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doctrine of anatomy; the doctrine of the ANTICHRI'STIANISM. n. s. [from antio

forin and structure of the body of man. christian.] Opposition or contrariety to ANTHROPOMORPHITE, 1. s. (av@ywnopoga christianity.

00;.] One who believes a human form Have we not seen many, whose opinions have in the Deity.

fastened upon one another the brand of antiChristians as well as Turks have had whole

christianism?

Decay of Piety: sects contending that the Deity was corporeal ANTICHRISTIA'NITY. n. s. [from antiand of human shape; though few profess them christian.] Contrariety to christianity. selves anthropomorpbites, yet we may find many ANTICHRONISM. 1. s. [årti, against, and amongst the ignorant of that opinion.

Locke, ANTHROPO'PATHY.D. s. (:Iwnos, man,

xpévos, time.] Deviation from the right

order or account of time. and watos, passion.] The sensibility of To ANTICIPATË, v. a. [anticipo, Lat.]

man; the passions of man. ANTHROPOPHAGI, 1. s. It has no sin

1. To take something sooner than another,

so as to prevent him that comes after ; gular. [vii540705, man, and préyw, to

to take first possession eat.] Maneaters; cannibals; those that

God hath taken care to anticipate and prevent live upon human flesh.

every man, to draw him early into his church; The cannibals that each other eat,

to give piety the prepossession, and so to engage The anthropophagi, and men whose heads

him in holiness.

Hammond. Do grow beneath their shoulders. Sbakspeare. If our apostle had maintained such an anticiANTHROPOPHAGI'NIAN.n.s. A ludicrous pating principle engraven upon our souls before word, formed by Shakspeare from an

all exercise of reason; what did he talk of seek. thropophagi, for the sake of a formida

ing the Lord, seeing that the knowledge of him

was innate and perpetual? ble sound.

Bentley: Go, knock, and call; he'll speak like an an

2. To take up before the time at which thropophaginiar unto thee; knock, 1 say: Shaks. any thing might be regularly had. ANTHROPO'PHAGY. 11. s. [cytywnos, man,

I find I have anticipated already, and taken and ocyw, to eat.] The quality of eat

up from Boccace, before I come to him; but I ing human flesh, or maneating.

am of the temper of kings, who are for present

money, no matter how they pay it. Dryden. Upon slender foundations was raised the anthropopbrgy of Diomedes his horses.

3. To foretaste, or take an impression of

Brown. ANTHROPOʻSOPHY. n. S. [ův putos, man,

something, which is not yet, as if it - and copíc, wisdom.] The knowledge

really was. of the nature of man.

The life of the desperate equals the anxiety of

death, who but act the life of the damned, and ANTHYPNOTICK. adj. (fromarri, against, anticipate the desolations of hell. Browa. and whes, sleep.] That has the power

Why should we of preventing sleep; efficacious against Anticipate our sorrows ? 'tis like those

That die for fear of death

Derbam. a lethargy. ANTHYPOCHONDRI'ACK. adj. (from årri, 4. To prevent 'any thing by crowding in against, and u worxovégiaxos. ] Good against

before it ; to preclude. hypocondriack maladies.

Time, thou anticipat'st my dread exploits: ANTI. YPOʻPHORA. n. s. [uv época.) A

The flighty purpose never is o’ertook,

Unless the deed go with it. Sbakspeare. figure in rhetorick, which signifies a I am far from pretending to instruct the pro-contrary illation, or inference, and is fession, or anticipating their directions to such as when an objection is refuted or disprov- Anticheation. n. s. [from anticipate.]

Arbuthnote ed by the opposition of a contrary sentence Smith's Rhetorick.

1. The act of taking up something before ANT' YSTERICK. adj. [from evri,against,

its time. and seixos.] Good against hystericks.

