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conscience, not barely by its not accusing, but only perception, phantasy, and memory, con-
Soutb. DISCIPLINA’Rian. adj. (from discipline.] 7. Ransom ; price of ransom.
Pertaining to discipline. 0, all my hopes defeated
What eagerness in disciplinarian uncertainTo free him hence! But death, who sets all ties, when the love of God and our neighbour, free,
evangelical unquestionables, are neglected! Hath paid his ransom now and full discharge.
Glanville's Scepsis. Miltor. DisciplinA’RIAN. 1. 6. (disciplina, La3. Performance ; execution.
1. One who rules or teaches with great
strictness; one who allows no deviation 9. An acquittance from a debt.
from stated rules. 30. Exemption ; privilege.
2. A follower of the presbyterian sect, so There is no discharge in that war, neither called from their perpetual çlamour shall wickedness deliver those that are given to about discipline.
They draw those that dissent into dislike with
Sanders. Pax. Ecd.
Di'SCIPLINARY. adj. [disciplina, Latin.]
disciplinary, grounded on prudential motives,
3. Relating to a regular course of edu
These are the studies, wherein our noble and
gentle youth ought to bestow their time in a
. . DISCIPLINE. 1. s. (disciplina, Latin.]
1. Education ; instruction ; the act of scholar; one that professes to receive
cultivating the mind; the act of form-
ing the manners.
The cold of the northern parts is that which,
without aid of discipline, doth make the bodies
They who want that sense of discipline, hear-
ing, are also by consequence deprived of speech.
It is by the assistance of the eye and the ear
especially, which are called the senses of discia
pline, that our minds are furnished with various 3. To train; to bring up.
parts of knowledge.
2. Rule of government; order ; method
of government. Disciples of the bravest.
They hold, that from the very apostles time 2. To punish ; to discipline. This word
till this present age, wherein yourselves imagine is not in use.
ye have found out a right pattern of sound dass
çipline, there never was any time safe to be fol-
As we are to believe for ever the articles of
evangelical doctrine, so the precepts of discipline
we are, in like sort, bound for ever to observe.
While we do admire
3. Military regulation. DiscipLI'NABLE. adj. disciplinabilis, This
opens all your victories in Scotland, Latin ) Capable of instruction; capa Your discipline in war, wisdom in peace. Shaks. ble of improvement by discipline and
Let crooked steel invade
The lawless troops which discipline disclaim,
And their superfluous growth with rigour tame.
the best discipline, are yet obliged to be con-
stantly on their guard.
Regeri. as foxes, dogs, apes, horses, and elephants, noć 5. Any thing taught; art; science.
Art may be said to overcome and advance 11 layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of ture in these mechanical disciplines, which, in the sun disclosetb them.
Baton. this respect, are much to be preferred. Wilkins. 3. To reveal ; to tell; to impart what is 6. Punishment; chastisement; correction,
There may be a reconciliation, except for A lively cobler kicked and spurred while his upbraiding, or pride, or disclosing of secrets, or wife was carrying him, and had scarce passed a a treacherous wound; for from these things day without giving her the discipline of the strap. every friend will depart.
Ecclus. Addison's Spectator.
If I disclose my passion, 7. External mortification.
Our friendship's at an end; if I conceal it, The love of God makes a man chaste without
The world will call me false. Addison's Cato. the laborious arts of fasting and exterior disci- Disclo'sER. 1. s. [from disclose.) One pline; he reaches af glory without iny other that reveals or discovers. arms but those o love.
Taylor. Disclo'sure. n. s. [from disclose.) To Di'SCIPLINE. v. a. [from the noun.] 1. Discovery; production into view. 1. To educate ; to instruct; to bring up. The producing of cold is a thing very worthy
We are wise enough to begin when they are the inquisition, both for the use, and disclosure very young, and discipline by times, those other
Bacon. creatures we would make useful and good for 2. Act of revealing any thing secret. somewhat.
Locke. After so happy a marriage between the king They were with care prepared and disciplined and her daughter, she was, upon a sudden mutafor confirmation, which they could not arrive at bility and disclosure of the king's mind, severely till they were found, upon examination, to have handleit.
Bacon made a sufficient progress in the knowledge of DISCLUSION. 11. s. [disclusus, Latin.)
Addison on tbe Cbrisi. Religion. Emission. 2. To regulate; to keep in order.
Judge what a ridiculous thing it were, that They look to us, as we should judge of an the continued shadow of the earth should be army of well disciplined soldiers at a distance. broken by sudden miraculous eruptions and Derbam's Astro-Theology.
disclusions of light, to prevent the art of the 3. To punish; to correct; to chastise.
More. 4. To advance by instruction.
DISCOLORA'TION. n. s. [from discolour.)
