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St. Jude observes, that the murmurers and templainers are the same who speak swelling words. Government of the Tongue. Philips is a cowplainer; and on this occasion I told lord Carteret, that complainers never succeed at court, though railers do. Swift. eo M P La'i N.T. n.s.. [complainte, French.] 1. Representation of pains or injuries; lamentation. I cannot find any cause of complaint, that good laws have so much been wanting unto us as we
... to them. Hooker's Dedication. . As for me, is my complains to man. job. Adam saw
Already in part, though hid in gloomiest shade, To sorrow abandon'd ; but worst felt within, - And in a troubled sea of passion toss'd, Thus to disburthen sought with sad complains. -- Milton. 2.The cause or subject of complaint; grief. The poverty of the clergy in England hathbeen the complaint of all who wish well to the ‘. - - wifi. 3. A malady; a disease. One, in a complaint of his bowels, was let blood till he had scarce any left, and was perfectly cured. Arbuthnot. 4. Remonstrance against; information against. ull of vexation, come I with complaint Against my child. Skok'pears. n evil strait this day I stand Before my judge; either to undergo Myself the total crime, or to accuse My other self, the partner of my life: wo. failing, while her faith to me remains, I should conceal, and not expose to blame By my complaint; but strict necessity Subdues me, and calamitous constraint. Milton. Against the goddess these *f; he made. - ~, Dryden's AEneid, CoMPLA is A'Nce. n.s.. [complaisance, Fr.] Civility; desire of pleasing; act of adulation. Her death is but in templaisance to her. Dryd. . You must also be industrious to discover the opinion of your enemies; for you may be assured, that they will give you no quarter, and allow nothing to complaiiance. Dryden's Dyresnoy. Fair Venus wept the sad disaster Of having lost her fav'rite dove: In complaitance Poor Cupid mourn'd ; . . His grief reliev'd his mother's pain. Prior. COMPLAISA'NT. adj.[complaitant, Fr.] Civil ; desirous to please. There are to whom my satire seems too bold; Scarce to wise Peter complaitant enough, And something said of Chartres much too rough. • * * Joope. CoMPLAISA/NTLY. adv. [from complaisant.] Civilly; with desire to please; ceremoniously. In plenty starving, tantaliz'd in state, - And complaitantly help” to all I hate; ‘Freated, 3. and tir'd, I take my leave. 2. Pope. CoM plansA'NTN Ess. n. 1. [from conlaisant.] Civility; compliance. Dict. ‘To CoMPLA'N AT *, * v. a. from planus, To CoMPLA's E. Lat:1 To level; to reduce to a flat and even surface. The vertebra of the neck and bāsk-bone are made short and complanated, and firmly braced with muscles. -- - orburn. Comple/AT. See CoMPLETE.
1. Perfection; fulness; completion; com. pletement. Our custom is both to place it in the front of our prayers as a guide; and to add it in the end of some principal limbs or parts, as a complant which fully perfecteth whatsoever may be it. fective in the rest. Hochr, . . . They as they feasted had their fill, For a full complement of all their ill. Hub Till, For a complement of these blessings, they were enjoyed by the protection of a king of the mos ... harmless disposition, the most exemplary Pitts, the greatest sobriety, chastity, and *:::
The sensible nature, in its complement indi. tegrity, hath five exterior powers or faculties. - - - Hale'. Origin of Maslo. 2. Complete set; complete provision; to: full To...! number. The god of love himself inhabits there, With all his rage, and dread, and grief, and ot; His complement of stores, and total war. Prof. 3. Adscititious circumstances; appendago; parts not necessary, but ornamental; whence ceremony wascalled complement, now corrupted to compliment.
