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banishment for one or two years, for manslaughter. Obsolete. Dict. To ABA'RE. v. a. [abanian, Sax.] To make bare, uncover, or disclose. Dict. ABART1cula’t 1o N. n.s.[from ab, from, and articulus, a joint, Lat.] A good and apt construction of the bones, by which they move strongly and easily; or that species of articulation that has manifest motion. Dict. To ABA’s E. v. a. [Fr. abaisser, from the Lat, basis, or bassus, a barbarous word, o low, base.] 1. To depress; to lower. It is a point of cunning to wait upon him with whom you speak with your eye; yet with a demure abasing of it sometimes. Bacon. 2. To cast down ; to depress; to bring low: in a figurative and personal sense, which is the common use. Happy shepherd! to the gods be thankful, that to thy advancement their wisdoms have thee

abased Sidney. Behold every one that is proud, and abase him. job.

With unresisted might the monarch reigns; He levels mountains, and he raises plains; And, not regarding diff'rence of degree, 44's your daughter, and exalted me. Dryden. . If the mind be curbed and humbled too much in children; if their spirits be abased and broken much by too strict au hand over them; they lose all their vigour and industry. Locke on Educ. ABA'sed. adj. [with heralds.] A term used of the wings of eagles, when the top looks downward toward the point of the shield; or when the wings are shut ; the natural way of bearing them being spread, with the top pointing. to the chief of the angle. - Bailey. Chambers. ABA's EMENT. n. 4. The state of being brought low ; the act of bringing low ; depression. reis an abasement because of glory; and there is that lifteth up his head from a low o: to its To ABA's H. v. a. [See BAshful. Perhaps from abaisser, French.] 1. To put into confusion; to make ashamed. It generally implies a sudden impression of shame. They heard, and were abash'd, Milt. Par. Last. This heard, th’ imperious queen sat mute with fear: Norfor duritincense the gloomy thunderer. Silence was in the court at this rebuke: . Nor could the gods, abaab'd, sustain their sovereign's lock. Dryden's Fables. 1. The passive admits the particle at, sometimes of, before the causal noun. In no wise sreak against the truth, but be alsites of the error of thy ignorance... out. I said unto her, from whence is this kid? is it not stolen? But she replied upon me, it was f: for a gift, more than the wages: however, did not believe her, and I was abashed at her. - Tobit. In the admiration only of weak minds, Led captive: cease to admire, and all her plumes Fall flat, and sink into a trivial toy, 4t every sudden slighting quite alabt. †. Paradise Lost.

The little Cupids hov'ring round, spictures prove) with garlands crown'd, Abash'd at what they saw and heard, Flew off, nor ever more appear'd. wife's Mircellanier. To ABATE. v. a. [from the French abattre, to beat down.] > 1. To lessen; to diminish. Who can tell whether the divine wisdom, to abate the glory of those kings, did not reserve this work to be done by a queen, that it might appear to be his own immediate work? - Sir jobn Davier on Ireland. If you did know to whom I gave the ring, And how unwillingly I left the ring, You would abate the strength of your displeasure.

al #. Here we see the hopes of great benefit and light from expositors and commentators, are in a great part abated; and those who have most need of their help, can receive but little from them. Locke's Essay on St. Paul's Epistler. . To deject or depress the mind. This iron world Brings down the stoutest hearts to lowest state: For misery doth bravestminds abate. Spenser's Hubberd's Tale. Have the power still To banish your defenders; till at length Your ignorance deliver you, As most abated captives, to some nation That won you without blows! Shakspeare. Time, that changes all, yet changes us in vain; The body, not the mind; nor can controul , Th’ immortal vigour, or alate the soul. Dryden's Aeneid. 3. In commerce, to let down the price in selling, sometimes to beat down the price in buying. To ABA’s E. v. n. 1. To grow less as, his passion abates ; the storm abates. It is used sometimes with the particle of before the thing lessened. Our physicians have observed, that in process of time, some diseases have abated of their virulence, and have, in a manner, worn out their malignity, so as to be no longer mortal. Dryden's Hind and Panther. 2. In common law. It is in law used both actively and neuterly; as, to abate a castle, to beat it down. To abate a writ, is, by some exception, to defeat or overthrow it. A stranger abateth, that is, entereth upon a house or land void by the death of him that last possessed it, before the heir take his possession, and so keepeth him out Wherefore, as he that putteth out o in posse.sion, is said to disseise; so he that steppeth in between the former possessor and his o is said to abate. In the neuter signification thus: The writ of the demandment shall abate, that is, shall be disabled, frustrated, or overthrown. The appeal abateth. by covin, that is, that the accusation is defeated by deceit. Cowell. 3. [In horsemanship.] A horse is said to abate or take down his curvets ; when working upon curvets, he puts his two hind legs to the ground both at once, and observes the same exactness in all the times. . Dict. ABA’s EMENT. n. 4. [abatement, Fr.] 1. The act of abating or lessening. Xenophon tells us, that the city contained about ten thousand houses; and allowing one man to every house, who could have any share

