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Dispute; debate ; quarrel.; controversy. DIPTERENTLY. adv. [from different.]
What was the difference?- It was a conten- In a different manner. tion in publick.
Sbakspeare's Cymbeline. He may consider how differently he is affected He is weary of his life, that hath a diff:ror:ce by the same thought, which presents itself in a with any of them, and will walk abroad after
great writer, from what he is when he finds it daylight.
delivered by an ordinary genius. Addisori. Nothing could have fallen out more unluckily Di'FFERINGLY. adv. (from differing.} than that there should be such differences among In a different manner. them about that which they protend to be the only means of ending diferences. Tillotson.
Such protuberant and concave parts of a sur
face may remit the light so differingly, as to vary 5. Distinction.
Boyle Our constitution does not only make a differe DIFFICIL. adj. [dificilis, Latin.) ence between the guilty and the innocent, but, even among the guilty, between such as are
1. Difficult; hard; not easy; not obvi. more or less criminal. Addison's Freebo'der. ous. Little used. 6. Point in question ; ground of contro
That that should give motion to an unwieldy
bulk, which itself hath neither bulk nor motion, versy. Are you acquainted with the difference
is of as difficil apprehension as any mystery in That holds this present question in the court?
Latin was not more difficil,
Than to a blackbird 'tis to whistle. Hudibras. 7. A logical distinction. Some are never without a difference; and com.
2. Scrupulous; hard to be persuaded.
The cardinal finding the pope difficil in grant, moniy, by amusing men with a subtilty, blanch the matter.
ing the dispensation, doth use it as a principal 8. Evidences of distinction; differential
argument, concerning the king's merit, that he
had touched none of those deniers which had marks.
been levied by popes in Englınd.
Bacon. Henry had the title of sovereign, yet did not Di'FFICILNESS. n. s. [from dificil.) Difput those things in execution which are the true
ficulty to be persuaded ; incompliance; marks and diffetences of sovereignty. Davies, 9. Distinct kind.
impracticability. A word not in use, This is notoriously known in some differences of break or fern. Broun's Vulgar Errours. There be that in their nature do not affect To Di'FFERENCE. v.a. (from The noun.]
the good of others: the lighter sort of malignity
turneth but to a crossness, or frowardness, or To cause a difference; to make one thing not the same as another.
aptness to oppose, or difficilness, or the like;
but the deeper sort to envy and mere mischief. Most are apt to seek all the differences of let
Bacon. ters in those articulating motions; whereas seve- 'DI'FFICULT. adj. [difficilis, Latin.) al conibinations of letters are framed by the very same motions of those organs which are
1. Hard ; not easy; not facil. commonly observed, and are differenced by other
It is difficult in the eyes of this people. Zachar. Holder.
2. Troublesome ; vexatious. , Grass differencetb a civil and well cultivated 3. Hard to please ; peevish; miorose. region from a barren and desolate wilderness. DI'FFICULTLY. adv. [from dificuit.]
Ray. We see nothing that differences the courage
Hardly ; with difficulty ; not easily. of Mnestheus froin that of Sergesthus. Pope.
A man, who has always indulged himself in
the full enjoyment of his station, will difficultly DIFFERENT. adj. [from differ.]
be persuaded to think any methods unjust that 1. Distinct; not the same.
offer to continue it.
Rocers' Sermons. There are covered galleries that lead from the Di'FFICULTY. n. s. [froin difficult ; difpalace to five different churches. Addison. ficulté, French.) 2. Of contrary qualities. The Dritons change
1. Hardness ; contrariety to easiness or Sweet native home for unaccustom'd air,
facility. And other climes, where diff'rent food and soil
The religion which, by this covenant, we enPortend disteinpers.
gage ourselves to observe, is a work of labour
and difficulty; a service that requires our greatest 3. Unlike; dissimilar.
care and attention. Neither the shape of faces, nor the age, nor
2. That which is hard to accomplish; the colour, ought to be alike in all tigures, any hore than the hair ; because men are as different
that which is not easy, from each other, as the regions in which they
They mistake dificulties for impossibilities: a are born are different. Dryden's Dufresnov.
pernicious mistake certainly; and the more pero Happiness consists in things which produce
nicious, for that men are seldom convinced of pleasure, and in the absence of those which
it, till their convictions do them no good. Soutb. cause any pain: now these, to different men, are
3. Distress; opposition. very different things.
Locke. Thus, by degrees, he rose to Jove's imperial DIFFERE'NTIAL Method, is applied to the doctrine of infinitesimals, or infi
Thus difficulties prove a soul legitimately great. nitely small quantities, called the arith- 4. Perplexity in affairs ; uneasiness of cir
Dryden. merick of fuxions. It consists in de
cumstances. scending from whole quantities to their They lie under some difficulties by reason of infinitely small differences, and com- the cniperor's displeasure, who has forbidden paring together these infinitely small their manufactures.