If the case permitteth not baptism to have to decent complements of baptism, better it were * enjoy the body without his furniture, thin so wit for this till the opportunity of tho, so which we desire it, be lost. Hoch", These, which have lastly sprung up, for * plements, rites, and ceremonies of churchaotio are in truth, for the greatest part, such to things, that very easiness doth make them ho to be disputed of in serious manner. A doleful case desires a doleful song, Without vain art or curious complement.Sooo. Garnish'd and deck'd in modest complists, Not working with the ear, but with the eye. Słabor. 4. [In geometry.] What remains of quadrant of a circle, or of ninety do grees, after any certain arch hath bro retrenched from it. 5. [In astronomy..] The distance of a to from the zenith. 6. CoM P L E MENT of the curtain, info fication, that part in the interiour so of it which makes the demigorge. 7. Arithmetical CoMP LEMENT of a Lo rithm, is what the logarithm war; . ICxoco, Coo. Clarkt. COMPLETE. adj. [completus, Lat.J. 1. Perfect; full; having no deficiences With us the reading of scripture so " our church liturgy, a special portion cio. vice which we do to God; and oct an exto spend the time, when one dothwait for no coming, till the assembly of them thro •rwards worship him be reoplets: Ho And ye are emplete in hia which is theo of all principality and power. Coko ... ...Then marvel not, thougreat and ero" That all the Greeks begin to wo. 4. Complete, having no degrees, coo properly admit more and most. If any disposition should appear toward, good a work, the assistance of the kgo” power would be necessary to make it ** plete. So 3. Finished; ended; concluded. This course of vanity almost werplott,
To Comple’re. v. a. [from the noun.] To perfect; to finish. Mr. Sanderson was completed master of arts. * -- . - Walton. Bred only and completed to the taste Of lustful appetence. Milton. Totown he comes, complete, the nation's hope, And heads the bold train-bands, and burns a pope. Pope. CoMo LE're Ly, adv. [from complete. J , Fully ; perfectly. - Then tell us how you can your bodies roll, Through space of matter so completely full? -- - Blackmore. Whatever person would aspire to be completely witty, smart, humourous, and polite, must bo. able to retain in his memory every single sentence contained in this work. - Swift, CoM PLETE.M. E.N.T. n. . [from completement, Fr.] The act of completing. . . Allow ine to give you, from the best authors, the origin, the antiquity,the growth, the change, and the completement, of satire among the Romans. - Dryden's Dedication to juvenal, CoM ple’re Ness. n. . [from complete.] Perfection; the state of being complete. Homo shoothoi. wisdom such a completeneur and inerrability as to exclude rmyself.
€oMPLE't so N. n.s.. [from complete.]" 1. Accomplishment; act of fulfilling; state of being fulfilled. There was a full entire harmony and consent of all the divine predictions, receiving their conpletion in Christ. South. 2. Utmost height; perfect state. He makes it the utmost completion of an ill character, to bear a malevolence to the best men. - Pope. co'MPLEX. } adj. [complexus, Latin.] CoM P LE'x E. D. Ş Composite; of many #. ; not simple ; including many particulars. To express complexed significations, they took a liberty to compound and piece together creatures of allowable forms into mixtures inexistent. Brown. Ideas made up of several simple ones, I call eamplex: such as beauty, gratitude, a man, the universe; which, though complicated of various simple ideas, or complex ideas made up of simple ones, yet are considered each by itself as one. J.ocke. A secondary essential mode, called a property, sometimes goes toward making up the essence of a complex being. Watts. With such perfection fram'd Is this complex stupendous schome of things. Thomron's Soring. co’M P L Ex. m. s. [from the adjective.] Complication ; collection. This parable of the wedding supper compreheads in it the whole complex of all the blessings and privileges exhibited by the gospel. South. Co M P L Ex E D N Ess. n.s.[from complexed.] Complication; involution of many particular parts in one integral; contrariety to simplicity; compound state or nature. From the complexedness of these moral ideas, there follows another inconvenience, that the mind cannot easily retain those precise combinations. --- Lacke. Coxyrie's ion. n.s. scomplexia, Lat.],
1. The inclosure or involution of one thing in another. Though the terms of propositions may be coralex; yet where the composition of the argument is plain, simple, and regular, it is properly called -a simple syllogism, since the rowplexien does not: belong to the syllogistick form of it. Watts.