The golden number gives the new moon four ANTI. [av] A particle much used in

days too late, by reason of the aforesaid antici

pation, and our neglect of it. composition with words derived from

It is not enough to be miserable when the the Greek, and signifies c ntrary to; as, time comes, unless we make ourselves so before antimonarchical, opposite to monarchy.

hand, and by anticipation.

L'Estrange,
ANTIA'CID, adj. [from exri, and acidus, 2. Foretaste.
scur.] Contrary to sourn'ss; alkaline. If we really live under the hope offuture hapo
Oils are antiacids, so far as they blunt acri-

piness, we shall caste it by way of anticipation mony; but as they are hard of digestion, they and forethought; an image of it will meet our produce acrimony of another sort:

Arbutbrot.

minds often, and stay there, as all pleasing, exANTICHACHE'CTICK. adj. [from årzi,

pectations do. against, and nexešas a bad habit.j

3. Opinion implanted before the reasons Adapted to the cure of a bad constitu

of that opinion can be known. tion.

The east and west, the north and south, have
ANTICH A'MBER. n. 5. This word is cor-

the same anticipation concerning one supreme
disposer of things.

Stilling fleet. ruptly written for antichambir; which What nation is there, that, without any teach

ing, have not a kind of anticipation, or precona ANTICHRISTIAN, adj. [from against,

ceived notion of a Deity? and yesíce s.] Opposite to christianity.

ANTICK. adj. (probably from antiquus, Thai despisid, abject, oppresse

ancient, as things out of use appear the ministers, whom the world wo 14 make ano old.] Odd; ridiculously wild ; bufe tcbrisdian, and so deprive them of heaven. South. foon in gesticulation.

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What! dares the slave sons, become antidotal to the poison digested. Come hither cover'd with an antick face,

Brown's Vulgar Erreurs. And fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Sbaksg. A'NTIDOTĘ. n. s. (avridol, antidotus,

Of all our antick sights, and pageantry, Lat. a thing given in opposition to Which English idiots run in crowds to see. Dryd.

something else.) A medicine given to The prize was to be conferred upon the whistler, that could go through his tune without

expel the mischiefs of another, as of laughing, though provoked by the antick pos poison.

Quincy. tures of a merry, Andrew, who was to play

Trust not the physician, tricks.

Addison. His antidotes are poison, and he slays A'NTICK, n. s.

More than you rob.

Sbakspeare,

What fool would believe that antidoté deļie 1. He that plays anticks; he that uses

vered by Pierius against the sting of a scorpion ? odd gesticulation ; a buffoon.

to sit upon an ass, with one's face towards his Within the hollow crown,

tail.

Brown's Vulgar Errours. That rounds the mortal temples of a king, Poison will work against the stars : beware; Keeps death his court; and there the antick sits,

For ev'ry meal an antidote prepare. Dryden jun. Scoffing his state.

Sbakspeare. ANTIDYSENTE'RICK. adj. [from arzig If you should smile he grows impatient. Fear not, my lord, we can contain ourselves,

against, and dysenteria, a bloody flux,] Were he che veriest antick in the world. Shaks. Good against the bloody flux. 2. Odd appearance.

ANTEFE'BRILE, adj. [from dir, against, A work of rich entail, and curious mold, and febris, a fever.) Good against fevers. Woven with anticks, and wild imagery. Feiry &. Antifebrile medicines check the ebullition. For ev'n at first reflection she espies

Floyer. Such toys, such anticks, and such vanities, ANTILO'GARITHM. n. s. [from dil, aAs she retires and shrinks for shame and fear.

Davies.

gainst, and logarithm.] The compleTo A'NTICK. v. a. [from antick.] To make

ment of the logarithm of a sine, tanantick.

gent, or secant ; or the difference of Mine own tongue

that logarithm from the logarithm of Splits what it speaks; the wild disguise hath al ninety degrees.

Chambers.

Anti'LOGY, n. s. (artidoyíd.] A cona Antickt us all.