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in the government (the rest consisting of women, children, and servants), and making other obvious abatements, these tyrants, if they had been careful to adhere together, might have been a majority even of the people collective - Swift on the Contexts in Athens and Rome. 2. The state of being abated. Coffee has, in common with all nuts, an oil strongly combined and entangled with earthy particles. The most noxious part of oil exhales in roasting, to the abatement of near one quarter of its weight. Arbuthnot on Aliments. 3. The sum or quantity taken away by the act of abating. The law of works is that law, which requires perfect obedience, without remission or abatement; so that, by that law, a man cannot be just, or justified, without an exact performance of every tittle. Locke. 4. The cause of abating ; extenuation. As our advantages towards practising and promoting piety and virtue were greater than those of other men ; so will our excuse be less, if we neglect to make use of them. We cannot plead in abatement of our i. that we were ignorant of our duty, under the prepossession of ill habits, and the bias of a wrong education. Atterbury. 5. [In law.] The act of the abator ; as, the abatement of the heir into the land before he hath agreed with the lord. The affection or passion of the thing , abated; as, abatement of the writ. Cowell. 6. [With heralds.] An accidental mark, which being added to a coat of arms, the dignity of it is abased, by reason of some stain or dishonourable quality of the bearer. Dict. ABA’s E.R. m. s. The agent or cause by which an abatement is procured; that by which any thing is lessened. Abcters of acrimony or sharpness, are expressed oils of ripe vegetables, and all preparations of such; as of almonds, £o. and other nuts. Arbuthnot on Diet. ABA’to R. m. s. [a law term.] One who intrudes into houses or land, void by the death of the former possessor, and, yet not entered upon or taken up by

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A'BATURE. n. J. [from abattre, French.] Those sprigs of grass which are thrown down by a stag in his passing by. Dict. ABB. n. j. The yarn on a weaver's warp : a term among clothiers. Chambers. A'BBA. m. s. [Heb. 58] A Syriac word, which signifies father. A/B B Acy. m. s. (Lat. abbatia.] The rights or privileges of an abbot. See A BE EY. According to Felinus, an abbacy is the dignity itself; since an abbot is a term or word of dignity, and not of office; and, therefore, even a secular person, who has the care of souls, is sometimes, in the canon law, also stiled an abbot. Ayliff's Par. juris Canonici. A'B Bess. n. J. L.Lat. abbatissa, from whence the Saxon abubirre, then probably abbatess, and by contraction abbesse in Fr. and abbess, Eng.] The superiour or governess of a nunnery or

monastery of women. y They fled Into this abbey, whither we pursued them;

And here the abbers shuts the gate on us, And will not suffer us to fetch him out. Shak, I have a sister, abbess in Terceras, Who lost her lover on her bridal day. Dryden. Constantia, as soon as the solemnities of her reception were over, retired with the abbess into her own apartment. Addits. A'B BEY, or ABB Y. m. s. [Lat. abbatia; from whence probably first ABBAcy, which see.] A monastery of religious persons, whether men or women; distinguished from religious houses of other denominations by larger privileges. See A B B O T. With easy roads he came to Leicester; Lodg'd in §. abbey, where the reverend abbot, With all his convent, honourably receiv'd him. Shakspeare. A'B BEY-LUE BER. m. s. [See Lu BBER.] A slothful loiterer in a religious house, under pretence of retirement and auste

o his is no father Dominic, no huge overgrown abbey-lubber; this is but a diminutive sucking friar. Dryden's Spanish Friar. A'BBOT. n. . [in the lower Latin abbas, from hit, father, which sense was still implied ; so that the abbots were called paires and abbesses matres monasterii. Thus Fortunatus to the abbot Paternus: Nominis officium sure, Paterne, geris.] The chief of a convent, or fellowship of canons. Of these, some in England were mitred, some not: those that were mitred, were exempted from the jurisdiction of the diocesan, having in themselves episcopal authority within their precincts, and being also lords of parliament. The other sort were subject to the diocesan in all spiritual government. Cowell, See A B BEY. A'B Bo Ts Hi P. m. s.