»dw. • * * * * ~ * § judge by the corpoxion of the sky The state and inclination of the day. Shoof. What see you in tilose papers, that you love So much complexion *.*, St.or.ire's Henry YHe so takes on yonder, so rails against all ... married mankind, so curses all Eve's daughters, of what complexion soevel - Słakocarc. - Why doth not beauty then refine the wit, “And good complexion rectify the will? ... Davies. Niceness, though is renders them insignificant to great purposes, yet it polishes their complexion, and makes their spirits scein more vigorous. - -- Collier on Pride. If I write on a black man, I run over all the eminent persons of that cooplexion. Spectator. 3. The temperature of the body, according to the various proportions of the four medical humours." 'Tis ill, though different your complexions are, The family of heav'n for men should war. Drya. For from all tempers he could service draw; The worth of each, with its allay, he knew; And, as the confident of nature, saw How she complexion, did divide and brew. Dryd. The methods of providence, men of this coroplexion must be unfit for the contemplation of. * Bernet's Tocory of the Eartà. . . Let melancholy rule supreme, Choler preside, or blood, or phlegm, - It makes no diff'rence in the case, - Nor is complexion honour's place. S. CoM plex to N A L. adj. [from complexion.) Depending on the complexion or temperament of the body. Men and other animals receive different tinctures from complexional efflorescencies, and descend still lower as they partake of the fuliginous and denigrating humours. Brown. Ignorance, where it proceeds from early or complexional prejudices, will not wholly †: from favour of God. Pidies. CoM Plf": I on a LLY. adv. [from conflexion.] By complexion. * ~ An Indian king sent unto Alexander a fair woman, fed with poisons, either by converse or copulation complexionally to destroy him. Brown. Cox Ple'x1, Y. adv-ifrom complex.]. In a complex manner; not simply. CoM P LE's sess. n.s.[from complex.] The state of being complex. . . . . . CoM ple’KURE. m.s.. [from complex.] The involution or complication of one thing with others. - Cox Pli’AN cf. m. s. [from comply.] 1. The act of yielding to any desire or demand ; accord ; submission. I am far from excusing that compliance, for plenary consent it was not, to his destruction. King Charler. We are free from any necessary determination of our will to any particular action, and from a necessary compliance with our desire set upon any particular, and then appearing preferable, ood. . - Looks. Let the king meet compliance in your looks, A free and ready yielding to his wishes. Rowe. Tue actions to which the world solicits.c. * aroliance are sins, which forfeit eternal expectations. ogers. What compliances will remove dissension, while the liberty continues of professing what new opinions we please ? . Swift. 2. A disposition to yield to others; coinplaisance. He was a man of few words, and of great compliance; and usually delivered that as his opinion, which he foresaw would be grateful to the king. Clarendon. CoM P Li'ANT: adi, [from comply.] 1. Yielding : bending. -The coopliant boughs Yielded them. Milton's Paradire Lott. 2. Civil ; complaisant." To COMPLICATE. v. a. [complico, Latin.] 1. To entangle one with another; to join; to involve mutually. Though the particular actions of war are conplicat: in fact, yet they are separate and distinct in right. Bacon. In case our offence against God hath been complicated with injury to men, we should make restitution. Tillotson. When the disease is complicited with other diseases, one must consider that which is most ‘ dangerous. Arbuthnot on Diet. There are a multitude of human actions, which have so many complicated circumstances, aspects, and situations, with regard to time and place, persons and things, that it is impossible for any one to pass a right judgment concerning them, without entering into most of these circum*stances. Watts. 2. To unite by involution of parts one in another. Commotion in the parts may make them apply themselves one to another, or complicate and dispose them after the manner requisite to make them stick. Boyle's History of Firmness. 3. To form by complication ; to form by the union of several parts into one integral. I)readful was the din Of hissing through the hall! thick swarming now With complicated monsters, head and tail. Milt. . A man, an army, the universe, are complicated of various simple ideas, or complex ideas made up of simple ones, Locke. 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. CG’MP1.16AT EN Ess. n. 4. [from complicate.] The state of being complicated; 2 io ; perplexity. -- There is great variety of intelligibles in the * world, so much objected to our senses, and every several object is full of subdivided multiplicit and tomplicatches. Hale's Origin of Minkind. Yoo MP lic A^T to N. n. 4. [from complicate.] 1, The act of involving one thing in another, 3. The state of being involved one in another. All our grievances are either of body or of mind, or in complications of both. L'Estrange. The notions of a confused knowledge are always full of perplexity and complications, and - seldom in order. Wilkins. 3. The integral consisting of many things '' involved, perplexed, and united.
