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We are deny'd access unto his person, Ev’n by those men that most have done us wrong. - - Shakspeare. They go commission'd to require a peace, carry presents to procure access. Dryden. He grants what they besought; otructed, that to God is no access Without Mediator, whose high office now oses in figure bears. Milton's Par. Lost, 3. Increase; enlargement; addition. The gold was accumulated, and store treasures, to the most part; but the silver is still growing: Besides, infinite is the access of territory and tinpire by the same enterprize. }: Northink superfluous their aid; l, from the influence of thy looks, receive 3:... in every virtue; in thy sight fore wise, nore watchful, stronger. Par. Lott. Although to opinion, there be many gods, *} scent an access in religion, and such as cannot at all consist with atheism, {.. it desectively, and upon inference, include the same; who is the inseparable and essential attrivote of Deity. Brown's Pulgar Errouri. - The réputation 9fortuous actions past, if not kept up With an acces, and fresh supply of new ones, it and soon forgotten. Denham's Sophy. * It is sometimes used after the French, to signify the returns or fits of a distemper; but this sense seems yet scarceX received into our language. For as relapses make disease: - e desperate than their first accesser. Hudib. Accessariness. ... . [from accessary.] The state of being accessary. ****, this will draw us into a negative acA. to the mischiefs. Decay of Piety. *****A*Y. adj. [A corruption, as it Rooms, of the word accessory, which see; t now more commonly used than the Proper word.] That contributes to a o **ou being the chief consti

tuent of it. But it had formerly a good and general sense. As for those things that are accetrary hereunto, those things that so belong to the way of salvation, $5. He had taken upon him the government of Hull, without any apprehension or imagination, that it would ever make him accessary to rebellion. - - Clarendon. Acce’ssible, adj. [accessibilis, Lat. accessible, Fr.] That may be approached; that we may reach or arrive at. . It is applied both to persons and things, with the particle to. Some lie more open to our senses and daily observation, others are more occult and hidden, and though accessible, in some measure, to our senses, yet not without great search and scrutiny, or some happy accident. Hale's Orio. of Min. Those things, which were indeed in o!", have been rack'd and tortured to disco, or selves; while the plainer and . . . . truths as if despicable while e y are . . and obscured.

and exposed to perpetual invasion: ; it is impossible to fortify ourselves soft-iso: , without a power at sea. Addison's Freeholder. In conversation, the tempers of men are open and accessible, their attention is awake, and their minds disposed to receive the strongestimpressions; and what is spoken is generally more affecting, and more apposite to particular occasions. Jögert. AccE'ssion. n. 4. [accessio, Lat. accession, Fr.]” 1. Increase by something added; enlargement ; augmentation. Nor could all the king's bounties, nor his own large accessions, raise a fortune to his heir; but, after vast sums of money and great wealth gotten, he died unlamented. Clarendon. There would not have been found the difference here set down betwixt the force of the air, when expanded, and what that force should have been according to the theory, but that the included inch of air received some accession during the trial. Boyle's Spring of the Air. The wisest among the nobles began to apprehend the growing power of the people; and therefore, knowing what an accession thereof would accrue to them, by such an addition of property, used all means to prevent it. ... Swift. harity, indeed, and works of munificence, are the proper discharge of such over-proportioned accessions, and the only virtuous enjoyment of them. Rogers' Sermons. 2. The act of coming to, or joining one’s self to ; as, accession to a confederacy. Beside, what wise objections he propare. Against my late accession to the wars! Does not the fool perceive his argument Is with more force against Achilles bent? Dryden. 3. The act of arriving at ; as, the king’s accession to the throne. . Accesso Rily. adv. [from accessory.] In the manner of an accessory. cesso Ry. adj. Joined to another thing, so as to increase it; additional. In this kind there Fo usiso actice, out