Allison on Italy. differences, of what kind soever they 5. Objection; cavil. be: and from thence it takes the name
Men should consider, that raising difficult es of the differential calculus, or analysis
concerning the mysteries in religion, cannot of infinitesimals.
ersy. DIPTERENTLY. adv. (from different
He may consider how differently he is affected
by the same thought, which presents itself in a after
great writer, from what he is when he finds is
delivered by an ordinary genius. ckily Di FFERINGLY. adv. (from differing.! mong
In a different manner. e the
Such protuberant and concave parts of : SUT• face may remit the light so dijeringly, as to vary
a colour. fer DIFFICIL. adj. (difficilis, Latin.)
1. Difficult; hard; not easy; not obvi.
That that should give motion to an unwieldy
is of as difficil apprehension as any mystery in urt?
Than to a blackbird 'tis to whistle. Hludibra. 2. Scrupulous; hard to be
The cardinal finding the pope difficil in grant, lanch Bacon. ing the dispensation, doth use it as a prinore
argument, concerning the king's merit. tinat ia
been levied by popes in Engl.ind. Bazar. ana Dí'FFICILNESS. n. s. [from dificil.) D:fficulty to be persuaded ; incompliance
impracticability. A word not in usc,
There be that in their nature do not affect
. leta Eve- DIFFICULT. adj. [difi. riis, Latin.] the
1. Hard ; not easy; not facil.
It is difficult in the eyes of this people. Zaria.
2. Troublesome ; vexatious. ered 3. Hard to please ; peevish ; niorose.
DIFFICULTLY. adv. [from dificult.
Hardly; with difficulty; not easily.
the full enjoyment of his station, will difficult
offer to continue it.
5. DIFFIDE. v. t. (diffido, Latin.] irregular : as, a difform flower, one To distrust; to have no confidence in. of which the leaves are unlike each With hope and fear
other. The woman did the new solution hear:
The unequal refractions of difform rays proThe man diffides in his own augury,
ceed not from any contingent irregularities; And doubts the gods.
Dryden. such as are veins, an uneven polish, or fortuitous DIFFIDENCE. n. s. [from diffide. [
position of the pores of glass. Newton. 1. Distrust; want of confidence in others. Diffoʻrmity. n. s. [from difform.) Di
No man almost thought himself secure, and versity of form ; irregularity; dissimimen durst scarce commune or talk one with another; but there was a general difñdence every
litude. where. Bacon's Hen. vii.
While they murmur against the present disYou have brought scandal posure of things, they desire in them a difformity To Israel, diffidence of God, and doubt
from the primitive rule, and the idea of that In feeble hearts, propense enough before
mind that formed all things best. Brown. Milton's Agonistes. DifFRA'NCHISEMENT. 1. s. [franchise, 2. Doubt; want of confidence in our- French.] The act of taking away the selves.
privileges of a city. If the evidence of its being, or that this is its true sense, he only on probable proofs, our
To DIFFU'SE. v. a. [diffusus, Latin.) assent can reach no higher than an assurance or
1. To pour out upon a plane, so that the diffidence arising from the more or less apparent liquor may run every way; to pour probability of the proofs.
Locke. without particular direction. Be silent always when you doubt your sense; When these waters began to rise at first, long And speak, thougla sure, with seeming diffidence. before they could swell to the height of the
mountains, they would diffuse themselves every Whatsoever atheists think on, or whatsoever
Burnet's Theory. they look on, all do administer some reasons for suspicion and diffidence, lest possibly they may be
2. To spread ; 'to scatter ; to disperse. in the wrong; and then it is a fearful thing to fall
Wisdom had ordain'd into the hands of the living God.
