in competition with God; no pride, profit, self-love, or self-interest of thy own?
If any can be soft to tyranny,
Cresbaw. With a joyful willingness these self-loving reformers took possession of all vacant preferments, and with reluctatce others parted with their beloved colleges and subsistence. Walton,
Repent the sin; but if the punishment Thou canst avoid, self-preservation bids. Milt.
Him fast sleeping soon he found,
Oft times nothing profits more
So virtue giv'n for lost,
In th’ Arabian woods embost,
And lay ere while a holocaust, From out her ashy womb now teem'd. Millon,
He sorrows now, repents, and prays contrite, My motions in lim; longer than they move, His heart I know how variable and vain, Self-left.
Milton. Seneca approves this self-homicide. Hakeroill.
Thyself from fiart'ring self-conceit defend, Nor what thou dost not know, to know pretend.
Farewell, my tears;
Denben. They are yet more mad to think that men may rest by death, though they die in self-mur. der, the greatest sin.
Graunt. Are not these strange self-delusions, and yet attested by common experience ? South,
If the image of God is only sovereignty, certainly we have been hitherto much mistaken, and hereafter are to beware of making ourselves unlike God, by too much se!f-denial and humi: , lity:
Joutb. If a man would have a devout, humble, sin- . abr.orring, self-denying, frame of spirit, he cannot take a more efficacious course to obtain it than by praying himself into it.
South Let a man apply himself to the difficult work of self-examination, by a strict scrutiny into the whole estate of his soul.
South. A fatal self-impasture, such as defeats the doo sign, and destroys the force, of all religion. Soutb.
When he intends to bereave the world of an illustrious person, he may cast him upon a bold self-opinioned physician, worse than his distema per, who shall make a shift to cure him into his grave.
Soutb. Neglect of friends can never be proved raa tional, till we prove the person using it omnipo tent and self-sutticient, and such as can never need any mortal assistance.
South, By all human laws, as well as divine, selfmurder has ever been agreed on as the greatest crime.
Tempie. A self-conceited fop will swallow any thing.
From Atreus though your ancient lineage Light, which of all bodies is nearest allied to came,
spirit, is also most diffusive and self-communicaYet my self-conscious worth, your high renown,
Norris. Your kutue, through the neighb'ring nations Thus we see, in bodies, the more of kin they blown.
Dryden. are to spirit in subtilty and refinement, the more He has given you all the commendation which spreading are they and se!f-diffusive. Norris, his self-suthciency could afford to any. Dryden. God, who is an absolute spiritual act, and who Below yon sphere
is such a pure light as in which there is no dark There hangs the ball of earth and water mixt, ness, must needs be infinitely self-imparting and Sej-cenier'd and unmov'd. Dryden. communicative.
Norris, All these receive their birth from other things, Every animal is conscious of some individual, But from himself the phenix only springs; self-moving, self-determining, principle. Self-born, begutten by the parent flame
Pope and Arbuthnote In waicn ne burn’d, another and the same. Dryd. Nick does not pretend to be a gentleman: he The burning fire, that shone so bright,
is a tradesman, a self-seeking wretch. Arbuthnote Flew off all sudden with extinguish'd light,
By the blast of self-opinion mov'd, And left one altar dark, a little space,
We wish to charm, and seek to be belov'd. Prior, Which turn d self-kindled, and renew'd the Living and understanding substances do clearly blaze.
demonstrate to philosophical inquirers the necesa Thou first, О king! release the rights of sway; sary self-existence, power, wisdom, and benefiPow'r, self-restrain'd, the people best obey. Drzd. cence, of their Maker.
Bentley Eighteen and nineteen are equal to thirty-se If it can intrinsically stir itself, and either comven, by the same self-evidence that one and two mence or alter its course, it must have a princiare equal to three.
Locke. ple of self-activity, which is life and sense. A contradiction of what has been said is a
Bentley mark of yet greater pride and self-conceitedness, This desire of existence is a natural affection when we take upon us to set another right in of the soul; 't is se'j-preservation in the highest Locke. and truest meaning.
bentley I am as justly accountable for any action done The philosophers, and even the Epicureans, many years since, appropriated to me now by maintained the self-sufficiency of the Godhead, this self-consciousness, as I am for what I did and seldow or never sacriticed at all. Bentley the last moment.
Locke. Matter is not eudued with self-motion, nor Eacli intermediate idea agreeing on each side with a power to alter the course in which it is with those two, it is immediately placed between: put: it is merely passive, and must ever conthe ideas of men and self-determination appear tinue in that scate it is settled in. Cbeyniota to be connected.
Locke. I took not arms, till urg'd by self-defence, This self-existent being hath the power of per The eldest law of nature.
Rowe. fection, as well as of existence, in himself; for His labour and study would have shewn his he that is above, or existeth without, any cause, early mistakes, and cured him of self-Aattering that is, hath the power of existence in himself, delusions.
Waits cannot be without the power of any possible This is not to be done in a rash and self-suf
Grew. ficient manner; but with an humble dependance Body cannot be self-existent, because it is not on divine grace, while we walk among snares. sej-movent; for inution is not of the essence of
Watis. boty, because we may have a definitive concep The religion of Jesus, with all its self-denials, tion of body, abstracted from that of motion: virtues, and devotions, is very practicable. Watts. wherefore motion is something else besides body,
I heard in Crete this island's name; something without which body may be conceive For 't was in Crete, my native soil, I came ed to exist. Grew, Self-banish'd thence.
Pops. Confidence, as opposed to modesty, and di Achilles's courage is furious and untractable; stinguished from decent assurance, proceeds from that of Ajax is heavy and self-confiding. Popoo self-opinion, occasioned by ignorance or fattery. I doom, to fix the gallant ship,
Collier. A mark of vengeance on the sable deep; Bewilder'd, I my author cannot find,
To warn the thoughtless self-contiding train Til some first cause, some self-existent mind, No more unlicens'd thus to brave the main. Who form'd and rules all nature, is assign'd.
Pope. Blackmore. What is loose love? a transient gust, If a first body may to any place
A vapour fed from wild desire, Be not determind in the boundless space, A wand'ring self-consuming fire. T is plain it then may absent be from all,
In dubious thought the king awaits,
By mighty Jove's command,
Low nonsense is the talent of a cold phlegma For who self-mov'd with weary wing would sweep tick temper: a writer of this complexion gropes Such length of ocean?
Pope. his way softly amongst seif-contradiction, and They who reach Parnassus' lofty crown grovels in absurdities.
Addison. Employ their pains to spurn some others down; This fatal hypocrisy and self-deceit is taken And, while self-love each jealous writer rules, notice of in these words, Who can understand Contending wits become the sport of fools. Pope his errours? Cleanse thou me from secret faults. It may be thought that Ulysses here is too
Spectator. ostentatious, and that he dwells more than moThe guilt of perjury is so self-evident, that it desty allows upon his own accomplishments; but was always reckoned amongst the greatest crimes, self-praise is sometimes no fault. Broome. by those who were only governed by the light No wonder such a spirit, in such a situation, is of reason.
Addison. provoked beyond the regards of religion or selfSelf-sufficiency proceeds from inexperience. conviction.
Swift. Addison. Men had better own their ignorance, than
SE'LFHEAL. n. so [brunella, Lat.] A advance doctrines which are self-contradictory.
plant, the same with sanicle. Spectator. SE'LFISH. adj. [from self.) Attentive only