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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Should Nature's self invade the world again, And o'er the centre spread the liquid
main, Thy pow'r were safe. Waller. ... or the strength of his will, certain it is, that
the perpetual trouble of his fortunes could not have i. without defects in is nature.
j. anything of nature, but by an analysis of its true initial causes; till we know the
first springs of natural motions, we are still but ignorants. Glanville. As Alv'rica L.
adj. [from analysis.] . 1. That resolves anything into first principles; that separates
C6'NGENER. m. s. [Latin.] A thing of the same kind or nature. The cherry-tree has
been often grafted on the laurel, to which it is a congener. Miller. CoN GE'N E
Rous. adf. [congener, Latin.] Of the same kind ; arising from the same original.
[con and natural.] 1. United with the being ; connected by nature. First, in man's
mind we find an appetite To learn and know the truth of every thing; Which is
connatural, and born with it. Davier. These affections are connatural to us, and as
The ways were made of several layers of flat stones and flint: the construction
was a little various, according to the nature of the soil, or the materials which they
found. Arbuthnot. 3. [In grammar.] The putting of words, duly chosen,together in ...
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