Shekspeare. tradiction between any persons and pasANTICKLY. adv. [from antick.] In an sages in an author.

Dict. antick manner; with odd postures, wild ANTI'LOQUIST. n. s. [from evi, against, gesticulations, or fanciful appearance. and loquor, to speak.] A contradictor.

Dict. Thatlye, and cog, and flout, deprave, and slander, ANTIMONA'RCHICAL. adj. [from arzi, Scrambling, out-facing, fashion-mongring boys, Go antickly, and shew an outward hideousness, And speak of half a dozen dangerous words.

against, and morugxia, government by

Shakspeare. a single person.] Against government ANTICLIMAX. n. s.

[from diri and

by a single person. xhipacz.] A sentence in which the last When he spied the statue of king Charles

in the middle of the crowd, and most of the part expresses something lower than

kings ranged over their heads, he concluded that the first.

an antimonarcbical assembly could never choose A certain figure, which was unknown to the

such a place.

Addison. ancients, is called by some an anticlimax. Addis. ANTIMON A'RCHICALNess. n. s. [from

This distich is frequently mentioned as an example :

antimonarchical.] The quality of being Next comes Dalhoussey, the great God of war, an enemy to regal power. Lieutenant col'nel to the earl of Mar.

ANTIMO'NTA L.. adj. [from antimony.] ANTICON VU'LSIVE, adj. (from évri, a. Made of antimony; having the qualities

gainst, and convulsive.] Good against of antimony ; relating to antimony. convulsions.

They were got out of the reach of antimonial Whatsoever produces an inflammatory dispo

fumes.

Grew. sition in the blood, produces the asthma, as an Though antimonial cups, prepar'd with art, ticonvulsive medicines.

Floyer. Their force to wine through ages should impart, ANTICOR. 1. s. [from dri, against,

This dissipation, this profuse expence,

Nor shrinks their size, nor wastes their stores and cor, the heart.) A preternatural

immense.

Blackmore. swelling of a round figure, occasioned A’NTIMONY. n. s. [The stibium of the by a sanguine and bilious humour, and

ancients, by the Greeks called sipeges. appearing in a horse's breast, opposite

The reason of its modern denomination to his heart. An anticor may kill a

is referred to Basil Valentine, a German horse, unless it be brought to a suppu

monk; who, as the tradition relates, ration by good remedies. Far. Dict.

having thrown some of it to the hogs, ANTICO'URTIER. n. s. [from årti, against,

observed that, after it had purged them and courtier.] One that opposes the

heartily, they immediately fattened ; court.

and therefore he imagined his fellow ANTIDOTAL, adj. (from antidote.] That

monks would be the better for a like has the quality of an antidote, or the

dose. The experiment, however, sucpower of counteracting poison.

ceeded so ill, that they all died of it ; That bezoar is antidotal, we shall not deny.

Brown.

and the medicine was thenceforward Animals that can innoxiously digest these poi cailed antimoine, antimonk.]

Antimony is a' mineral substance of a metal to stand round.] The opposition of a line nature, having all the seeming characters

contrary quality, by which the quality of a real metal, except malleability; and may be called a semimetal, being a fossile glebe of some

it opposes becomes heightened or inundetermined metal, combined with a sulphu

tended ; or the action by which a body, rous and stony substance. Mines of all metals attacked by another, collects itself, afford it; that in gold mines is reckoned best. and becomes stronger by such oppo. · It has also its own mines in Hungary, Germany, sition; or an intention of the activity of and France. Its texture is full of little shining veins or threads, like needles ; brittle as glass.

one quality caused by the opposition of Sometimes veins of a red or golden colour are

another. Thus quicklime is set on fire intermixed, which is called male antimony ; that

by the effusion of cold water; so water without them being denominated female antimony.

