Dr’vers. adj. [diversus, Lat..] Several; sundry; more than one. Out of use: We have divers examples in the church of such as, by fear, being compelled to sacrifice to strange gods, repented, and kept still the office of preaching the gospel. H'hitgift. The teeth breed when the child is a year and a half old: then they cast them, and new ones come about seven years; but divers have backward teeth come at twenty, some at thirty and forty. Bacon's Natural History. I}rver, letters were shot into the city with arrows, wherein Solyman's councils were revealed. Knolles. Divers friends thought it strange, that a white dry body should acquire a rich colour upon the affision of spring-water. Boyle on Colours. DI’verse. adj. [diversus, Latin.] 1. Different from another. Four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. Danie!. 2. Different from itself; various; multiform ; diffused. Eloquence is a great and diverse thing, nor did she yet ever favour any man so much as to be †. his. - Ben jonion. 3. In different directions. It is little used but in the last sense. The gourd And thirsty cucumber, when they perceive Th’ approaching olive, with resentment fly Her F. fibres, and with tendrils creep Diverse, detesting contact. Philips. To seize his papers, Curl, was next thy care; His papers light fly diverse, tost in air. Pope. Diversific ATION. m. s. [from diversity.] - - 1. The act of changing forms or qualities. If you consider how variously several things may be compounded, you will not wonder that such fruitful principles, or manners of diversification, o 2. Variation; variegation. 3. Variety of forms; multiformity. 4. Change; alteration. This, which is here called a change of will, is not a change of his will, but a change in the object, which seems to make a diversification of the will, but indeed is the same will diversified. Hale's Origin of Mankind. To Dive’ Rs.1FY. v. a. [diversifier, Fr.] 1. To make different from another; to distinguish; to discriminate. There may be many species of spirits, as much separated and diversified one from another as the species of sensible things are distinguished one from another. Locke. Male souls are diversified with so many characters, that the world has not variety of materials sufficient to furnish out their different inclinations. Addison's Spectator. It was easier for Homer to find propor sentiments for Grecian generals, than for Milton to diversify his infernal council with proper characters. Addison's Spectator. 2. To make different from itself; to vary; to variegate. The country being diversified between hills and dales, woods and plains, one place more clear, another more darksome, it is a pleasant Picture. Sidney. There is, in the producing of some species, a composition of matter, which may be much diorrified. Bacon. Div Pasion. m. , [from diver.]

generate differing colours. Boyle.

1. The act of turning anything off from its course. Cutting off the tops, and pulling off the buds, work retention of the sap for a time, and diversion of it to the sprouts that were not forward. Bacon's Natural History. I have ranked this diversion of christian pactice among the effects of our contentions. - Decay of Piety2. The cause by which any thing is turned from its proper course or tendency.’ Fortunes, honour, friends, Are mere diversions from love's proper object, Which only is itself. o Sophy. 3. Sport; something that unbends the mind by turning it off from care. Diversion seems to be something lighter than amusement, and less forcible than pleasure. You for those ends whole days in councilsit, And the diversions of your youthforget. Waller. In the book of games and diversions, the reader's mind may be supposed to be relaxed. Addison's Spectator. Such productions of wit and humour as expose vice and folly, furnish useful diversions to readers. Addison's Freeholder. 4. [In , war.] The act or purpose of drawing the enemy off from some design, by threatening or attacking a distant part. D1 v E' Rs 1TY. m. s. [diversité, Fr. from diversitas, Latin.] 1. Difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness. Then is there in this diversity no contrariety.

Hooker. They cannot be divided, but they will prove

opposite; and, not resting in a bare diversity, rise

into a contrariety. outh.

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ought not to cause dissension in churches. Hoofer. Society cannot subsist without a diversity of stations; and if God should grant every one a middle station, he would defeat the very scheme of happiness proposed in it. Rogers. 3. Distinct being; not identity. Considering to: as existing at any determined time and place, we compare it with itself existing at another time, and thereon form the ideas of identity and diversity. Lock. 4. Variegation. Awaving glow his bloomy beds display, Blushing in bright diversities of day. Poe. D1 v ERs LY. adv. [from diverse.] 1. In different ways; differently; variously. The lack we all have, as well of ghostly as of earthly favours, is in each kind easily known; but the gifts of God are so divertly bestowed, that it seldom appeareth what all receive; what all stand in need of seldom lieth hid. Hooker. Both of them do diverily work, as they have their medium diverfly disposed. Bacon. Whether the king di rmit it to save his urse, or to communicate the envy of a business ispleasing to his people, was diverily interPreted. o Bacon. Leicester bewrayed a desire to planthim in the queen's favour, which was diversy interpreted