The state or privilege of an abbot.

Dict.

To, ABBREVIATE. v. a. [Lat. ab

breviare.] 1. To shorten by contraction of parts, without loss of the main substance ; to abridge. It is one thing to abbreviate by contracting, another by cutting off. Baron’s Essayr. The only invention of late years, which hath contributed towards politeness in discourse, is that of abbreviating or reducing words of many syllables into one, by lopping off the rest. So ift. 2. To shorten ; to cut short. Set the length of their days before the flood: which were abbreviated after, and contracted into hundreds and threescores. Brown's Pulgar Erretors. A BB Rev 1 A^T Iox. r. s. 1. The act of abbreviating. 2. The means used to abbreviate, as characters signifying whole words ; words contracted. Such is the propriety and energy in them all, that they never can be changed, but to disadYantage, except in the circumstance of using atbreviations. Sześń. BBREVIA"To R. m. s. [abbreviateur, Fr.] One who abbreviates, or abridges.

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1. A mark used for the sake of shortening. 2. A compendium or abridgment. He is a good man, who grieves rather for him that injures him, than for his own suffering; who rays . him that wrongs him, forgiving all his ults; who sooner shews mercy than anger; who offers violence to his appetite, in all things endeavouring to subdue the flesh to the spirit. is is an excellent abbreviature of the whole duty of a christian. Taylor's Guide to Devotion. ABBREUVOIR. [French, a watering place. Ital. abbeverato, dal verbo bevere. Lat. bibere. Abbeverari i cavalli. This word is derived by Menage, not much acquainted with the Teutonick dialects, from adhibare for adbibere; but more probably it comes from the same root with brew. See BR Ew.] Among masons, the joint or juncture of two stones, or the interstice between two stones to be filled up with mortar. Dict. A'88 y. See ABB EY. A, B, C. 1. The alphabet; as, he has not learned his a, b, c. 2. The little book by which the elements of reading are taught. Then comes question like an a, b, c, book.

Shakspeare. 7, ATSDICATE. v. a. [Lat. abdico.] To give up right; to resign; to lay down an office. Old Saturn here, with upcast eyes, Beheld his abdicated skies. Addison. Abdica’rio N. n. 4. [abdicatio, Latin.] The act of abdicating ; resignation ; quitting an office by one’s own proper act before the usual or stated expiration. Neither doth it appear how a prince's abdication can make any other sort of vacancy in the throne, than would be caused by his death; since he cannot abdicate for his children, otherwise than by his own consent in form to a bill from the two houses. Swift's Ch. of Eng. Man. A'B dic Ar 1 v E. adj. That causes or im... plies an abdication. Dict. Asapiriv E. adj. [from abdo, to hide.] That has the power or quality of hiding. Dict. ABDO'MEN. m. 1. [Lat. from abdo, to hide.] A cavity commonly called the lower venter or belly: it contains the stomach, guts, liver, spleen, bladder, and is within lined with a membrane called the peritonaeum. The lower part is called the hypogastrium ; the foremost part is divided into the epigastrium, the right and left hypocondria, and the navel; *t is bounded above by the cartilago ensiformis and the diaphragm, sideways by the short or lower ribs, and behind by the vertebrae of the loins, the bones of the coxendix, that of the pubes, and os sacrum. It is covered with several muscles, from whose alternate relaxations and contractions, in respiration, digestion is forwarded, and the due motion of all the parts therein contained promoted, both for secretion and expulsion. §uincy: The abdomen consists of parts containing and soutained. Wiseman's Surgery.

