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youroffice; I speak of that only which is inborn and inherent to your person. iden. He cannot but love virtue wherever it is, and annex happiness always to the exercise of it. Atterbury. The temporal reward is annexed to the bare performance of the action, but the eternal to the obedience, Rogers. ANNE'x. n.s.. [from To annex.] The thing annexed; additament. Failing in his first attempt to be but like the highest in heaven, he hath obtained of men to be the same on earth, and hath accordingly assumed the annexes of divinity. Brown. Annexation n. . [from annex.] J. Conjunction; addition. If we can return to that charity and peaceable mindedness, which Christ so vehemently recommends to us, we have his own promise, that the whole body will be full of light, Matth. wi, that all other #. virtues will, by way of concomitance or annexation, attend them. Hammond. 4. Union; act or practice of adding or uniting. How annexations of benefices first came into the church, whether by the prince's authority, or the pope's licence, is a very great dispute. Ayliffe's Parergon. ANNE'xion. n.s.. [from annex.] The act of annexing; addition. It is necessary to engage the fears of men, by eannexion of such penalties as will overbalance

temporal pleasure. Rogers. Assf/xMENT. n. s. [from annex.] 1. The act of annexing. 3. The thing annexed.

When it falls, Each small annerment, petty consequence, Attends the boist’rous ruin. Shakspeare. Assi'hila Ble. adj. [from annihilate.] That may be reduced to nothing; that may be put out of existence. * ToANNIHILATE. v.a.[ad and nihilum, t.

1. To reduce to nothing; to put out of fxistence. " It is impossible for any body to be utterly annihilated; but that, as it was the work of the omnipotency of God to make somewhat of no*g, so it requireth the like omnipotency to tum somewhat into nothing. Bacon. Thou taught'st me, by making me . -Love her, who doth neglect both me and thee, T'invent and practise this one way t'annihilate all three. 10onne. He despaired of God's mercy; he, by a decollation of all hope, annibilated his mercy. Brown's Pulgar Erroir. Whose friendship can stand against assaults, strong enough to annihilate the friendship of Puny minds; such an one has reached true constancy. South. Some imagined, water sufficient to a deluge was created, and, when the business was done, disbanded and annihilated. Woodward, 4. To destroy, so as to make the thing otherwise than it was. The flood hath altered, deformed, or rather annihilated, this place, so as no man can find an mark or memory thereof. Raleigh. 3. To annul ; to destroy the agency of * thing. ere is no reason, that any one commonWOL. I.

wealth should annibilate that whereupon the whole world has agreed. Hooker. ANNIHILA’tion, n. 4. [from annihilate.] The act of reducing to nothing; the state of being reduced to nothing. God hath his influence into the very essence of things, without which their utter annihilation could not choose but follow. Hooker. That knowledge, which as spirits we obtain, Is to be valued in the midst of pain: Annihilation were to lose heav'n more: We are not quite exil'd, where thought can soar. - Dryden. ANNive'R's ARY. n. 3. [anniversarius, Lat.] -1. A day celebrated as it returns in the course of the year. For encouragement to follow the example of martyrs, the primitive christians met at the places * of their martyrdom, to praise God for them, and to observe the anniversary of their sufferings. - Stillingfleet. 2. The act of celebration, or performance, in honour of the anniversary day. Donne had never seen Mrs. Drury, whom he has made immortalin his admirable anniversaries. Dryden. 3. Anniversary is an office in the Romish church, celebrated now only once a year, but which ought to be said daily through the year, for the soul of the deceased. Ayliff's Parergon. ANN 1 v E’Rs ARY.adi.[anniversarius, Lat.] Returning with the revolution of the year; annual ; yearly. The heaven whirled about with admirable celerity, most constantly finishing its anniversary vicissitudes. ay. They deny giving any worship to a creature, as inconsistent with christianity; but confess the honour and esteem for the martyrs, which they expressed by keeping their anniversary days, and recommending their example. Stillingfleet. ANNO DOMINI. [Lat.] In the year of our Lord ; as, anno domini, or A. D. 1751 ; that is, in the seventeen hundred and fifty-first year from the birth of our Saviour. ANNo'Is n.s.. [from annoy, but not now in use..] It hath a double signification. Any hurt done either to a pub- lick place, as highway, bridge, or common river; or to a private, by laying anything that may breed infection, by encroaching, or such like means. The writ that is brought upon this trans