Good out of evil to create; instead DIFFIDENT. adj. (from difile.]
Of spirits malign, a better race to bring 1. Distrustful ; doubting others.
Into their vacant room, and thence diffuse
His good to worlds, and ages, infinite Milton. Of wisdom; she deserts thee not, if thou
No sect wants its apostles to propagate and Dismiss not her, when most thou need'st her
Decay of Piety.
A chief renown'd in war,
Milton. Pliny speaks of the Seres, the same people
Whose race shall bear aloft the Latian name, with the Chinese, as being very shy and diffident
And through the conquer'd world diffuse our fame.
Dryden. Arbutbrot, 3. Doubtful of an event, used of things;
His eyes difus'd a venerable grace, uncertain.
And charity itself was in his face. Dryden. I was really so difident of it, as to let it lie
DIFFU's E, adj. [diffusus, Latin.) by me these two years, just as you now see it.
1. Scattered ; widely spread.
Pope. 2. Copious; not concise. 3. Doubtful of himself; not confident.
DIFFU'SED. participial adj. [from diffuse.) I am not so confident of my own sufficiency, as not willingly to admit the counsel of others;
This word seenis to have signified, in but yet I am not so diffident of myself, as bru
Shakspeare's time, the same as wild, tishly to submit to any man's dictates.
Let them from forth a sawpit rush at once, Distress makes the humble heart diffident:
King Charles. :
He grows like
And every thing that seems unnatural. Sbaksp.
Dict. DIFFIssion. n. s. (diffissio
, Lat.). The
DIFFU'SEDLY. adv. [from diffused. Dici.
Widelys, dispersedly ; in manner of
that which is spread every way. act of scattering with a blast of wind. DIFFU’SEDNESS: n. s. [from diffused.]
The state of being diffused ; dispera
DIFFU'SELY. adv. (from diffuse.)
2. Copiously; not concisely.
1. Dispersion ; the state of being scattered
every way. Brown's Vul. Err.
Whereas all bodies act either by the communication of their natures, or by the impressions and signatures of their motions, the diffusion of species visible seemeth to participate more of the former operation, and the species audible of the latter.
Bacon's Nat. Hist. A sheet of very well sleeked marble paper did not cast distinct colours upon the wall, nor throw its light with an equal di fusion; but threw
in their manner of dealing.
To cleave in two; to split. act of cleaving or splitting, DIFFla'tion. 9. s. (diftare, Lat.] The
1. Hardness; contrariety to easiness or
The religion which, by this covenant, weet gage ourselves to observe, is a work of laboura and diffeulty; a service that requires our greatest care and attention.
Roantse 2. That which is hard to accomplish; that which is not easy,
They mistake difficulties for impossibilities: 2 pernicious mistake certainly; and the more per bicious, for that men are seldom convinced of
it, till their convictions do them no good. South
Thus, by degrees, he rose to Jove's imperial
uneasiness of cir.
They lie under some difficulties by
Adlisen en Itals
Men should consider, that raising difficules
D/PFLUENCE. I n. s. [from diffluo, Lat.)
away on all sides; the effect of Auidity;
coey; and admitteth not its essence, but condiDI'FFLUENT. adj. (difluens, Lat.) Flow
ing every way; not consistent; not
fixed. DIFFORM. adj. [from forma, Latin.)
Contrary to uniform ; having parts of different structure ; dissimilar ; unlike;
its beams, unstained and brigh, to this and that But greedy mortals, rummaging her stote, part of the wall.
Boyle on Colours.
Digg d from her entrails first the precious are: 2. Copiousness; exuberance of style.
Dryden's Ovid. DIFFU'sive. adj. [from diffuse.)
To Dig. V. n. To work with a spade ; 1. Having the quality of scattering any
to work in making holes, or turning thing every way.
the ground. Difusive of themselves, where'er they pass 'They long for death, but it cometh not; and They make that warmth in others they expect:
dig for it more than for hid treasures. Job. Their valour works like bodies on a glass,
The Italians have often dug into lands, deAnd does its image on their men project. Dryd.
scribed in old authors as the places where statues 2. Scattered; dispersed; having the qua
or obelisks stood, and seldom failed of success.
Addison's Travels. lity of suffering diffusion.
To Dig up. V. a. To throw up that All liquid bodies are diffusive; for their parts,
which is covered with earth. being in motion, have no connexion, but glide and fall off any way.
