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discredited

discredited

discredited
v.a.
The fooleries of some affected
novelists have discredited new
discoveries, & render’d ye very
mention suspected of vanity at
least Glanv. Scep.

To DING. v.n.

to-ding-va

To DING. v.n. To bluster; to bounce; to huff. A low word.
He huffs and dings at such a rate, because we will not spend
the little we have left to get him the title and estate of lord
Strut. Arbuthnot’s History of John Bull.

DEVO’TIONALIST. n.s.

devotionalist-ns

DEVO’TIONALIST. n.s. [from devotion.] A man zealous with-
out knowledge; superstitiously devout.

Descent

descent

Descent
state of degradation, infamy
O foul descent, yt I who erst contended
Wth Gods to sit ye highest, am now
constrained
Into a beast & mix wth bestial slime
This essence to incarnate & imbrute
Milton

To DE’NIZEN. v.a.

to-denizen-va

To DE’NIZEN. v.a. [from the noun.] To infranchise; to
make free.
Pride, lust, covetize, being several
To these three places, yet all are in all;
Mingled thus, their issue is incestuous;
Falshood is denizen’d, virtue is barbarous. Donne.

To DEMU’RE. v.n.

to-demure-va

To DEM’URE. v.n. [from the noun.] To look with an affected
modesty.
Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes,
And still conclusion, shall acquire no honour,
Demuring upon me. Shakesp. Anthony and Cleopatra.

DELIBA’TION. n.s

delibation-ns

DELIBA’TION. n.s. [delibatio, Latin.] An essay; a taste.



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