gression. See NUIs ANCE, the word

now used. Blount. A'NNOLIS. n. 4. An American animal,

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which they generally meet with in the world. Felton on the Classicis. To ANNo'UN CE. v.a. Lannoncer, Fr. an-nuncio, Lat.] 1. To publish; to proclaim. Of the Messiah, I have heard foretold, By all the o of thy birth at length. Announc'd by Gabriel with the first I knew. Milt. 2. To pronounce; to declare by a judicial sentence. Those, mighty Jove, mean time, thy glorious Care, Who model nations, publish laws, announce Or life or death. Prior. To ANNOTY. v. a. [annoyer, Fr.] To incommode ; to vex; to tease ; to molest. Woe to poor mam! each outward thing annoys

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Her joyous presence and sweet company In full content he there did long enjoy; Ne wicked envy, nor vile jealousy, His dear delights were able to annoy. Fairy Queen. As one who long in populous city pent, Where houses thick, and sewers, annoy the air, Torth issuing on a summer's morn to breathe Among the pleasant villages, and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight. Milton. Insects seldom use their offensive weapons, unless provoked: let them but alone, and annoy them not. Ray. ANNo’Y. m. s. [from the verb.] Injury; molestation ; trouble. Sleep, Richmond, sleep in peace, and wake in o,

-* Joy; Good *:::: guard thee from the boar's annoy. Shakspeare. All pain and joy is in their way; The things we fear bring less annoy Than fear, and hope brings greater joy; But in themselves they cannot stay. Donne. ...What then remains, but, after past annoy, To take the good vicissitude of joy Dryden. AN No'YAN CE. n.s.. [from annoy.] I. That which annoys; that which hurts. A grain, a dust, a ghat, a wand'ring hair, Any annoyance in that precious sense. Shakspeare. rows, ravens, rooks, and magpies, are great annoyances to corn. JMortimer. 2. The state of being annoyed; or act of annoying. The spit venom of their poisoned hearts breaketh out to the ansoyance of others. Flooker. The greatest annoyance and disturbance of mankind, has been from one of those two things, force or fraud. - . . . South. For the further annoyance and terrour of any besieged place, they would throw into it dead bodies. JPiłions. ANNo'YER. m. s. [from 7% annoy.] The person that annoys. A'NNUAL. adj. Lannual, Fr. from annus, Lat.] . - 1. That comes yearly. Annual for me the grape, the rose, renew The juice nectareous, and the balmy dew. Poe. 2. That is reckoned by the year. - The king's majesty Does purpose honour to you; to the which A thousand pounds a-year, annual support, Out of his grace he adds. Shakop. Iłinry VIII, 3. That lasts only a year.