By admitting a complication of ideas, and tik. ing too manythings at once into one question, the mind is dazzled and bewildered. "atti. Co'M P Lic E. m. s. [Fr. from complex, an associate, low Latin.] One who is united with others in an ill design; an associate; a confederate; an accomplice. To arms, victorious noble father,
To quell the rebels and their complices. Shah. Justice was afterwards done upcn the offenders; the principal being hanged and quartered in Smithfield, and divers of his chief complice, executed in divers parts of the realm, Haywood. The marquis prevailed with the king, that he might only turn his brother out of the garrich
after justice was done upon his *f;
CoM P L1’ER. m. s. [from comply..] A man --of an easy temper; a man of ready com: pliance. Suppose a hundred new employments were erected on purpose to gratify complier, animousportable difficulty would remain. Soft. COMPLIMENT. m. s. [compliment, Fr.] An act or expression of civility, usually understood to include some hypocrisy, and to mean less than it declares; thisis properly complement, something superfluous, or more than enough. He observedfew compliaments in matter cfarm, but such as proud $nger did indite to him. Side. My servant, sir? "T was never merry world Since lowly feigning was call'd sampliment: Y” are servant to the duke Orsino, youth. Skł. . One whom the musick of his own vain tongue ... Doth ravish, like enchanting harmony: A man of compliments, whom right and wor: Have chose as umpire of their meeting. Siak. What honour that, But tedious waste of time, to sit and hear So many hollow complinents and lies, Outlandish flatteries? AMilton's Par. Rog. Virtue, religion, heaven, and eternal has: ness, are not trifles to be given up in a ment, or sacrificed to a jest. Roger. To co’s pli Me Nr. v. a. [from the noun.] To sooth with acts or expressions of respect ; to flatter; to praise. It was not to compliment a society, so mud above flattery and the regardless air of common applauses. Glasvil. Monarchs should their inward soul disguise, Dissemble and command, be false and wise; By ignominious arts for servile ends, Should compliment their foes, and shun the friends. Prior. The watchman gave sovery great a thum?” my door, that I awaked, and heard myself.” pligented with the usual salutation. Tolor. She complinents Menelaus very handsomeo and says he wanted no accomplishment eith.” mind or body. Po. To Co’M Plim ENT. v. n. To use ceremo nious or adulatory language. . I make the interlocutors upon occasio pliment with one another. -- Boo. CoMP LIME’NT A L. adj.[from complimoil Expressive of respect or civility; * plying compliments. I come to speak with Paris from the Prino Troilus: I will make a complimental assaulo him. Shakspeare's Trail. and Cra. Languages, for the most part, in terms o and erudition, retain their original Povero rather grow rich and abundant in to phrases, and such froth. Fofas,
his falsehood of Ulysses is entirely compli-wental and officious. Broome, CoM P LIM E/NT A LLY. adv. [from complimental.] In the nature of a compliment; civilly; with artful or false civility. . This speech has been condemned as āvaricious: Eustathius judges it spoken artfully and complintentally. Broeme. Coxso Li ME’s ter. n.s.[from compliment.] One given to compliments; a flatterer. Co'MP 1.1N E. m. s. [compline, Fr. completinum, low Lat.] The last act of worship at night, by which the service of the day is completed. At morn and eve, besides their anthems sweet, Their peny masses, and their coropline meet. Flubberd's Tale. If a man were but of a day's life, it is well if he lasts till even song, and then says his compline an hour before the time. Taylor's Holy Living. To CoM pilo'R E. v. n. [complaro, Latin.] To make lamentation together. COMPLOT. m. s. Fr. [from completum, for complexum, low Latin. Menage.] A confederacy in some secret crime ; a lot ; a conspiracy. P; cannot, my s". one, like but well The purpose of the complet which ye tell. Hul.T. I know their complat is to have my life. Shak. 72 Coxip Lo'1. v. a. [from the noun..] To form a plot; to conspire ; to join in any secret design, generally criminal. or ever by advised purpose meet To plot, contrive, or complet, any ill. Shaloporo. A few lines after, we find them complating together, and contriving a new scene of miseries to the Trojans. - Pope. Co M P Los for ER. m. ... [from complot..] A conspirator; one joined in a plot. Jocasta too, no longer now my sister, -Is found complatter in the horrid deed. Dryden. 