Burnet. If i digg'd up thy forefathers graves, No man is of so general and difusive a lust,
And lung their rotten cofins up in chains,
It would not slake wine ire. as to prosecute his amours all the world over.
Shaksi. South. DI'GAMY. 11. 5. (Oryawóz.] Second marThe stars, no longer overlaid with weight, riage ; marriage to a second wife after Exert their heads from underneath the mass, the death of the first : as bigamy, having And upward shoot, and kindle as they pass, two wives at once. And with difusive light adorn their heav'nly place.
Dr. Champny only proves, that archbishop
Cranmer was twice' niarried; which is not deCherish'd with hope, and fed with joy it grows;
nied: but brings nothing to prove that such Its cheerful buds their opening bloom disclose,
bigamy, or digamy rather, deprives a bishop of And round the happy soil diffusive odour flows.
the lawful use of his power of ordaining. 3. Extended.
DI GERENT. adj. [digerens, Lat.] That They are not agreed among themselves where infallibility is seated; whether in the pope alone,
has the power of digesting, or causing or a council alone, or in both together, or in the
Dict. diffusive body of christians. Tillutsuba Di'cest. 1. s. [digesta, Latin.) The DIFFU'SIVELY. adv. (from diffusive.] pandect of the civil law, containing the
Widely ; extensively; every way.. opinions of the ancient lawyers. Diffu'SIVENESS. n.s. [from diffusive. } I had a purpose to make a particular digest, or 1. Extension ; dispersion ; the power of
recompilement to the laws of mine own nation.
Bacon. diffusing; the state of being difi'used.
Laws in the digest shew that the Romans ap2. Want of conciseness ; large compass plied themselves to trade. Arbuthnot on Coins. of expression.
TO DIGEST. v. a. [digero, digestum, The fault that I find with a modern legend, is
Latin.) its diffusiveness ; you have sometimes the whole side of a medal over-run with it. Addis, on Med.
1. To distribute into various classes or TO DIG. v.a. pret. dug, or digged; part.
repositories; to range or dispose mepass. dug, or digged. [dic, Saxon, a thodically. ditch ; dyger, Danish, to dig.]
2. To concoct in the stomach, so as that 1. To pierce with a spade.
the various particles of food may be Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now
applied to their proper use. in the wall, and when I had digged in the wall, If little faults, proceeding on distemper, I beheld a door.
Ezekiel. Shall not be wink'd at, how shall we stretch our 2. To form by digging,
суе, Seek with heart and mouth to build up the
When capital crimes chew'd, swallow'd, and walls of Jerusalem which you have broken
digested, down; and to fill up the mines that you have
Shalsp. Henry V. digged, by craft and subtlety, to overthrow the
Each then has organs to digest his food;
One to beget, and one receive, the brood. Prior. He built towers in the desert, and disced many
3. To soften by heat, as in a boiler, or in wells; for he had much cattle. 2 Chronicles. a dunghil; a chymical term. 3. To cultivate the ground by turning it 4. To range methodically in the mind; with a spade.
to apply knowledge by meditation to The walls of your garden, without their fur- its proper use. niture, look as ill as those of your house ; so Chosen friends with sense refin'd, that you cannot dig up your garden too often. Learning digested well.
Thomson. Temple. 5. To reduce to any plan, scheme, or Be first to dig the ground, be first to burn
method, The branches lopt.
Dryden's Virgil. 4. To pierce with a sharp point.
Leaps o'er the vaunt and firstlings of those broils, A rav'nous vulture in his open'd side
'Ginning 'i th' middle : starting thence away Her crooked beak and cruel talons tried;
To what may be digested in a play.
Sbaksp. Still for the growing liver digg’d his breast,
6. To receive without loathing or reThe growing liver still supplied the feast. Dryd.
pugnance; not to reject. s. To gain by digging.
First, let us go to dinner. It is digged
out of even the highest mountains, -Nay, let me praise you while I have a stomach. and all parts of the earth contingently ; as the -No, pray thee, let it serve for table-talk ; : pyrites.
Woodward. Then howsoe'er thou speak'st, 'mongst other Nor was the ground alone requir'd to bear
things Her annual income to the crooked share ;
I shall digest it.