The dying in the winter of the roots of plants that are annual, seemeth to be caused by the over-expence of the sap; which being prevented, they will superannuate, if they stand warm. Bacon. Every tree may, in some sense, be said to be an annual plant, both leaf, flower, and fruit, proceeding from the coat that was superinduced over the wood the last year. - J&ay. A'NNUALLY. adv. [from annual.] Yearly; every year. By two drachms, they thought it sufficient to signify a heart; because the heart at one year weigheth two drachms, that is, a quarter of an ounce; and, unto fifty years, annually encreaseth the weight of one drachm. Brown's Pulgar Err. The whole strength of a nation is the utmost that a prince can raise annually from his subjects. Swift. ANNU'ít ANT. n.s.. [from annuity.] He that possesses or receives an annuity. ANNU'ITY. n.s.. [annuité, Fr.] 1. A yearly rent to be paid for a term of life or years. The differences between a rent and an are, that every rent is going out of land; but at annuity charges only the granter, or his heirs, that have assets by descent. The second difference is, that, for the recovery of an annuity, no action lies, but only the writ of o against the granter, his heirs, or successors; but of a rent, the same actions lie as do of land. The third difference is, that an annuity is never taken for assets, because it is no freehold in law; nor shall be put in execution upon a statute merchant,. statute staple, or elegit, as arent may. Cow.lf. 2. AHoly allowance. -- . e was generally known to be the son of one earl, and brother to another, who supplied his expence, beyond what his annuity from his father would bear. Clarendon. To ANNU/L. v.a. Isrom nullus.] 1. To make void; to nullify; to abrogate; to abolish. - - . That which gives force to the law, is the at:thority that enacts it; and whoever destroys this authority, does, in effect, annul the law. Rogers. 2. To reduce to nothing ; to obliterate. Light, the pure work of God, to me's extinct; And all her various objects of delight Annull'd which might in part my grief have eas'd. - Josifer. A'N NUL.A.R. adj. [from annulus, Lat.] Having the form of a ring. . . That they might not, in bending the arm or leg, rise up, he has tied them to the bones by annular ligaments. - Cloyne. A'N NULARY. adj. [from annulus, Lat.] Having the form of rings. to . Because continual respiration is necessary, - the windpipe is made with a-ontary cartilages, that the sides of it may not flag and fall together. * * Roy. A'NNU Let. m . [from annulus, Lat.] 1. A little ring. 2. [[n heraldry.] A difference or mark of distinction, which the fifth brother of any family ought to bear in his coat of arms. 3. Annulets are also a part of the coat armour of several families; they were anciently reputed a mark of nobility and jurisdiction, it being the custom of prelates to receive their investiture per Zaculum & annulum. 4. [In architecture.] The small Square members, in the Dorick capital, under the quarter round, are called annulus. 5. Annulet is also used for a narrow flat moulding, common to other parts of the column; so called, because it encompasses the column round. Chambers. To ANNU'MERATE. v. a. [annumero, Lat.] To add to a former number; to unite to something before mentioned. ANNU ME RA’rs on. m. s. [annunteratio, Lat.] Addition to a former number. To ANNUTNCIATE. v. a. [annuncio, Lat.] To bring tidings; to relate something that has fallen out: a word not in popular use." - . . . . . . ANNU.N c1 A^T 1 on DAY. m. s. [from annunciate.] The day celebrated by the church, in memory of the angel's salutation of the blessed Virgin ; solemnized with us on the twenty-fifth of March. Upon the day of the annunciation, or Ladyday, meditate on the incarnation of our blessed Saviour: and so upon all the festivals of the year. Taylor. A’s ody N.E. adj. [from s and 32&n.] That has the power of mitigating pain. Yet durst she not too deeply probe the wound, As hoping still the nobler parts were sound: But strove with anodynes to assuage the smart, And mildly thus her med'cine did impart. Dryo. Amodynes, or abaters of pain, of the alimentary kind, are such things as relax the tension of the affected nervous fibres, as decoctions of emollient substances; those things which destroy the particular acrimony which occasions the pain; or what deadens the sensation of the brain, by procuring sleep. Arbuthnot. 72 ANC'1NT. v. a. [aindre, enoindre, part. oint, enoint, Fr.] r. To rub over with unctuous matter, as oil, or singuents. Ancinted let me be with deadly venom. Shaku. Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all th coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself wit the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit. Deuteronomy. 2. To smear; to be rubbed upon. Warm waters then, in brazen caldrons borne, Are pour'd to wash his body joint by joint, And fragrant oils the stiffen'd limbs anoint. Dryd. 3. To consecrate by unction. . . . I would not see thy sister In his anointed flesh stick boarish fangs. Shaksp. A No'INTER. n.s.. [from ancint..] The person that anoints. Axo'MA L1s M. n.s.. [from anomaly..] Amomaly ; irregularity; deviation from the common rule. - DictAsom ALI'stic AL. adj. [from anomaly.] Irregular ; applied in astronomy to the year, taken for the time in which the earth passes through its orbit, distinct from the tropical year. Aro'MA Lous, adj. [a priv. and ozoo.] Irregular; out of ń. ; deviating from the general method or analogy of things.

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elliptical form of speaking for in one, that is, in one minute ; Skinner from a and nean, or near; Minshew from on, 077. - 1. Quickly; soon ; in a short time. little snow, tumbled about, Anon becomes a mountain. Shakspeare. Will they come abroad anon f "--, -o Shall we see young Oberon 2 Ben jonson. However, witness Heav'n '' Heav'n, witness thou anon / while we discharge Freely our part. - - ilton. He was not without design at that present, as shall be made out anon; meaning by that device to withdraw himself. Clarendon. Still as I did the leaves inspire, • With such a purple light they shone, As if they had been made of fire, And spreading so, would flame anon. Waller. 2. Sometimes; now and then ; at other times. In this sense is used ever and anon, for now and then. Full forty days he pass'd, whether on hill Sometimes anon in shady vale, each night, Or harbour'd in one cave, is not reveal’d. Milt.