becomes warmer in winter than in sumIt fuses in the tire, though with some difficulty ; mer; and thunder and lightning are · and dissolves more easily in water. It destroys excited in the middle region of the air,

and dissipates all metals fused with it, except gold; and is therefore useful in refining. It is

which, is continually cold, and all by a common ingredient in speculums, or b'irning

antiperistasis. This is an exploded princoncaves; serving to give them a finer polish. ciple in the Peripatetick philosophy. It makes a part in belli inetal; and renders the Ih' aniiferistasis of age sound more clear. It is mingled with tin, to

More infiam'd his am'rous rage. Cowley. make it more hard, white, and sound; and The riotous prodigal detests covetousness; yet with lead, in the casting of printers' letters, to let him find the springs grow dry which feed his

render them more smooth and firm. It is a ge luxury, covetousness shall be called in: and *neral help in the melting of mctais, and espe so, by a strange antiperistasis, prodigality shall cially in casting of cannon balls. ' In pharmacy beget rapine.

Decay of Piety. it is used under various forms, and with various ANTIPESTILE'NTIAL. adj. [from ursi,

intentions, chiefly as an emetic. Cbambers. ANTINEPHRITICK. adj. [from årri and

against, and pestilential.] Efficacious

against the infection of the plague. rappírixos.] Good against dieseases of the Perfumes correct the air before it is attracted reins and kidneys.

by the lungs; or, rather, antipestilential unA'NTINOMY. n. 's. [from vi and voucos.] guents, to anoint the nostrils with. Harvey.

A contradiction between two laws, or ANTIPHRASIS. n. s. [from arol, against, two articles of the same law.

and opéois, a form of speech.] The use Antinomies are almost unavoidable in such va of words in a sense opposite to their riety of opinions and answers.

Baker.

proper meaning. ANTIPARALY'TICK, adj. [from ari and You now find no caus to repent, that you

wacéia :01.] Efficacious against the palsy. never dipt your hands in the bloody high courts ANTIPATHE'TICA L.adj. [fromantipaily.] of justice, so called only by antipbrasis. Soxtb.

Having a natural contrariety to any ANTIPODAL. adj. (from antipodes.] Rething.

lating to the countries inhabited by the The soil iş fat and luxurious, and antipatbe.

antipodes. tical to all venomous creatures.

Howe. The Americans are antipodal unto the Indians. ANTIPATHEʼTICALNESS.%, s. [from anti

Broar. pathetical.] The quality or state of having ANTIPODES. n. s. It has no singular,

a natural contrariety to any thing. Dict. [from arri, against, and wółrs, feet.] ANTI'PATHY. n. s. [from o'rti, against,

Those people who, living on the other and Sas, feeling; antipathie, Fr.]

side of the globe, have their feet directly 3. A natural contrariety to any thing, so

opposite to ours.

We should hold day with the antipedes, as to shun it involuntarily ; aversion ; If you would walk in absence of the sun. Sbaks. dislike. It is opposed to sympathy.

So shines the sun, tho' hence remov'd, as clear No contraries hold more antipatby,

When his beams warm th' antipodes, as here, Than I and such a knave. Shakspeare.

W'aller. To this perhaps might be justly attributed A'NTIPOPE. n. s. [from évti, against, and most of the sympathies and antipathies observable

pope.] He that usurps the popedom, in in men.

Locke. 2. It has sometimes the particle against be

opposition to the right pope.

'This house is famous in history for the refore the object of antipathy.

treat of an antipope, who called himself Felix f. I had a mortal antipatby against standing ar

Addison mies in times of peace; because I took armies ANTIPTOʻSIS. n. s. [e'YRITTWCIS.] A figure to be hired by the master of the family, to keep his children in slavery.

Swift.

in grammar, by which one case is put

for another. 3. Sometimes to. Ask you, what provocation I have had ?

A'NTIQUARY. n. s. (antiquarius, Lat.) A The strong antipatby of good to bad.

man studious of antiquity ; a collector When truth, or virtue, an affront endures,

of ancient things. Th'affront is mine, my friend, and should be All arts, rarities, and inventions, are but the yours.