Sbakspeare's Mer. of Verte
is and that But greedy mortals, summaging her stert, on Csiours. Digi'd from her entrails first the precious art. style.
Dryden's Coil .]
To Dic. v. n. To work with a spade ; Ering any
to work in making holes, or turning the ground.
They long for death, but it cometh not; and hey expect:
dig for it more than for hid treasures. Jl. a glass,
The Italians have otten dug into lands, de ject. Dryd.
scribed in old authors as the places where status or obelisks stood, and seldom failed of success
Addison's Trasels. To Dig up. v. a. To throw up that =, iet guide
which is covered with earth. Birut.
If i digg't up thv forefathers graves, cire a lust,
And bung their rotten cothins up in chains, Eli Or. It would not slake roine ire.
Slabop: South. DIGAMY. 11. s. Cosyayáz.] Second mar
riage ; marriage to a second wife after
the death of the first: as bigamy, having i s?ss,
two wives at once. i hearinly Iryten.
Dr. Champny only proves, tha: archbishop
Cranmer was twice niarried; which is not deevit grows;
nied: but brings nothing to prove that such dinice,
bizamy, or dig amy rather, deprives a bishop of Prier.
the lawful use of his power of ordaining.
D'GERENT. adj. [digerens, Lat.] That Tes where
has the power of digesting, or causing digestion.
Det. Tilledsoba Digest. n. S. [digesta, Latin.) The asive.] pandect of the civil law, containing the
ay. opinions of the ancient lawyers. usive.) I had a purpose to make a particular disest
, or recompilement to the laws of mine own nadon.
Laws in the digest shew that the Romans as compass plied themselves to trade. Arbuthnet on Ceins
TO DIGEST. v. a. [digero, digestwa,
Latin.] 1. To distribute into various classes or
repositpriés; to range or dispose me#; part.
thodically. 2. To concoct in the stomach), so as that
the various particles of food may be
applied to their proper use. the now he wall,
If litele faults, proceeding on distemper, Ezckich
Shall not be wink'd at, how shall we stretch out
or in the
in the stomach.
The pleasance of aumbers is, that rudeness and Dige'stive. adj. [from digest.)
1. Having the power to cause digestions lessons of civility.
or to strengthen the stomach. 7. To receive and enjoy:
A chilifactory menstruum, or a digestive preCornwal and Albany,
paration, drawn from species or individuals, With my two daughters dowers, digert the third.
whose stomachs peculiarly dissolve lapideous Shakspeart. bodies.
Brown's Vid. Err. 3. [In chirurgery.) To dispose a wound
2. Capable by heat to soften and subdue. to generate pus in order to a cure.
The earth and sun were in that very state; the To Digest. v.1.
To generate matter, one active, piercing, and digestive, by its heat; as a wound, and tend to a cure.
the other passive, receptive, and stored with Dice'ster. 7, s. (from digest.)
materials for such a production.
Hale. 1. He that digests or disposes.
3. Methodising; adjusting. 2. He that digests or concocts his food.
To business, ripend by digestive thought,
This future rule is into method brought. Drycle People that are bilious and fat, rather than lean, are great eaters and ill digesters. Arbutb. Digestive. n. s. [from digest.] An ap3. A strong ve-sel or engine, contrived
plication which disposes a wound to by M. Papin, wherein to boil, with a
Wiseman. very strong heat, any bony substances,
Dige'sTURE. n. s.
Concoction. Not so as to reduce them into a fiuid state.
Quincy. 4. That which causes or strengthens the
Neither tie yourself always to eat meats of easy digesture; such as veal, sweetbreads. Harvey.
Digger. n. s. [from dig.) One that Rice is of excellent use for all illnesses of the stomach, a great restorer of health, and a great
opens the ground with a spade. digester.
When we visited mines, we have been told
Temple. DICE'stible, adj. (from digest.] Capa
by diogers, that even when the sky seemed clear,
there would suddenly arise a steam so thick, ble of being digested or concocted. that it would put out their candles. Boyle.
Those medicines that purge by stool are, at To Dight. 7. a. [dihtan, to prepare, the first, not digestible by the stomach, and therefore move iminediately downwards to the guts.
to regulate, Saxon.) DIGE'stion. n. s. (from digest.) Bacon's Natural History. 1. To dress; to deck; to bedeck; to
embellish; to adorn. It seems always 1. The act of digesting or concocting food
to signify the past : the particle passive
is dight, as dighted in Hudibras is perNow good digestion wait on appetite,
haps improper. And health on both.