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it doth somewhat make to the eccestory augmentation of our bliss. IIooker. A'ccEsso R Y. m. s. [accessorius, Lat. accessoire, Fr. This word, which had anciently a general signification, is now almost confined to forms of law.] 1. Applied to persons. - A man that is guilty of a felonious offence, not principally, but by participation; as, by commandment, advice, or concealment. And a man may be accessory to the offence of another, after two sorts, by the common law, or by statute; and, by the common law two ways also; that is, before or after the fact. Before the fact; as, when one commandeth or adviseth another to commit a felony, and is not present at the execution thereof, for his presence makes him also a principal; wherefore there cannot be an accessory before the fact in manslaughter, because manslaughter is sudden and not prepensed. Accestory after the fact, is, when one receiveth him whom he knoweth to have committed felony. Accessory by statute, is he that abets, counsels, or hides any man committing, or having committed, an offence made felony by statute. Cowell. By the common i. the accessories cannot be roceeded against, till the principal has received is trial. Spenser's State of Ireland. But pause, my soul! and study, ere thou fall On accidental joys, th' essential. Still, before accessories do abide A trial, must the principal be try’d. Now were all transform'd Alike, to serpents all, as accessories To his bold riot. Paradise Lott. 2. Applied to things. An accessory is said to be that which does accede unto some principal fact or thing in law; and, as such, generally speaking, follows the reason and nature of its principal. Ayliffe. A’ccid EN CE. n. J. [a corruption of accidents, from accidentia, Lat.] The little book containing the first rudiments of grammar, and explaining the properties of the eight parts of speech. I do confess I do want eloquence, And never yet did learn mine accidence. Taylor, the Water-poet. A’CCIDENT. n. 4. [accidens, Lat.] 1. The property or quality of any being, which may be separated from it, at least in thought. If she were but the body's accident, And her sole being did in it subsist, As white in snow, she might herself absent, And in the body's substance not be miss'd. Sir j. Davier. An accidental mode, or an accident, is such a rmode as is not necessary to the being of a thing; for the subject may be without it, and yet remain the same nature that it was before; or it is that modc which may be separated or abolished from its subject. Watts' Logick. 2. In grammar, the property of a word. The learning of a language is nothing else but the informing of ourselves, what composures of letters arc, by consent and institution, to signify such certain notions of things, with their modalities and accidents. Holder's Elem. of Speech. That which happens unforescen; casualty; chance.


2. Casual;

Acci d'E'N TAlly. adv. [from accidentai. 1. After an accidental manner; nonessen

General laws are like general rules in physick, according whereunto, as no wise man !. desire himself to be cured, if there be joined with his disease some special accident, in regard whereof, that whereby others in the same infirmity, but without the like accident, recover health, would be to him either hurtful, or, at the least, unprofitable. Hocker. The fiod, and other accidents of time, made it one common field and pasture with the land of Eden. Raleigh's Hist. of the World, Our joy is turn'd Into perplexity, and new amaze; For whither is he gone? What accident Hath rapt him from us? Paradise Regaints. And trivial accidents shall be forborn, That others may have time to take their turn. Dryden's Fullet. The reformation owed nothing to the good intentions of king Henry. . He was only an instrument of it (as the logicians speak) by accident. Swift's Miscellanies. Acci D'E'N T A L. m. s. [accidental, Fr. See Acci D ENT.] A property nonessential. Conceive as much as you can of the essentials of any subject, before you consider its accidental, "atts' Logisk. Accid E’NT A L. adj. [from accident.] 1. Having the quality of an accident; nonessential: used with the particle to, before that in which the accident inheres. A distinction is to be made between what pleases naturally in itself, and what pleases upon the account of machines, actors, dances, and circumstances, which are merely accidental to the tragedy. Rymer's Tragedies of the last Age. This is accidotal to a state of religion, and therefore ought to be reckoned among the ordnary difficulties of it. ‘Tillotron. fortuitous ; happening by chance. Thy sin's not accidental, but a trade. So shall you hear Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters; Of deaths put on by cunning and forc'd cause. Shakspeare. Look upon things of the most accidental and mutable nature; accidental in their production, and mutable in their continuance; yet God's prescience of them is as certain in him, as the memory of them is, or can be, in us. South.