Pepe.

relicts of an intellect defaced with sin. We 4. Formerly with ; but improperly.

admire it now, only as antiquettes do a piece of Tangible bodies have an antipatby with air;

old coin, for the stamp it once bore. Soutd. and any liquid body, that is more dense, they

With sharpen'd sight, pale antiquaries pore, will draw, condense, and, in effect, incorporate.

Th’ inscription value, but the rust adore. Peps.

The rude Latin of the monks is still very in

Bacon. ANTIPERI'STASIS. n. s. [from citit

telligible; had their records been delivered in

the vulgar tongue, they could not now be ure pisacis, formed of irvi, and misgepeal, derstood, unless by antiquaries.

Swin

3

A’NTIQUARY. adj. [This word-is impro. torian, and the most consummate statesman, of per.] Old; antique.

all antiquity.,

Addison. Here's Nestor,

2. The people of old times;, the ancients. Instructed by the antiquary times :

That such pillars were raised by Seth, all anHe must, he is, he cannot but be, wise. Sbal. tiquity has avowed.

Raleigb. TO ANTIQUATE, v. a. (antiquo, Lat.] 3. The works or remains of old times. To put out of use; to make obsolete.

As for the observation of Machiavel, traducing The growth of christianity in this kingdom

Gregory the Great, that he did what in him lay might reasonably introduce new laws, and an

to extinguish all heathen antiquities: I do not tiquate or abrogate some old ones, that seemed

find that those zeals last long; as it appeared in less consistent with the christian doctrines. Hale. the succession of Sabinian, who did revive the Milton's Paradise Lost is admirable. But

former antiquities.

Bacon, cannot I admire the height of his invention, and 4. Old age: a ludicrous sense. the strength of his expression, without defending Is not your voice broken? your wind short? his antiquated words, and the perpetual harsh your chín double ? your wit single? and every ness of their sound?

Dryden. part about you blasted with antiquity ? and will Almighty Latium, with her cities crown'd, you yet call yourself young ? Sbakspeare. Shall like an antiquated fable sound. Aldison. 5. Ancientness ; as, this ring is valuable for A'NTIQUATEDNESS, n. s. [from antiquat its antiquity.

ed.] The state of being antiquated, ANTISCII. 'n.s. It has no singular. (from worn out of use, or obsolete.

arti and oxa.] In geography, the ANTIQUE, adj. [antique, Fr. antiquus, people who inhabit on different sides of

Lat. It was formerly pronounced, ac the equator, who consequentiy at noon cording to the English analogy, with have their shadows projected opposite the accent on the first syllable; but now, ways. Thus the people of the north after the French, with the accent on are antiscii to those of the south; the the last, at least in prose; the poets one projecting their shadows at noon use it variously.]

toward the north pole, and the other I. Ancient; old; not modern.

toward the south pole.

Chambers. Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song, ANTISCORBU'SICAL. adj. [from diri, That old and antique song we heard last night.

ANTISCORBU'TICK.
Sbakspeare.

against, and scorSuch truth in love as th' antique world did know,

butum, the scurvy.] Good against the In such a style as courts might boast of now.Wal. scurvy. 2. Of genuine antiquity.

The warm antiscorbutical plants, in quantities, The scals which we have remaining of Julius

will occasion stinking breath, and corrupt the Cæsar, which we know to be antique, have the

blood.

Arbutbrot. star of Venus over them,

Dryden.
The warm antiscorbuticks, animal diet, and

Arbuthnot. My copper lamps, at any rate,

animal salts, are proper. For being true artique I bought;

ANTISPASIS. n. s. [from arri, against, Yet wisely melted down my plate,

and craw, to draw.] The revulsion of On modern models to be wrought; And trifles 1 alike pursue,

any humour into another part.