Shaksp. Macbeth. Let my due feet never fail Digestion is a fermentation begun, because
To walk the studious cloisters pale; there are all the requisites of such a fermenta- And love the high embowed roof, tion; heat, air, and morion : but it is not a com
With antick pillar, massy proof; plete fermentation, because that requires a
And storied windows richly digit, greater time than the continuance of the ali- Casting a dim religious light.
Milton ment in the stomach: vegetable putrefaction
Just so the proud insulting lass resembles very much animal digestion.
Array'd and digbted Hudibras. Hudibras. Arbuthnot on Aliments. Quantity of food cannot be determined by
2. To put on. measures and weights, or any general Lessian
On his head his dreadful hat he dight,
Which maketh him invisible to sight. Hubb.Tale. rules; but must vary with the vigour or decays Dight. n. s. [digitus, Latin.] ef age or of health, and the use or disuse of air or of exercise, with the changes of appetite;
1. The measure of length containing three and then, by what every man may find or susa.
fourths of an inch. pect of the present strength or weakness of
If the inverted tube of mercury be but twentyEvery morsel to a satisfied hunger, is only a
five digits high, or somewhat more, the quick.
silver will not fall, but remain suspended in the Soutb.
tube, because it cannot press the subjacent mer. 2. The preparation of matter by a chymi
cury with so great a force as doth che incumbent
cylinder of the air, reaching thence to the top We conceive, indeed, that a perfect good con
of the atmosphere. Boyle's Spring of the Air. or maturation of some
2. The twelfth part of the diameter of Bacon.
the sun or moon. 3. Any of the numbers expressed by sin
gle figures; any number to ten :
called from counting upon the fingers. Blackmore.
Not only the numbers seven and nine, from
considerations abstruse, have been extolled by The digestion of the counsels in Sweden is
nost, but all or most of other digits have been pende in senate, consisting of forty counsellers, Dicitated. adj. [from digitus, Latin.)
as mystically applauded. Brown's Vulg. Errours. Temple.
Branched out into divisions like fina gers: as a digitated leaf is a leaf com. posed of many small leaves.
For animals multifidous, or such as are digitated, or have several divisions in their feet, there are but two that are uniparous; that is, men and elephants. Brown's Vulgar Errours.
Legend, is he whole - on Med
new labour to a tired digestion.
ise ; so
When capital crimes chew'd, swallow'd, and orchen
digested, ou have Appear
Each then has organs to digest his tood;
One to beget, and one receive, the brood. Prir.
To range methodically in the mind;
to apply knowledge by meditation to
Chosen friends with sense refin'd,
Leaps o'er the vaunt and firstlings of those broils,
First, let us go to dinner. tains,
-Nay, let me praise you while I have a stomach as the ---No, pray thee, let it serve for table-talk; : evard.
Then howsoe'er thou speak's', 'mongst other
Sbakspeare's Mer of Tas
cection, or digestion, metals, will produce gold.
Did chymick chance the furnaces prepare, Raise all the labour-houses of the air,
And lay crude vapours in digestion there? 3. Reduction to a plan; the act of metho.
dising; the inaturation of a design.
who are generally the greatest men. 4. The act of disposing a wound to gene. s. The disposicion of a wound or sore to generate matter. The first stage of healing, or the discharge of patter, is by surgcens called digestion. Sbarp.
stamped upon the aspect; to see the cheeks 10. To languish with pleasure or tender. take the die of the passions, and appear in all
ness. the colours of thought. Collier of the Aspect. To sounds of heav'nly harps she dies away, To Die. v. n. (beadjan, Saxon.]
And melts in visions of eternal day. Pope 1. To lose life; to expire ; to pass into 11. To vanish. another state of existence.
This battle fares like to the morning's war, Thou dost kill me with thy falsehood; and it When dying clouds contend with growing light. grieves me not to die, but it grieves me that thou
Sbakspeare art the murtherer.