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Accide'NtalNess. n.s. [from accidental.] The quality of being accidental. Dict. Acci'PIENT, n... [accipiens, Lat.] A receiver; perhaps sometimes used for recipient. Dict, T. Acci’r E. v.a. [accito, Lat.] To call; to summon. Not in use. Our coronation done, we will accite (As I before remember'd) all our state; And (heav'n consigning to my good intents) No prince, no peer, shall have just cause to say, Heav'n shorten Harry's happy life one day. Shak-peare. Accla’i M. n. J. [acclamo, Lat. from which probably first the verb acclaim, now lost, and then the noun..] A shout of praise; acclamation. Back from pursuit thy pow'rs, with loud acclaize Thee only extol’d. Milton's Par. Lost. The herald ends; the vaulted firmament With loud acclaims, and vast applause, is rent. Dryden's Fables. Accla MA’t 1 on. m. s. [acclamatio, Lat.] Shouts of applause, such as those with which a victorious army salutes the general. It hath been the custom of christian men, in token of the greater reverence, to stand, to utter certain words of acclamation, and, at the name of

Jesus, to bow. Hooker. Gladly then he mix'd

Among those friendly pow'rs, who him receiv'd With joy, and acclamations loud, that one, That, of so many myriads fall'n, yet one Return'd, not lost. AMilt. Par. Lost. Such an enchantment is there in words, and so fine a thing does it seem to some to be ruined Plaisibly, and to be ushered to their destruction with panegyrick and acclamation. South. Acclivity. n. . [from acclivus, Lat.] The steepness or slope of a line inclining to the horizon, reckoned upward; as, the ascent of a hill is the acclivity, the descent is the declivity. Quincy. The men, leaving their wives and younger children below, do, net without some difficulty, damber up the acclivities, dragging their kine with them, where they feed them, and milk them, and make butter and cheese, and do all the dairy work. Ray on the Creation. Accii'vous. adj. [acclivus, Lat.] Rising with a slope. To Acclo'Y. v. a. [See Cloy.] J. To fill up, in an ill sense; to crowd; to stuff full : a word almost obsolete. At the well head the purest streams arise: But mucky filth his branching arms annoys,

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About the cauldron many cooks actoil'd, 'ith hooks and ladles, as need did require; The while the viands in the vessel bois'd, They did about their business sweat, and sorely toil'd. Fairy Queen. Accolost. n. . [accolens, Lat.] He that inhabits near a place; a borderer. Dict. Acco'M MoD A B le. adj. [accommodabilis, Lat.] That may be fitted : with the particle to. Asthere is infinite variety in the circumstances of persons, things, actions, times, and places; so we must be furnished with such general rules as are accommodable to all this variety, by a wise judgment and discretion. Watts' Logick. To ACCO'MMODATE. v. a. [accom. modo, Lat.] 1. To supply with conveniencies of any kind. It has with before the thing. These three, The rest do nothing; with this word, stand, stand, Accommodated by o: place (more charming With their own nobleness,which could have turn'd A distaff to a lance), gilded pale looks. Shalop. 2. With the particle to, to adapt; to fit ; to make consistent with. He had altered many things, not that they were not natural before, but that he might accommodate himself to the age in which he lived. Dryden on Dramatic Poetry. "Twas his misfortune to light upon an hypothesis, that could not be accommodated to the nature of things, and human affairs; his principles could not be made to agree with that constitution and order which God hath settled in the world. Locks. 3. To reconcile; to adjust what seems inconsistent or at variance; to make consistency appear. Part know how to accommodate St. James and St. Paul better than some late reconcilers. Norris. To Acco'M MoD AT E. v. n. To be conformable to. They make the particular ensigns of the twelve tribes accommodate under the twelve signs of the zodiac. ro-ort. Neither sort of chymists have duly considered how great variety there is in the textures and consistencies of compound bodies; and how little the consistence and duration of many of them seem to accommodate and be explicable by the proposed notion. Boyle's Scoptical Chynist. Acco'M MoDATE. adj. [accommodatus, Lat.] Suitable ; fit; used sometimes with the particle for, but more frequently with to. They are so acted and directed by nature, as to cast their eggs in such places as are most atcommodate for the exclusion of their young, and ... where there is food ready for them so soon as they be hatched. Ray on the Creation. In these cases we examine the why, the what, and the how, of things, and propose means accommodate to the end. Estrange. God did not primarily intend to appoint this way of worship, and to impose it upon them as that which was most proper and agreeable him, but that he condescended to it as most wrvodak to their present state and inclination. D - 2 illotten, 2