A sno'M IN AI. } adj. Relating to the AB Do'M INo Us. abdomen. To ABDU'CE. v. a. [Lat. abduco.] To draw to a different part; to withdraw one part from another: a word chiefly used in physick or science. If we alduce the eye into either corner, the object will not duplicate; for, in that position, the axes of the cones remain in the same plane, as is demonstrated in the opti; delivered by - Galen. Brown's Pulgar Errotri. Abdu'cENT. adj. Muscles abducent, are those which serve to open or pull back divers parts of the body; their opposites being called adducent. Dict, AB DU’ct fox. n.s.. [abductio, Latin.] 1. The act of drawing apart, or withdrawing one part from another. 2. A particular form of argument. ABDU'CTOR. m. f. [abductor, Lat.] The name given by anatomists to the muscles which serve to draw back the several members. He supposed the constrictors of the eyelids must be, strengthened in the supercilious; the abductor; in drunkards, and contemplative men, who have the same steady andgrave motion of the eye. Arbuthnot and Pope's Martinus Scriblerus. AB Ece DA'R.I.A.N. m. s. [from the names of a, b, c, the three first letters of the alphabet.] He that teaches or learns the alphabet, or first rudiments of literature. This word is used by Wood in his Athena Oxonienses ; where, mentioning Farnaby the critic, he relates that, in some part of his life, he was reduced to follow the trade of an abecedarian by his misfortunes. A'Bece D.A.R.Y. adj. RIAN. 1. Belonging to the alphabet. 2. Inscribed with the alphabet. This is pretended from the sympathy of two needles touched with the leadstone, and placed in the center of two abecedary circles, or rings of letters, described round about them; one friend keeping one, and another the other, and agreeing upon an hour wherein they will communicate. Brown's Vulgar Errouri. ABE’d. adv. [from a, for at, and bed.] In bed. It was a shame for them to mar their complexions, yea and conditions too, with long lying abed: when she was of their age, she would have made a handkerchief by that time o' day. Sidney. She has not been abed, but in her chapel All night devoutly watch'd. Boo... ABE’R RAN ce. n.s.. [from aberro, Lat. ABE’R RAN cy. W to wander from the right way.] A deviation from the right way ; an errour; a mistake ; a false o; They do not only swarm with errours, but vices depending thereon. Thus they commonly affect no man any farther than he deserts his reason, or complies with their aberrancies. Brown's Pulgar Erreurs, Could a man be composed to such an advan. tage of constitution, that it should not at all adulterate the images of his mind; yet this se• cond nature would alter the crasis of his under

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standing, and render it as obnoxious to aberrances as now a Glanville's Scopsis Scientified. ABE’RRANT. adj. [from aberrans, Lat.] Deviating ; wandering from the right or known way. Dict. ABER RA’t 19 N. n.s...[from aberratio, Lat.] The act of deviating from the common or from the right track. If it be a mistake, there is no heresy in such an harmless aberration; the probability of it will render it a lapse of easy pardon. Glanville. ABE’RR IN G. part. [from the verb aberr, qf aberro, Lat. Of this verb I have found no example.] Wandering; going astray. Divers were out in their account; aberring several ways from the true and just compute, and calling i. one year which perhaps might be another. Brown's Polgar Errowri. To AB E RU’N cAt E. v. a.[averanco, Lat.] To pull up by the roots; to extirpate utterly. Dict. To ABET. v. a. [from bezan, Sax. signifying to enkindle or animate.] To push ão another; to support him in his designs by connivance, encouragement, or help. It was once indifferent, but is almost always taken by modern writers in an ill sense; as may be scen in A B ET'i F. R. To act, signifieth, in our common law, as much as to encourage or set on. Cowell. Then shall I soon, quoth he, return again, Aśct that virgin's cause disconsolate, And shortly back return. Aairy Queen. A widow who by solemn vows Contracted to me, for my spouse, Combin'd with him to break her word, And has abetted all. Hudibras. Men lay so great weight upon right opinions, and eagerness of abetting them, that they account that the unum necessarium. Decay of Piety. They abetted both parties in the civil war; and always furnished supplies to the weaker side, lest there should be an end put to those fatal

divisions. Addison's Freeholder. ABE’TM ENT. n. 4. The act of abetting. Dict.