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1. Not the same.
He that will not lay a foundation for perpetual
disorder, must of necessity find another rise of
government than that. Locke.

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4. Not one’s self.
A man shall have diffused his life, his self,

and his whole concernments so far, that he can - weep his sorrows with another's eyes; when he has another heart, besides his own, both to share to and to support his grief. , - - South. 3. Widely different; much altered. - When the soul is beaten from its station, and the mounds of virtue are broken down, it bea comes quite another thing from what it was before. South. .ANo'THER GAINEs. adj. [See:AN oth ERGuess.] Of another kind. This word -- I have found only in Sidney. * . If my father had not played the hasty fool, I might have had anothergainer husband than Dametas. - Sidney. AN o'THER Guess, adj.[Thisword,which, though rarely used in writing, is somewhat frequent in colloquial language, I conceive to be corrupted from an, other guise ; that is, of a different guise, or manner, or form.] Of a #. kind. Oh Hocus! where art thou? It used to go in anotherguess manner in thy time. Arbuthnot. A'N's ATED. adj. [ansatus, Lat.] Having handles; or something in the form of


To ANSWER. v. n. [The etymology is uncertain; the Saxons had anorbanian, but in another sense ; the Dutch have

antwoorden.] • 1. To speak in return to a question. Are we succour'd 2 are the Moors remov’d 2 Answer these questions first, and then a thou

sand more. - - Answer them altogether. Dryden.

2. To speak in opposition. -
No man was able to answer him a word. Matt.
If it be said, we may discover the elementary
ingredients of things, I answer, that it is not
necessary that such a discovery should be prac-
ticable. oyle.
3. To be accountable for: with for.
Those many had not dared to do evil
If the first man that did th' edict infringe
Had answer'd for his deed. Shakspeare.
Some men have sinned in the principles of hu-
manity, and must answer for not being men.
-- Brown's Vulgar Errour.

... If there be any absurdity in this, our author
must answer for it. - Zocie.
4. To vindicate ; to give a justificatory
* account of: with for. - - - -
The night, so impudently fixed for my last,
made little impression on myself; but I cannot
- answer for my family. - Swift.
5. To give an account.
How they have been since received, and so
well improved, let those answer either to God
or man, who have been the authors and pro-
moters of such wise council. Temple.
He wants a father to protect his youth,
And rear him up to virtue. You must bear
The future blame, and answer to the world,
When you refuse the easy honest means
Of taking care of him. Southern.
6. To correspond to ; to suit with. -
As in water face answereth to face, so the
: heart of man to man. Proverbs.

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to: else. ". . . . A feast is made for laughter, and winemaketh merry; but money answereth all things. Etclu. 8. To satisfy any claim or petition of right or justice. elmane with rageful eyes bade him defend himself; for no less than his life would answer ... it. . . - Sidney. Revenge the jeering and disdain'd contempt Of this proud king, who studies day and night To answer all the debt he owes unto you, .. Ev’n with the bloody payments of your deaths. - -- . Shakspeare. . . Let his neck answer for it, if there is any martial law in the world. - Shakspeare. Men no sooner find their appetites unanswered, than they complain the times are injurious. - * , Raleigh. That yearly rent is still paid, even as the former casualty itself was wont to be, in parcel meal paid in and answered. Bacon. 9. To act reciprocally. Say, do'st, thou yet 'the Roman harp command 2 Do the strings answertothy noble hand? Do Io. To stand as opposite or correlative to , something else. - There can but two things create love, perfection and usefulness; to which answer on our part, 1. Admiration; and 2. Desire: and both these are centered in love. Taylor, 11. To bear proportion to. • * Weapons must needs be dangerous things, if they answered the bulk of so prodigious a pe; , son. Swift. 12. To perform what is endeavoured or intended by the agent. Our part is, to choose out the most deserving objects, and the most likely to answer the old of our charity; and when this is done, all i, ... done that liesin our power: therest mustbol

to Providence. -- Atterbury. 13. To comply with. ...He dies that touches of this fruit,

ill I and my affairs are answered. Shakport;

14. To succeed; to produce the wished
event. * - . .
* Jason followed her counsel, wheretowhen the
event had answered, he again demanded, of
: fleece. T Raleigh.
In operations upon bodies for their version.
alteration, the trial in great quantities doth no
answer the trial in small; and so dece."
• many. , * * Bacon.