Acco'MMon Arzly. adv. [from accommodate.] Suitably; fitly. Acco'MMoDAT ion. n. 4. [from accommodate.] 1. Provision of conveniencies. 2. Jn the plural, conveniencies; things requisite to ease or refreshment. ing's commissioners were to have such accommodations, as the other thought fit to leave to them; who had been very civil to the king's commissioners. Clarendon. 3. Adaptation; fitness: with the particle to. Indeed that disputing physiology is no accommodation to your designs, which are not to teach men to cant endlessly about wateria and forma. Glanville's Scopsis. The organization of the body, with accommodation to its functions, is fitted with the most curious rhechanism. 4. Composition of a difference; reconciliation; adjustment. Acco'MPAN ABLE. adj. [from aecompany.] Sociable. Not used. A show, as it were, of an accompanable solitariness, and of a civil wildness. Sidney. Acco'MPANIE.R. n. 4. [from accompany.] The person that makes part of the company ; companion. Dict. fo ACCO'MPANY. v. a. [accompagner, Fr.] To be with another as a companion. It is used both of persons and things. Go visit her, in her chaste bower of rest, Accompany'd with angel-like delights. Spenter. The great business of the senses being to make us take notice of what hurts or advantages the body, it is wisely ordered by nature, that pain should accompany the reception of several ;: doo. As folly is usually accompanied with perverseness, so it is here. Swift. To Acco'MPANY. v. n. To associate with; to become a companion to. No man in effect doth accompany with others, but he learneth, ere he is aware, some gesture, voice, or fashion. Bacon's Nat. Hist. Acco'MP lic E. m. s. [complice, Fr. from complex, a word in the barbarous Latin, much in use.] 1. An associate ; a partaker: usually in an ill sense. There are several scandalous reports industriously spread, by Wood, and his accomplices, to discourage all opposition against his infimous project. Swift. 4. A partner, or co-operator: in a sense indifferent. If a tongue would be talking without a mouth, what could it have done, when it had all its organs of speech, and accomplice, of sound, about it. Addison's Spectator. 3. It is used with the particle to before a thing, and with before a person. Childless Arturius, vastly rich before, Thus by his losses multiplies his store, uspected for accomplise to the fire, hat burnt his palace but to build it higher. de o,

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who, should they steal for want of his relief, He judg’d himself accomplice with the thief. s l)ryden. To ACCO'MPLISH. v. a. [accomplir, Fr. from compleo, Lat.] 1. To complete; to execute fully; as, to accomplish a design. He that is far off, shall die of the pestilence; and he that is near, shall fall by the sword; and he that remaineth, and is besieged, shall die by the famine. Thus will I accomplish "; fury upon them. zeliol. 2. To complete a period of time. He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. anies. 3. To fulfil, as a prophecy. The vision, • Which I made known to Lucius ere the stroke Of this yet scarce cold battle, at this instant Is full accomplish'd, Soak-peare. We see every day those events exactly accemplished, which our Saviour foretold at so great a distance. 4ddison4. To gain ; to obtain. Tell him from me (as he will win my love) He bear himself with honourable action; Such as he hath observ'd in noble ladies Unto their lords, by them accomplished. Shak. I'll make my heaven in a lady's lap. Oh miserable thought, and more unlikely, Than to accomplish twenty golden crowns. Shaka. 5. To adorn, or furnish, either mind or body.

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The armourers accomplishing the knights,
With busy hammers closing rivets up,
Give dreadful note of preparation.

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1. Complete in some qualification.

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gentleman should be an accomplished publick orator or logician? orke.