2. Change of colour ; stain; die.
in a depravation of the humours from a sound Milton.
state to what the physicians call by a general To DISCLA’IM. v. a. [dis and claim.)
name of a cacochymy, spots and discolorations of To disown; to deny any knowledge Ti DISCOʻLOUR. v. a. (decoloro, Lat.]
Arbutbreat. of; to retract any union with; to abrogate; to renounce.
To change from the natural hue; to You cowardly rascal! nature disclaims all
Many a widow's husband groveling lies,
Coldly embracing the discolour'd earth. Shaksp.
Drink water, either pure, or but discoloured We find our Lord, on all occasions, disclaim
Temple ing all pretensions to a temporal kingdom.
Suspicions, and fantastical surmise,
Rogers. And jealousy, with jaundice in her eyes,
Discolouring all she view'd.
He who looks upon the soul through its outsouls, disown the authority, or renounce the
ward actions, sees it through a deceitful medium, Rogers. which is apt to discolour and pervert the object.
Spectator. 1. One that disclaims, disowns, or re
Have a care lost some beloved notion, or
some darling science, so prevail over your mind 2. (In law.] A plea containing an ex:
as to discolour all your ideas.
Watte. TO DISCOʻMFIT. v.a. [desconfire, Fr. or refusal.
Cowell. sconfiggere, Ital. as if from disconfigere,
Lat.) To defeat; to con: ler ; to van. 3. To uncover; to produce from a state
quish; to overpower; to subdue ; to
beat; to overthrow.
Fight against that monstrous rebel, Cade,
Skakspeare. Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Discomfited, pursued, in the sad chace
Ten thousand ignominious fall.
While my gallant countrymen are employed in pursuing rebels half discomfited through the
consciousness of their guilt, shall improve
• those victories to the good of my fellow sube Woodward. jects.
Addison Disco'nfit, n. s. [f:om the verb.) Des
feat; tout; overthrow.
expectations, of the gospel.
dis and close.]
of latitancy to open
In this deep quiet, from what source un
and set at liberty.
It is reported by the ancients, that the ostrich
My you must : incurable discom,st
so [from discom. Reigns in the hearts of all our present party.
mend.] One that discommends; a disDagon must stoop, and shall ere long receive
praiser. Such a discomfit, as shall quite despoil him
TO DISCOMMO'DE. v. a. [dis and comOf all these boasted trophies.
mode, Fr.] To put to inconvenience ;
Milton's Agonistes. to molest; to incommode. Disco’MFITURE. 1. s. [froni discomat. ] DISCOMMO'Dious. adj. [from discom
Defeat; loss of battle ; rout; ruin ; mode.] Inconvenient; troublesome ; overthrow.
unpleasing. Sad tidings bring I to you out of France,
So many thousand soldiers, unfit for any laOf loss, of slaughter, and discom
sture. Shaksp. bour, or other trade, must either seek service Behold every man's sword was against his and employment abroad, wtrich may be dangerfellow, and there was a very great discomfilure.
ous; or else employ themselves here at home,
i Samuel What a defeat and discomfiture is it to a man,
which may be distommodious. Spenser on Ireland.
DISCOMMO'DITY. n. s. [from discomvhen he comes to use this wealth, to find it all false metal. Government of the Tongue.
mode. ] Inconvenience; disadvantage ; He sent his angels to fight for his people; and
hurt; mischief. the discomfiture and slaughter of great hosts is We speak now of usury, how the discommodiattributed to their assistance. Atterbury.
ties of it may be best avoided, and the commoDisco'MFORT, n. s. [dis and comfort.]
dities retained : or how, in the balance of comUneasiness ; sorrow; melancholy ;
modities and discommodities, the qualities of gloom.
usury are to be reconciled.
It is better that a ship should be preserved This himself did foresee, and therefore armed
with some discommodity to the sailors, than that, his church, to the end they might sustain it without discomfort.
the sailors being in health, the ship should Hooker. perish.
Hayward Discomfort guides my tongue,
TO DISCOMPOʻSE. v. a. [déconipeser, And bids me speak of nothing but despair.
French.) In solitude there is not only discomfort, but 1. To disorder; to unsettle. weakness also.
Sout. The debate upon the self-denying ordnance To Discomfort. v.a. [from the noun.]
had raised many jealousies, and discomposed the To grieve; to sadden; to deject.
confidence that had formerly been between many of them.
Clarendon Her champion went away discomforted as much as discomtited.
2. To ruffle ; to disorder. His funeral shall not be in our camp,
Now Betty from her inaster's bed had flown, Lest it discomfort us.
Swift. Disco'MFORTABLE, adj. [from discom
3. To disturb the temper; 'to agitate by fort.). !
perturbation. 1. That is melancholy and refuses com
No more, dear mother: ill in death it shows, fort.