ABE’rt ER, or ABE’t To R. x. s. He that abets; the supporter or encourager, of another. Whilst calumny has two such potent abetters, we are not to wonder at its growth : as long as men are malicious and designing, they will be traducing. Government of the Tongue. You shall be still plain Torrismónd with me, Th' abetter, partner (if you like the name), The husband, oś * no king, -- at title our hustice. Till you deserve t }.}}w §: Friar. These considerations, though they may have no influence on the multitude, ought to sink into the winds of those who are their abettars : and who, if they escape punishigent here, must know that these several mischiefs will be one day laid to their charge. Addison's Freeholder. ABE Y'A Nc E. m. s. [from the French aboyer; allatrare, to bark at..] This word in Littleton, cap. Discontinuance, is thus used. The right of fee-simple lieth in aheyance, when it is all only in the remembrance, intendment, and consideration, of the law. The frank tenement of the glebe of the parsonage, is in no man during the time that the parsonage is void, but is in abeyance. Cowell.

ABGR ega’rio N. n. 4. [ałgregatio, Lith A separation from the flock. Dict. To ABHO'R. v.a. Labhorreo, Lat.] To hate with acrimony; to detest to extremity ; to loathe; to abominate. Whilst I was big in clamour, came a man Who, having seen me in my worser state, Shunn'd my abhorr'd society. Shais, K. Lear, Justly thou abhorr'st That son, who on the quiet state of men Such trouble brought, affecting to subdue 'Rational liberty. Mili. Par. Ist, The self-same thing they will aloor One way, and long another for. Hudibras, A church of England man abhor, the humour of the age, in delighting to fling scandals upon the clergy in general ; which, besides the disgrace to the reformation, and to religion itself, cast an ignominy upon the kingdom. Swift. A B Ho'RREN ce. A B Ho’R R RN cy. 1. The act of abhorring ; detestation. It draws upon him the hatred and aßHorrorce of all men here; and subjects him to the wrath of God hereafter. Sorto's Sermoni. 2. The disposition to abhor: hatred, Even a just and necessary defence does, by giving men acquaintance with war, take off somewhat floom the abhorrence of it, and insensibly diose them to hostilities. 1) -ay of Piety. The first tendency to any injustiče (lat aspears, must be suppressed with a soew of wonder and allow renoy in the parents and governours. Locłe on Education. AB Ho'RRENT. adj. [from abhor.] 1. Struck with abhorrence; loathing. For if the worlds In worlds inclos'd could on his seases burst, . He would abhorrent turn. Thomson's Suwwar. 2. Contrary to ; foreign ; inconsistent with. . It is used with the particles from or to, but more properly with from. This I conceive to be an hypothesis well worthy a rational belief; and yet it is so al-Karrent from the vulgar, that they would as soon believe Anaxagoras, that snow is black, as him that should affirm it is not white, Glan. Scop. Scient. Why then these foreign thoughts of state employments, Abhorrent to your function and your breeding 2 Poor droning truants of unpractis'd cells, Bred in the fellowship of bearded boys, What wonder is it if you know not men 2 Dry: A B Ho’R RER. m. s. [from abhor.] The person that abhors; a hater; a detester. The lower clergy were railed at for disputing the power of the bishops, by the known absorrers of episcopacy; and abused for doing nothing in the convocations, by these very men who wanted to bind up their hands. Swift's Exazirier. A B Ho'RR N G. The object of abhorrence. This seems not to be the proper use of the participial noun. They shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me : for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched, and they shall be an oborring unto all flesh. Isafo. To ABIT) E. v. m. pret. I abode or a good. [from bibian, or aububian, Sax.] 1. To dwell in a place ; not to remove ; to stay. Thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, if I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. Now therefore I pray thee, let thy servant aii.o.

