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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[In some of its senses, it seems derived from accessus ; in others, fom accessio,
Lat, acces, Fr.] 1. ... 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.
It is used generally in a figurative sense, and often with the particle to. Contingent
*. to be the whole adeouate object of ar courage; but a necessa ard o : paleness
into #: stoutest heart. Harvey on Consumptions. The arguments were proper, ...
This seems the genuine and original sense of the word, which was formerly
indifferent to good or ill. We have closely sent for Hamlet hither, the, as 't were by
accident, may here Affat Ophelia. Shakspeare's Hamlet. The seditious, the next
Odious matters admit not of an ampliation, but : to be restrained and interpreted
in the oldest sense. Ayliffe's Parergon. *: Diffuseness; enlargement. .The
obscurity of the subject, and the prejudice and prepossession of most readers,
may d ...
The putting of words, duly chosen,together in such a manner as is proper to
convey a complete sense. Clarke. Some particles constantly, and others in
certain constructions, have the sense of a whole sentence contained in them.
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