An American Dictionary of the English Language: Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definition of Words

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Harper, 1844 - English language - 1079 pages

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Page ii - Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words. Abridged from the Quarto Edition of the Author. To which are added a Synopsis of Words differently Pronounced by different Orthoepists ; and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page 219 - That which is due from one person to another, whether money, goods or services; that which one person is bound to pay to another or to perform for his benefit ; that of which payment is liable to be exacted ; due; obligation; liability.
Page 26 - A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances.
Page 7 - an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation ; an event which proceeds from an unknown cause, or is an unusual effect of a known cause, and therefore not expected; chance; casualty; contingency.
Page ii - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 53 - Skill, dexterity, or the power of performing certain actions, acquired by experience, study or observation.
Page 229 - Government by the people; a form of government, in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the people collectively, or in which the people exercise the powers of legislation.
Page 104 - To break loose, to get free by force; to escape from confinement by violence; to shake off restraint To break off, to part; to divide; also, to desist suddenly. To break off from, to part from with violence.
Page 149 - To call for ; to ask or seek to obtain, by virtue of authority, right or supposed right ; to challenge as a right ; to demand as due.
Page 183 - We say a combination of men to overthrow the Government, or a combination to resist tyranny; another meaning is close union in connection." He defines "conspiracy" a combination of men for an evil purpose; an agreement between two or more persons to commit some crime in concert...

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