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instead of the lad, a bondman to my lord; and let the lad go up with his brethren. Genesis. 2. To dwell. The marquis Dorset, as I hear, is fled To Richmond, in the parts where he abides. Shakspeare's Richard III. Those who apply themselves to learning, are forced to acknowledge one God, incorruptible and unbegotten; who is the . true being, and abides for ever above the highest heavens, from whence he beholds all the things that are done in heaven and earth. Stillings. Defence of Dis. on Roo. Idolatry. 3. To remain; not to cease or fail; to be immovable. They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. * Psalms. 4. To continue in the same state. The fear of the Lord tendeth to life; and he that hath it shall abide satisfied. Proverbs. There can be no study without time; and the mind must abide and dwell upon things, or be always a stranger to the inside of them. South. 5. To endure without offence, anger, or contradiction. Who can abide, that against their own doctors, six whole books should by their fatherhoods be imperiously obtruded upon God and his o: ol. 6. It is used with the particle with before a person, and at or in before a place. It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: Abide with me. Genesis. Forthy servant vowed a vow, while I dose at Geshur in Syria, saying, if the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve Lord. 2 Samuel. 7. It is used with by before a thing; as, to abide by his testimony; to abide by his own skill; that is, to rely upon them : to abide by an opinion, to maintain it; to abide by a man, is also, to defend or support bim. But these forms are something lowTo Abide. v. a. 1. To wait for, expect, attend, wait upon, await: used of things prepared for persons, as well as of persons expecting things. Home is he brought, and laid in sumptuous

bed; Where many skilful leeches him abide, To salve his hurts. Fairy Queen. While lions war, and battle for their dens, Poor harmless lambs abide their enmity. Shah peare's Hen. vi.

Bonds and afflictions abide me. 4. ts. 1. To bear or support the consequences of a thing.

Ah me! they little know How dearly I abide that boast so vain. Milton's Par. Lost. 3. To bear or support, without being conquered or destroyed. But the Lord he is the true God, he is the

living God, and an everlasting king: at his

writh the earth shall tremble, and time nations

shall not be able to avide his indignation. jeremith. It must be allowed a fair presumption in faYour of the truth of Iny doctrines, that they hore aki, a very rigorous test now for above thirty years, and the more strictly they are looked onto, the more they are confirmed. JP'eedward. Of the participle ahid, I have found *y the exampie in Hoodward; and

should rather determine that abide in . the active sense has no passive participle, or compounded preterit. 4. To bear without aversion: in which sense it is commonly used with a negative. Thou can'st not abide Tiridates; this is but love of thyself. Sidney. Thy vile race, Though thou didst learn, had that in 't which good natures Could not abide to be with; therefore wast thou l)eservedly confin'd unto this rock. Shaki. Temp. 5. To bear or suffer. Girt with circumfluous tides, He still calamitous constraint abidor. w Pope's Odyrt. AB 1'pe R. n.s.. [from abide.] The person that abides or dwells in a place; perhaps that lives or endures. A word little in use.

AB 1'D1N G. m. s. [from abide.] Continuance; stay; fixed state. We are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding. 1 Chron. The air in that region is so viclently removed, and carried about with such swiftness, as nothing in that place can consist or have abiding. Raleigh. A'BJECT. adj. [abjectus, Lat. thrown away, as of no value.] 1. Mean; worthless; base; groveling: spoken of persons, or their qualities. Rebellion Came, like itself, in base and alject routs, Led on by bloody youth gended with rage, And countenanc'd by boys and beggarv. Shakspeare', Henry Iv. I was at first, as other beasts that graze The trodden herb, of abject thoughts and low. Milton's Par. Lort. Honest men, who tell their sovereigns what they expect from them, and what obedience they shall be always ready to pay them, are not upon an equal foot with base i aúject flatterers. - Addison. Being of no hope or regard: used of condition. The rarer thy example stands, By how much from the top of wond’rous glory, Strongest of mortal men, To lowest pitch of aject fortune thou art fall'n. ision. We see man and woman in the highest innocence and perfection, and in the most clject state of guilt and infirmity. Addison. 3. Mean and despicable: used of actions. The rapine is so giftect and profane, They not from trifies nor from gods refrain. Dryden's ouvenal. To what base ends, and by what al.jot ways, Are mortals urg'd thro' sacred lust of praisé! Pope's Essay on Criticism. A/BJEc r. m. s. A man without hope; a man whose miseries are irretrievable; - one of the lowest condition. Yea, the affects gathered themselves together against ine. Psalms. To ABJE/c r. v. a. [afficio, Lat..] To throw away. A word rarely used. A B J Ec'1 E O N Ess. n.s.. [from ałfect.] The state of an abject. Our Saviour would love at no less rate than death; and, from the so-pereminent height of glory, stooped and abased himself to the suffer

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