72 COMPLY”. v. n. [Skinner derives it from the French complaire ; but probably it comes from compier, to bend to. Plier is still in use.] To yield to ; to be obsequious to ; to accord with ; to suit with. It has with before as well persons as things. The rising sun complies with our weak sight 3. First gilds the clouds, then shews his globe of light. JWuller. They did servilely comply with the people in -worshipping God by sensible images and repre... sentations. Tillotron. The truth of things will not comply with our conceits, and bend itself to our interest. Toloto. Reunember, I am she who sav'd your life; Your loving, lawful, and complying wife. Poyd. He made his wish with his estate *f; Joyful to live, yet not afraid to die. rer; cosiro's Est. adj. [componens, Latin J That constitutes a compound body. The bigness of the component parts of our: bodies may be conjectured *...*.*. To compo'RT. o. o. [comporter, Fr. trom poro, Lat.] To agree; to suit : followed by with. • §ome piety's not good there; some vain-dis
port, . on this side in, with that place may comfort. 1)onne. suchdoes not corport with the nature of time. - fielder.
It is not every man's talent to distinguish aright how far our prudence may warrant our charity, and how far our charity may coopert with our prudence. L’Estrange. Children, in the things they do, if they cornport with their age, find little difference, so they may be doing. ocłc. To Compo’RT. v. a. 1. To bear; to endure. This is a Gallick, signification, not adopted among us. The malecontented sort, ‘That never can the present state comport, But would as often change as they change will. anies. 2. To behave ; to carry: with the reciprocal pronoun. At years of discretion, and comport yourself at this rantipole rate 1 Congrevr. CoM Po'RT. m. . [from the verb.] Behaviour; conduct ; manner of acting and looking. I shall account concerning the rules and manners of deportment in the receiving, our comport and conversation in and after it. Taylor. I know them well, and mark'd their rude comport; In times of tempest, they command alone, And he but sits precarious on the throne. Dryden's Fables. CoM Posit table. adj. [from comport.]: Consistent ; not contradictory. We cast the rules and cautions of this art into some roof ortable method. Motton's Architecture. Cox Po'RTAN cf. m. s. [from comport.] Behaviour; gesture of ceremony. Goodly comportant each to other bear, And entertain themselves with court'sies meet. Fairy Queen. , CoM ro'Rt Me Nor. m. s. [from comport.] Behaviour ; mien ; demeanour. The will of God is like a straight unalterable rule or line; but the various corportments of the creature, either thwarting this rule, or holding conformity to it, occasion several habitudes of this rule. Ha'. By her serious and devout corportment on these solemn occasions, she gives an example that is very often too much wanted. Addison. To COMPO'SE. v. a. [composer, French; compono, Latin.] 1. To form a mass by joining different things together. Zealought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affections. Spratt. 2. To place any thing in its proper form and method. . In a peaceful grave my corps compose. Dryden. How doth the sea exactly compose itself to a level superficies, and with the carth make up one spherical roundness, , Ray. 3. To dispose; to put in the proper state ofur any purpose. The whole army seemed well composed to ob. tain that by their swords, which they could not by their pen. Clarendan. 4. To put together a discourse or sentence ; to write as an authour. Words so pleasing to God, as those which the Son of God himself hath composed, were not possible for men to frame. Hooker. The greatest&onqueror in this nation. after the manner of the old Grecian lyricks, did not only evopore the words of his divine odes, but generally set them to nu-isk himsehs, .1down.