Your peace of mind by rage to discompose. Dogde Discomfortable cousin know'st thou not
4. To offend, to tret ; to vex. That when the searching eye of Heav’n is hid
Men, who possess all the advantages of life, Behind the globe, it lights the lower world? are in a state where there are many accidents to
disorder and discomfose, but few to please them. 1. That causes sadness. What! did that help poor Dorus, whose eyes
5. To displace; to discard. Not in use. could carry unto him no other news but discom
Though he was a dark prince, and infinitely fortable !
suspicious, he never put down or discomposed 3 TO DISCOMME'ND. V. a. [llis and coni
counsellor or near servant.
Bacom mend.] To blame; to censure ; to
DISCOMPO'sure.n.is. [from discompose.] mention with disapprobation.
Disorder ; perturbation. . Absolutely we cannot discommeml, we cannot
He threw himself upon his bed, lamenting absolutely approve, either willingness to live or
with much passion, and with abundance of tears;
and continued in this melancholick discomposure forwardness to die.
of mind inany days.
Clarendon. And you, that discommend it, mend the play. To DISCONCEʻRT. v.a. [dis and concert.]
Dcabam, 1. To unsettle the mind; to discompose. Neither do I discommend the lofty style in You need not provoke their spirits by out. tragedy, which is naturally pompous and mag rages: a čareless gesture, a word, or a looky is nificent. Dryden. enough to discercart them.
Collier, DISCOMME'NDABLE, odj. [from discom To break a scheme; to defeat a ma
mend.) Blamable; censurable ; deserv chination, ing blame.
DISCONFORMITY, K. s. [dis and comforPusillanimity is, according to Aristotle's mo
mity.] Want of agreement; inconrality, a vice very discommendable. Ayliffe's Par. DI SCOMME'NDABLENESS. n. s. [from
Lyes arise from érrour and mistake, or malice discommendable.) Blamableness ; liable.
and forgery; they consist in the disagreement ness to censure.
and discenjoruity betwixt the speech and the DISCOMMENDATION. n. s. [fron disa conception of the mind, or the coneeption of the "commend.] Blame; reproach; censure.
mind and the things themselves, or the speech
and the things. Tully assigns three motives, whereby, without
Hakezuill or Providence. many discommendation, a man might be drawn to
DisconGRU'ITY.n.se [dis and congruig.) ibecome an accuser of others. Azliffe's Par.
Whose crimes beiore did your just cause beral accontentment, as though the busom ot that
There is want of capacity in the thing, to famous church, wherein they live, were more sustain such a duration, from the intrinsical dis noisome than any dungeon.
Hooker. congruity of the one to the other. Hok The politick and artificial nourishing and ene Disco'NSOLATE, adj. [dis and console. ]
tertaining of hopes, and carrying men from Void of comfort; hopeless ; sorrowful;
hopes to hopes, is one of the best antidotes
against the poison of discontentments Bacom. melancholy.
DISCONTINUANCE. n. s. [trom discon-
1. Want of cohesion of parts; want of If patiently thy bidding they obey,
union of one part with another; dis. Distniss them not disconsolate.
follow, will draw themselves into a small thread, And through their thin array receiv'd the raio. because they will not discontinue; but if there
be no remedy, then they cast themselves into The moon reflects the sunbeams to us, and so, round drops, which is the figure that saveth the by illuminating the air, takes away in some body most from discontinuame.
Bacona measure the disconsolate darkness of our winter
2. Cessation ; intermission.
Ray. Let us consider whether our approaches to DiscoʻNSOLATELY. adv. [from discon him are sweet and refreshing, and it we are unsolate.] In a disconsolate manner;
easy under any long discontinuance of our concomfortlessly
versation with him.
Atterbury. DISCOʻNSOLATENESS. 1. s. [from disa 3. [In the common law.) An interrupconsolaté.] The state of being discon
tion or breaking off ; as discontinuance of solate.
possession, or discontinuance of process.
The effect of discontinuance of possession
is, that a man may not enter upon his
own land or tenement alienated, whatI see your brows full of discontent,
soever his right be unto it, or by his Your hearts of sorrow, and your eyes of tears.
own authority ; but must seek to re-
Sbakspeare. cover possession by law. The effect of
discontinuance of plea is, that the in-
stance may not be taken up again, but
by a new writ to begin the suit afresh. Uneasy at the present state ; dissatis
DISCONTINUA’TION. n. s. [from discon-
tinue.) Disruption of continuity ;
breach of union of parts; disruption ;
Hayward. Upon any discontinuation of parts, made either
by bubbles, or by shaking the glass, the whole
All bodies, ductile and tensile, as metals,
that will be drawn into wires; wool and tow,
them the appetite of not discontinuing strong,
custom or right.