15. To appear to any call, or authoritat."


rummons; in which sense, though fi-
guratively, the following passage may
be, perhaps, taken.
Thou wert betterinthy grave,than to answer,
... with thy uncovered body, this extremity of the
skies, Shakspeare.
16. To be over-against anything. . .
Fire answers fire, and, by their paly beams,
Each battle sees the other's umber'd face. Shak.
A'Nswer. n.f. [from To answer.] .
1. That which is said, whether in speech
or writing, in return to a question, or
position. - - -
It was a right answer of the physician to his
patient, that indoors eyes: If you have more
Pleasure in wine than in your sight, wine is good.
. How can we think of appearing at that tri-
bunal, without being able to give a ready answer
to the questions which he shall then put to us,
about the poor and the afflicted; the hungry and
th; naked, the sick and imprisoned? Arizoury.
* An account to be given to the demand
of justice.
e'll call you to so hot an answer for it,
That you shill chide your trespass, Shahpeare.
3. In law, a confutation of a charge exhi-
bited against a person. -
A personal answer ought to have three quali-
*; it ought to be pertinent to the matter in
hand; it o to be absolute and unconditional;
it ought to be clear and certain. Ayliffe.

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*** such a likeness as an imperfect : doth give, anowo, enough in . fea... and colours, but erringin others. Sidney. com e oughters of Atlas were ladies who, ačthe .. *ch as came to be registered amon in : * brought forth children anorail. * to those that begot them. Raleigh. 4. "Portionate; suitable. Only add ; thy knowledge answerable; add faith, y nam ue, patience, temperance; add love * - ro * to come, call'd c arity, the soul

oil one rest, 5. Sitable; suited. JMilton.

T e followi - ng, by certaine “virall, to that w #. states of men, an

a great person himself

professeth, as of soldiers to him that hath been - employed in the wars, hath been a thing well

taken even in monarchies. Bacon.
If answerable style I can obtain
Of my celestial patroness. . Millon.

6. Equal; equivalent. ere be no kingswhosemean:are answerable unto other men's desires. Raleigh. 7. Relative; correlative. That to every petitionforthings needful, there should be somé answerable sentence of thanks provided particularly to follow, is not requisite. - ooker. A'Nsw ERA BLE Ness. m. s. [from answerable.] The quality of being answerable. Dict. A'Nswerably, adv. [from answerable.] In due proportion; with proper correspondence ; o The broader seas are, if they be entire, and - free from islands, they are answerably deeper. Brerewood on 7. It bears light sorts, into the atmosphere, to a greater or lesser height, answerably to the greater or lesser intenseness of the heat. Woodward. A/N sw ER ER. n.J. [from answer.] . . 1. He that answers; he that speaks in return to what another has spoken. I know your mind, and I will satisfy it; neither will I do it like a niggardly answerer, going no further than the § of the question. - - - Sidney. 2. He that manages the controversy against one that has written first. It is very unfair in any writer to employ ignorance and malice together; because it gives his answerer double work. - Swift. ANT. n. 3. [aemezz, Sax, which junius imagines, not without probability, to have been first contracted to aemt, and then softened to ant.] An emmet; a pismire. A small insect that lives in great numbers together in hillocks. We'll set thee to school to an ant, to teach thee there's no labouring in the winter. Shaki. Methinks, all cities now but ant-hills are, Where when the several labourers I see For children, house, provision, taking pain, They're all but ants carrying eggs, straw, and grain. onne. Learn each small people's genius, policies; The ants’ republick, and the realm of bees. Pope. ANT-B.E.A.R. m. s. [from ant and bear.] An animal that feeds on ants. Divers quadrupeds feed upon insects; and some live wholly upon them; as two sorts of tamanduas upon ants, which therefore are called in English ant-bears. RayANT-HILL, or Hillock. n. 4. [from ant and bill.] The small protuberances of earth in which ants make their nests. Put blue flowers into an ant-hill, they will be stained with red; because the ants drop . them their stinging liquor, which hath the effect of oil of vitriol. Ray. Those who have seen ant billocks, have easily perceived those small heaps of corn about their Inests. Addison. AN’ T. A contraction for and it, or rather and if it; as an’t please you ; that is, and if it please you. ANT A/G on 1st. m. s. [37, and Aytosov.] 1. One who contends with another; an opponent. It implics generally a per

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