ANTISPASMO'DICK. adj. (from a'ri, aBecause they're old, because they're new. Prior. 3. Of old fashion.

gainst, and CTEKLOMC, the cramp.] That Forth came that ancient lord and aged queen,

has the power of relieving the cramp. Array'd in antique robes down to the ground, ANTISPA’STICK. adj. [from avt!, and And sad habiliments right well be seen. Fairy Q. σπαςικος.] That causes a revulsion of

Must he no more divert the tedious day? the humours.
Nor sparkling thoughts in antique words convey? ANTISPLENEʼTICK. adj. [from and

Smith to the Memory of Pbilips. 4. Odd ; wild ; antick.

splenetick.] Efficacious in discases of Name not these living death-heads unto me;

the spleen. For these not ancient, but antique be. Donne.

Antispleneticks open the obstructions of the spleen.

Floyer. And sooner may a gulling weather-sry, By drawing forth heav'n's scheme, tell certainly ANTI'STROPHE. n. s. [clvpıççoøn, from What fashioned hats, or ruffs, or suits; next year urri, the contrary way, and 5 gopn, turn. Our giddy-headed antique youth will wear. Donne. ing.) In an ode supposed to be sung ANTI'QUE. n. s. [from antique, adj.) An in parts, the second stanza of every antiquity; a remain of ancient times;

three, or sometimes every second stanza; an ancient rarity:

so called because the dance turns about. I leave to Edward, now Earl of Oxford, my ANTISTRUM A’TICK. adj. [from arti and · seal of Julius Cæsar; as also another seal, supposed to be a young Hercules; both very choice struma, a scrophulous swelling. ] Good astiques, and set in gold.

Swift. against the kingsevil. ANTI'QUENess.n. s. [from antique.] The I prescribed him a distilled milk, wiib arti.

strumaticks, and purged him. Wiseman. quality of being antique ; an appearance ANTITHESIS. n. so in the plural antiof antiquity. We may discover something venerable in the

theses. (artificis, placing in opposi. antiqueness of the work; but we would see the tion.] Opposition of words or senti. design enlarged.

Addison,

ments; contrast ; as in these lines : ANTI'QUITY. n. s. (antiquitas, Lat.]

Though gentle, yet not dull; 1. Old times ; time past long ago.

Strong without rage; without o'erflowing, full

Denbam, I mention Aristotle, Polybius, and Cicero, the greatest philosopher, the most impartial his

I see a chief, who leads my chosen sons,
Al arm'd with points, antitbeses, and puns. Pope

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A'NTITYPE. n. s. (artitut.) -That 1. The iron block l'on which the 'mith

which is resembled or shadowed out by lays his metal to be forged.
the type; that of which the type is the I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,

The whilst his iron did on his anvil cool Sbaks. representation. It is a term of theology.

On their eternal anvils here he found See TYPE.

The brethren beating, and the blows go round. When once upon the wing, he soars to an

Dryden. higher pitch, from the type to the antitype, to the days of the Messiah, the ascension of our

2. Any thing on which blows are laid.

Here I clip Saviour, and, at length, to his kingdom and dominion over all the earth.

Burnet's Theory.

The anvil of my sword, and do contest He brought forth bread and wine, and was

Hotly and nobly.

Sbekspeare. the priest of the most high God; imitating the 3. Figuratively, to be upon the anvil, is to

antitype, or the substance, Christ himself. Tayl. be in a state of formation or preparation. ANTITY'PICAL. adj. [from antitype.] Several members of our house knowing what That relates to an antitype ; that ex was upon the anvil, went to the clergy, and de

sired their judgment. plains the type.

Swift. ANTIVENE'R E AL. adj. [from evol and

Anxi'ety. n. s. (anxietas, Lat.]

1. Trouble of mind about some future venereal.] Good against the venereal disease.

event; suspense with uneasiness ; perIf the lụes be joined with it, you will scarce

plexity; solicitude. cure your patient without exhibiting antivenereal To be happy, is not only to be freed from the remédies.