Thtself shattiscontinue from thine heritage
that I gave thee, and I will catse thee to serve
Twenty puny lyes I'll cell,
ness to be conjoined in syllables and words,
those the earl singled as fittest for his purpose.
dascoztezt.] Uncasy; cheerless; ma-
Let us know
The goddess, with a discontented air,
atented.] Uneasiness; want of ease;
A beautiful bust of Alexander the Great
tent. The state of being discontented;
These are the vices that fill them with
through the voluble motions of the organs from 2. Opposite ; contrarious.
to discontinue it. Holder's Elements of Sprecb. of the planets, if they approached too near them. DISCONTINU'ITY. n. s. [dis and conti
Cbegres nuity.) Disunity of parts ; want of
3. Incongruous; not conformable. cohesion.
Hither conscience is to be referred; if by a That discontinuity of parts is the principal cause comparison of things done with the rule there be of the opacity of bodies, will appear by consider
a consonancy, then follows the sentence of aping that opaque substances become transparent probation; if discordant from it, the sentence of by filling their pores with any substance of equal, condemnation. Hale's Origin of Mankind. or almost equal, density with their parts. Neret. Disco'RDANTLY.adv. [from discordant.) DISCONVE'NIENCE. n. s. [dis and convenience.] Incongruity; disagreement;
1. Inconsistently; in disagreement with
itself. opposition of nature. Fear ariseth many times out of natural anti
2. In disagreement with another.
Two strings of a musical instrument being pathies of nature; but, in these disconveniences of nature, deliberation hath no place at all.
struck together, making two noises that arrive Branball's Answer to Hobbes.
at the ear at the same time as to sense, yield a DI'SCORD. 7. s. [discordia, Latin.]
sound differing from either of them, and as it
were compounded of both; insomuch, that if 1. Disagreement ; opposition ; mutual
they be discordantly tuned, though each of anger; reciprocal oppugnancy.
them struck apart would yield a pleasing sound, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, yet being struck together they make a harsh and Theat heav'n finds means to kill your joys with troublesome noise.
Boyle. love! And I, for winking at your discords too,
3: Peevishly; in a contradictious manner. Have lost a brace of kinsmen. Sbakspeare:
To Discoʻver. v. a. [découvrir, Fr. He is a false witness that speaketh lies, and
dis and cover.]
2. To expose to view.
pull it up close, so they might put each end Discord, like that of music's various parts, down, and remain as discovered and open-sighted Discord that makes the harmony of hearts; as on horseback.
Go draw aside the curtains and discover
He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and All chance, direction which thou canst not see; bringeth out to light the shadow of death. Job. All discord, harmony not understood;
3. To show; not to shelter; to expose. All partial evil, universal good.
And now will I discover her lewdness. `Hosea. 3. [In music.) Sounds not of themselves
Law can discover sin, but not remove. Milton. pleasing, but necessary to be mixed
4. To make known; not to disguise; to with others.
reveal. It is sound alone that doth immediately and incorporeally affect most; this is most mamfest
We will pass over unto those men, and we will discover ourselves unto them.
Isaiub. in music, and concords and discords in music : for all sounds, whether they be sharp or flat, if
Eve, who unseen, they be sweet, have a roundness and equality;
Yet all had heard, with audible lament and if they be harsh, are unequal : for a discord
Discover'd from the place of her retire. Milton. itself is but a harshness of divers sounds meet
5. To ken; to espy. ing.
When we had discovered Cyprus, we left it It is the lark that sings so out of tune,
on the left hand. Straining harsh discords and unpleasing sharps.
6. To find out; to obtain information. Shakspeare.
He shall never, by any alteration in me, disHow doth music amaze us, when of discords cover my knowledge of his mistake. Pope's Lett. she maketh the sweetest harmony! Peacham,
7. To detect; to find though concealed. To DiscoʻRD. v. n. (discordo, Latin.)
Up he starts, To disagree; not to suit with.
Discover'd and surpris'd.
Milton. Sounds do disturb and alter the one the
Man with strength and free will arm'd other; sometimes the one drowning the other,
Complete, to have discover'd and repuls'd and making it not heard ; sometimes the one
Whatever wiles of foe or seeming friend. jarring and discording with the other, and making 8. To find things or places not known a confusion.
.. s. [from discord.] DiscoʻRDANCY.) Disagreement; op
Some to discover islands far away.
Sbaksp. position ; inconsistency.
Another part in squadrons bend their march
On bold adventure, to discover wide DiscoʻRDANT, adj. [discordans, Latin.]
That dismal world.
Milton 1. Inconsistent; at variance with itself. So of things. The Germans disco.
Myrrha was joy'd the welcome news to hear, vered printing and gunpowder.
Some high climbing hill,