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. The miraculous success of the apostlespreaching, and the accomplishment of many of their Predictions, which, to those early christians, were matters of faith only, are to us matters of sight and experience. Atterbury's Sermons. 3. Embellishment; elegance; ornament of mind or body. Young heirs, and elder brothers, from their * Reflecting upon the estates they are born to, and therefore thinking all other accomplishment; unnecessary, are of no manner of use but to keep up their families. daison's Spectator. 4. The act of obtaining or perfecting any thing; attainment; completion. The means suggested by policy and worldly wisdom, for the attainment of those earthly enjoyments, are unfit for that purpose, not only . the account of their insufficiency for, but also of their frequent o and contrariety to the accomplishment of such ends. South. Acco'Mr T. n. . [Fr. compter and compte, anciently accompter. Skinner.] An "accont; a reckoning. See Accous r. The soul may have time to call itself to a just ***t of all things past, by means whereof repentance is perfected. Hooker. Each Christmas they accompts did clear; And wound their bottom round the year. Prior. Acco'MPt ANT. n.s.. [accomplant, Fr.] A reckoner; a computer. See AccounT.A.N.T. As the accompt runs on, **ptant goes backward. South's Sermont. Acco'ortin G DAY. The day on which the reckoning is to be settled. - To whom thou much dost owe, thou much . . must pay; Think on the debt against th’ accompting day. - Sir #. 1)-nham. To ACCO'RD. v. a. [derived, by some, from corda, the string of a musical instrument; by others, from corda, hearts; in the first implying harmony, in the other, unity.] 1. To make agree; to adjust one thing to another: with the particle to. . . . . The first sports the shepherds shewed, were full of such leaps and gambols, as being accorded to the pipe which they bore in their mouths, even *: they danced, made a right picture of their chief god Pan, and his companions the satyrs. Sidney. Her handsaccorded the lute's musick tothe voice; her panting heart danced to the musick. Sidney. The lights and shades,whose well accorded strife Give isthe strength and colour of our life. - Pope's Epistler. 1. To bring to agreement; to compose; to accommodate. Men would not rest upon bare contracts without reducing the debt into a specialty, which created much certainty, and accorded many suits. Sir M. Hade. To Acco'Ro, v. n. To agree; to suit one with another : with the particle with. Things are often spoke, and seldom meant; 3ut that my heart accordeth with my tongue, Seeing the deed is meritorious, And to preserve my sovereign from his foe. Shakspeare.

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Several of the main parts of Moses' history, as concerning the flood, and the first fathers of the several nations of the world, do very well accord with the most ancient accounts of profane history. Tillofson, Jarring int'rosts of themselves create Th’ according musick of a well-mixt state. Pope. Acco'R D, n.s.. [accord, Fr.] 1. A compact; an agreement; adjustment of a difference. There was no means for him to satisfy all obligations to God and man, but to offer himself for a mediator of an accord and peace between them. Bacon's Henry vii. If both are satisfy'd with this accord, Swear by the laws of knighthood on my sword. - Dryden's Fabler, 2. Concurrence; union of mind. At last such grace I found, and means I wrought, That I that lady to my spouse had won, Accord of friends, consent of parents sought, Affiance made, my happiness begun. Fairy Q. They gathered themselves together, to #. with Joshua and Israel, with one accord. joshua. 3. Harmony; symmetry; just correspondence of one thing with another. Beauty is nothing else but a just accord and mutual #: of the members, animated by a healthful constitution. Dryden's Dufresnoy. 4. Musical note. Try, if there were in one steeple two bells of unison, whether the striking of the one would move the other, more than if it were another accord. - Bacon's Natural History. We must not blame Apollo, but his lute, lf false accords from her false strings be sent. Sir jobn Davier. 5. Own accord; voluntary motion: used both of persons and things. Ne Guyon yet spake word, Till that they came unto an iron door, Which to them open'd of its own accord. Fairy Q. Will you blame any man for doing that of his own accord, which all men should be compelled to do, that are not willing of themselves? Hocker. All animal substances, exposed to the air, turn alkaline of their own accord; and some vegetables, by heat, will not turn acid, but alkaline. Arbuthnot on Aliments. 6. Action in speaking, correspondent to the words. Titus, I am come to talk with thee.— —No, not a word: how can I grace my talk, Wanting a hand to give it that accord?' Shalop. Acco'k dAN ce. n. 4. [from accord.] 1. Agreement with a person: with the particle with. And prays he may in long accordance bide With that great worth which hath such wonders wrought. Fairfax. 2. Conformity to something. The only way of defining of sin, is, by the contrariety to the will of God; as of good, by the accordance with that will. ammond. Acco'R D ANT. adj. [accordant, Fr.] Willing; in a good humour. Not in use. The prince discovered that he loved your niece, and meant to acknowledge it this night in a

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