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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Ali'v E. adj. [from a and live.] 1, In the state of life ; not dead. Nor well alive, nor
wholly dead they were, But some faint signs of feeble life appear. Dryd. Not
youthful kings in battle seiz'd alive, Not scornful lovers who their charms survive.
AMPHIBIOUS. adj. [*** and £32.] 1. That partakes of two natures, so as to live in
two elements; as in air and water. A creature of amphibious nature, On land a
beast, a fish in water. Hudibrar. Those are called amphibious, which live freely in
All the Tartarians, and the people about the Caspian Sea, which are naturally
Scythians, live in hordes; being the very same that the lish toolies are, driving
their cattle with them, and feeding only on their milk and white meats. Spenter.
To live. Let him breathe, between the heav'ns and earth, A private man in Athens.
Shakspeare. 3. To take breath ; to rest. He presently followed the victory so hot
upon the Scots, that he suffered them not to breatie, or gather themselves ...
Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee Jest and youthful jollity, §. and cranks,
and wanton wiles, s and becks, and wreathed smiles, Such as hang on Hebe's
cheek And love to live in dimple sleek. Milton. CRANK. adj. [from onkranck, Dut.
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