Wiseman.

pains and diseases of the body, but from anxiety A'NTLER. M. s. [andouillier, Fr.] Pro

and vexation of spirit; not only to enjoy the

pleasures of sense, but peace of conscience, and perly the first branches of a stag's horns;

tranquillity of mind.

Tillotson, but popularly and generally, any of his

2. In the medical language, lowness of branches.

spirits, with uneasiness of the stomach. Grown old, they grow less branched, and first

In anxieties which attend fevers, when the lose their brow antlers, or lowest furcations next

cold fit is over, a warmer regimen may be alto the head.

Brown. lowed: and because anxieties often happen by
A well-grown stag, whose antlers rise,
High o'er his front, his beams invade the skies. ANXIOUS. adj. (anxius; Lat.)

spasies from wind, spices are useful. Arbutbrot.

Dryden.
Bright Diana

1. Disturbed about some uncertain event ; Brought hunted wild goats' heads, and branching solicitous; being in painful suspense ; antlers

painfully uncertain. Of stags, the fruit and honour of her toil. Prior.

His pensive cheek upon his hand reclin'd, ANTO’ECI. n. s. It has no singular. (Lat. Andanxious thoughts revolvingin his mind. Dryd.

from arri, and oixiw, to inhabit.] In With beating hearts the dire event they wait, geography, those inhabitants of the Anxious, and trembling for the birth of fate. Pope. earth who live under the same meridian,

2. Caretul ; full of inquietude; unquiet. and at the same distance from the equa

In youth alone unhappy mortals live;

But, ah! the mighty bliss is fugitive: tor; the one toward the north, and Discolour'd sickness, anxious labour come, the other to the south. Hence they And age, and death's inexorable doom. Dryder. have the same longitude, and their lati 3. Careful, as of a thing of great importude is also the same, but of a different tance. denomination. They are in the same No writings we need to be solicitous about the semicircle of the meridian, but opposite

meaning of, but those that contain truths we are parallels. They have precisely the same

to believe, or laws we are to obey: we may be hours of the day and night, but opposite

less anxious about the sense of other authors. Locke. seasons; and the night of the one is

4. It has generally for or about before the always equal to the day of the other.

object; but sometimes of, less properly.

Anxious of neglect, suspecting change. Grano.

Chambers. ANTONOMASIA. 1. s. [from civari, and

A'NXIOUSLY. adv. [from anxious.] In svare's a name.) A form of speech, in

an anxious manner; solicitously; un. which, for a proper name, is put the

quietly; carefully; with painful uncer.

tainty name of some dignity, office, profession, But where the loss is temporal, every probascience, or trade ; or when a proper bility of it needs not put us so anxiously

to prename is put in the room of an apellative. vent it, since it might be repaired again. Soutb. Thus a king is called his majesty; a no

Thou, what befits the new lord mayor, bleman, his lordship. We say the phi

And what the Gallick arms will do,

Dryden. losopher instead of Aristotle, and the

Art anxiously inquisitive to know. orator for Cicero: thus a man is called

A'NXIOUSNESS. 1. s. [from anxious.] The by the name of his country, a German,

quality of being anxious ; susceptibility an Italian; and a grave man is called a

of anxiety: Cato, and a wise man a Solomon.

A'x Y. adj. [anız, enig, Sax.]
Smith's Rhetoric.

1. Every; whoever he be ; whatever it be. A'NTRE, n. s. (antre, Fr. antrum, Lat.]

It is, in all its senses, applied indifferA cavern; a cave; a den. Not in use.

ently to persons or things. With all my travel's history;

I know you are now, sir, a gentleman bornWherein of antres vast, and desarts idle,

Ay, and have been so any time these four hours.
It was my hent to speak.

Sbakspeare.
Sbakspeare.
A'S VIL. 'n. s. [ænfille, Sax.]

You contented yourself with being capable,

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