Siuncy. The smaller stains and blemishes may die Nor did the third his conquests long survive, away and disappear, amidst the brightness that Dying ere scarce he had begun to live. Addison. surrounds them; but a blot of a deeper nature
Oh let me live my own, and die so too! casts a shade on all the other beauties, and darkTo live ard die is all I have to do. Denbar. ens the whole character. Addison's Spectator. 2. To perish by violence or disease. 12. [In the style of lovers.] To languish
'T'he dira only served to confirm him in his with affection. first opinion, that it was his destiny to die in the
The young men acknowledged, in love-letters, ensuing combat. Dryden. that they died for Rebecca.
Tatler. Talk not of life or ransom, he replies; 13. To wither, as a vegetable. Patroclus dead, whoever meets me, dies :
Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground, In vain a single Trojan sues-for grace ;
and die, it abidcth alone; but if it dic, it bring. But least the sons of Priam's hateful race:
eth forth much fruit.
Jobno Die then, my
friend! what boots it to deplore ? he good Patroclus is no more!
14. To grow vapid, as liquor. He, far thy better, was foredoom'd to die;
Die. n. š. pl. dice. [dé, Fr. dis, Welsh.) And thou, dost thou, bewail mortality? Pope. 1. A small cube, marked on its faces with 3. It has by before an instrument of death. numbers from one to six, which game
Their young men shall die by the sword: their sters throw in play. sons and daughters shall die by famine. Jerem. Keep a gamester from the dice, and a good 4. Of before a disease.
student from his book, and it is wonderful. They often come into the world c!car, and
Sbakspeare. with the appearance of sound bodies; which,
I have set my life upon a cast, notwithstanding, have been intected with disease, And I will stand the hazard of the dice. Shakse: and have died of it, or at least have been very ins He knows which way the lot and the dice shall firm.
Wiseman. fall, as -rfectly as if they were already çast, 5. For commonly before a privative, and
South, of before a positive cause : these pre
2. Hazard ; chance. positions are not always truly distin
Eftsoons his cruel hand sir Guyon staid, guished.
Temp’ring the passion with advisement slow, At first she startles, then she stands amaz'd;
And must'ring might on enemy dismay'd;
For th' equal die of war he well did know. At last with terror she from thence doth Ay, And loaths the wat'ry glass wherein she gaz'd,
So both to battle fierce arranged are;
Under my spear: such is the die of war.
Fairy Queen. Addison. Hipparchus being passionately fond of his own
Thine is th' adventure, thine the victory: wife, who was enamoured of Bathyllus, leaped
Well has tiny fortune turn'd the dic for thee.
Dryder and died of his fall.
3. Any cubick body. 6. To be punished with death. If I die for it, as no less is threatened me, the
Young creatures have learned spelling of words
by having them pasted upon little flac tablets or king my old master must be relieved. Shaksp. dies.
Wetts. What is the love of our neighbour? - Die. n. s. plur. dies. The stamp used in -The valuing hiin as the image of God, one for whom Christ died,
Hammond. 7. To be lost; to perish; to come to
Such variety of dies made use of by Wood in
stamping his money, makes the discovery of nothing.
counterfeits more difficult.
Swifi, How now, my lord, why do you keep alone ? Di'er. 17. s. [from die.] One who folOf sorriest fancies your companion making, lows the trade of dying; one who dies Using those thoughts which should indced have died
clothes. With them they think on. Sbaksp. Macbeth.
The fleece, that has been by the dier stain'd, If any sovereignty, on account of his pro
Never again its native whiteness gaind. Waller.. perty, had been vested in Adam, which in truth
There were some of very low rank and prothere was not, it would have died with him.
fessions who acquired great estates: coblere
diers, and shoemakers gave public shows to the Whatever pleasure any man may take in
Arbutbrot on Coins. spreading whispers, he will find greater satis
DÍ'ET. n. s. (diæta, low Latin; dixita] faction by letting the secret die within his own 1. Food; provisions for the mouth; breast.
Spectator, victuals. 8. To sink; to faint.
They cared for no other delicacy of fare, or His heart diod within him, and he became as
curiosity of dict, than to maintain life. Raleigh. a stone.
Time may come, when men 9. [In theology.) To perish everlast.
With angels may participate; and find ingly.
No inconvenient diet, nor too light fare. Mils, So long as God shall live, so long shall the
No part of diet, in any season, is so healthful,
so natural, and so agreeable to the stomach, as damned die. Hakewill on Providence. good and well-ripened fruits,