A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805
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Astonishment ; confusion, either of fear or wonder. - Fairfax, whose name in arms
thro' Europe rings, And fills # mouths with envy or with praise, And all her jealous
monarchs with awaze. - Milton, Meantime the Trojan cuts his wat'ry way, Fix'd ...
To fright ; to strike with sudden fear; to depress ; to discourage. Whilst she spake,
her great words did appal My feebie courage, and my heart oppress, That yet I
quake and tremble over all. Fairy Q. Give with thy trumpet a loud note to Troy, ...
They all be brought up idly, without awe of parents, without precepts of masters,
and without fear of offence. ... This thought fixed upon him who is only to be
feared, God; and yet with a filial fear, which at the same time both fears and loves.
Invading fears repel my cowardjoy, And ills foreseen the present bliss destroy.
Prior. Coow A R D ic E. m. s. [from coward.] Fear; habitual timidity; pusillanimity;
want of courage. o Certes, sir knight, ye been too much to blame, Thus for to blot
He that hath been affrighted with the fears of hell, or remembers how often he
hath been spared from an horrible damnation, will not be ready to ... rear, As if
late fight had nought him damnified, He was dismay'd, and 'gun his fate to fear.
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