6. To calm ; to quiet. He would undertake the journey with him, by which all his fears would be composed. Clarend. You, that had taught them to subdue their
fues, Could order, teach, and their high sprits compose. - Wałer. Compose thy mind; . Nor frauds are here contriv'd, nor force design'd. Dryden. He, having a full command over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it. . Woodward. Yet, to compose this midnight noise, Go, freely search where'er you please. Prior. 7. To adjust the mind to any business, by freeing it from disturbance. The mind, being thus disquieted, may not be able easily to compose and settle itself to prayer. Duppa's Rules for Devotion. We beseech thee to rompose our thoughts, and preserve her reason, during her sickness. Swift. 3. To adjust ; to settle: as, to compose a difference. 9. [With printers.] To arrange the letters; to put the letters in order in the composing stick. ro. [In musick.] To form a tune from the different musical notes. Compo's Ed. participial adj. [from compose..] Calm; serious; even ; sedate. In Spain there is something still more serious and composed in the manner of the inhabitants. Addion on Italy. The Mantuan there in sober triumph sate, Compos'd his posture, and his look sedate. Pope.
very composedly answered, I am he. Clarendon, .
CoM Po’s E D Ness. n.s.. [from composed.] Sedateness; calmness ; tranquillity. He that will think to any purpose, must have fixedness and compose...ets of humour, as well as smartness of parts. Norris. CoM Pu's ER. n. 4. [from compose.] 1. An author; a writer. . Now will be the right season of forming them to be able writers and compowers in every excellent matter. Milton. ff the thoughts of such authors have nothing in them, they at least do no harm, and shew on honest industry, and a good intention in the •omposer. Aadison's Freeholder. 2. He that adapts the musick to words; he that forms a tune. For the truth of the theory I am in no wise concerned; the composer of it must look to that. - Woodward. For composition, I prefer next Ludovico, a most judiciotis and sweet composer. Peacham. The oozer has so expressed my sense, where , I intended to move the passions, that he seems to have begn the poet as well as the composer. Dryden.
CoMpo'stt e. adi, [compositus, Latin.]
The femposite order in architecture is the list of the five orders of columns; so named, because its capital is composed out of those of the other orders: and it is also called the Roman and ltilick order. Harrio,
Some are of opinion, that the o: o of this arch were in imitation of the pillir, cf Solomon's temple. - Adão.
CoM posi’r 19s. n.s. [compositio, Latin.] 1. The act of forming an integral of vari. ous dissimilar parts. We have exact forms of compasition, whereby they incorporate almost as they were naturil simples. Bacon's New Atalantii. In the time of the Yncas reign ef Peru, no composition was allowed by the faws to be used in point of medicine, but only simples properto each disease. Terpio. 2. The act of bringing simple ideas into complication : opposed to analysis, or the separation of complex notions. The investigation of difficult things by the method of analysis, ought ever to precede the method of composition. Newton', 08th, 3. A mass formed by mingling different ingredients. Heat and vivacity, in age, is an excellent coposition for business. Baren's Eurts, Vast pillars of stone, cased over with a cosition that looks the most like marble of my thing one can imagine. Adios. Jove mix’d up all, and his best clay employ'd, Then call'd the happy composition Floyd. Soft. 4. The state of being compounded; union; conjunction; combination. Contemplate things first in their own simple natures, and afterwards view them in composińs with other things. Wasis. 5. The arrangement of various figures in a picture. he disposition in a picture is an assemblin; of many parts; it is also called the composities, by which is meant the distribution and orderly placing of things, both in general and in partcular. Dryden's Difrary. 6. Written work. Writers are divided concerning the authority of the greater part of those competition, thi: pass in his name. L'Extraor. That divine prayer has always been loked upon as a coroposition fit to have proceeded from the wisest of men. Adão. When I read rules of criticism, I enquire fo the works of the author, and by that meansdcover what he likes in a composition. Adi7. Adjustment; regulation. A preacher, in the invention of matter,eles tion of words, composition of gesture, look, pronunciation, motion, useth all these faculties* once. Ben jories': Dio 8. Compact; agreement; terms on which differences are settled. To take away all such mutual grievances, or suries, and wrongs, there was no way but cus by going upon composition and agreement amo themselves, And again, all publick regimen, of what kind soever, seemeth evidently to ho arisen from deliberate advice, consultation.” composition between men, judging it convenio and behoveful. Histor. Thus we are agreed; I crave our composition may be written,
For romposition with the unconquer'dfish. W*