by such as thought that great artizan of courts to do nothing by chance, nor much by affection. PWotton. The universal matter, which Moses comprehendeth under the names of heaven, and earth, is by divers divertly understood. Raleigh. William's arm Could nought avail, however fam'd in war; Nor armies leagu'd, that diversly assay'd To curb his pow'r. . . Philips. 2. In different directions; to different points. On life's vast ocean diverely we sail; Reason the card, but passion is the gale... Pope, To DIVE'RT. ov.a. [diverto, Latin.] 1. To turn off from any direction or - course. I rather will subject me to the malice Of a diverted blood and bloody brother. Shakop. Knots, by the conflux of the meeting sap, Infect the sound pine, and divert his grain, "l'ortive and errant, from his course of growth. Shakspeare. He finds no reason to have his rent abated, because a greater part of it is diverted from his landlord. - Zocke. They diverted raillery from improper objects, and gave a new turn to ridicule. 1ddison. Nothing more is requisite for producing all the variety of colours, and degrees of refrangibility, than that the rays of light be bodies of different sizes; the least of which may make violet, the weakest and darkest of the colours, and be more easily diverted by refracting surfaces from the right course; and the rest, as they are bigger and bigger, make the stronger and more lucid colours, blue, green, yellow, and red, and be more and more difficultly diverted. Newton. 2. To draw forces to a different part. The kings of England would have had an absolute conquest of Ireland, if their whole power had been employed; but still there arose sundry occasions, which divided and diverted their power some other way. . . Davie, on Ireland. 3. To withdraw the mind. Alas, how simple, to these cates compar'd, Was that crude apple that diverted Eves Milton. They avoid jo, lest they should have their affections tainted by any sensuality, and coverted from the love ...” him who is to i. the only comfort. Addison on Italy. - Maro's muse, not wholly bent On what is gainful, sometimes she diverts From solid counsel. . . Philips. 4. To please; to exhilarate. See D1 v ERSION. An ingenious gentleman did divert or instruct the kingdom by his papers. . Swift. 5. To subvert; to destroy; in Shakspeare, unless it belong to the first sense. Frights, changes, horrours, Iliveri and crack, rend and deracinate The unity and married calm of states. Skałop. Dry: RTER. n. ... [from the verb.] Any thing that diverts or alleviates. Angling was, after tedious study, a rest to his mind, a cheerer of los spirits, and a diverter of sadness. Walton. To DIVERTI'SE. v. a. [divertiser, Fr. diverto, Latin.] To please ; to exhilarate; to divert. Little used. Let orators instruct, let them divertise, and let them move us; this is what is properly meant by the word salt. - , Dryden. Dive'RTIs EMENT, n. . [divertisteront,

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I.ove cools, friendship falls off, 18rothers divide. Sbaïpear.'. King Lear. Divide Nd. n.s.. [from divide.] . . . 1. A share; the part allotted in division. Each person shall adapt to himself his peculiar share, like other dividends. Decay of Piety. If on such petty merits you confer So vast a prize, let each his portion share: Make a just dividendt and, if not all, The greater part to Diomede will fall. Dryden. 2. [In arithmetick.] The number given to be parted or divided. Cocker. Divispe R. m. s. [from divide.] 1. That which parts any thing into pieces. According as the body moved, the divider did more and more enter into the divided body; so it joined itself to some new parts of the medium or divided body, and did in like manner forsake others. Digby. 1. A distributor; he who deals out to each his share. Who made me a judge or divider over yo, ite3. A disuniter; the person or cause that breaks concord. Money, the great divider of the world, hath, by a strange revolution, been the great uniter of a divided people. . . Swift. 4. A particular-kind of compasses. Divisou AL. adj. [dividuus, Latin.] Divided; shared or participated in common with others. She shines, Revolv'd on heav'n's great axle, and her reign With thousand lesser lights dividual holds, With thousand thousand stars! Milton. Div INATIo N. m. s. [divinatio, Latin. 1. Divination is a prediction or foretelling of future things, which are of a secret and hidden nature, and cannot be known by any human means. Ayliffe. Certain tokens they noted in birds, or in the entrails of beasts, or by other the like frivolous divinations. Rooker. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel. umbers. His countenance did imprint an awe, And naturally all souls to his did bow; As wands of divination downward draw, And point to beds where sov’reign gold doth grow. Dryden. The excellency of the soul is seen by its power of divining in dreams: that several such divinations have been made, none can question who believes the holy writings. . . Addison. 2. Conjectural presage or prediction. Tell thou thy earl his divination lies, And I will take it as a sweet disgrace. DIVITNE. adj. [divinus, Latin.] 1. Partaking of the nature of God. Her line Was hero-make, half human, half divine. Dryden. 2, Proceeding from God; not natural ; not human. The benefit of nature's light is not thought excluded as unnecessary, because the necessity of a divine light is magnified. ooker. Instructed, you'd explore Divine contrivance, and a adore. Blackm. 3. Excellent in a supreme degree. In this sense it may admit of comparison,

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The divinest and the richest mind, Both by art's purchase and by nature's dower, That ever was from heav'n to earth confin'd. - - - . Davier. 4-- Presageful ; divining; prescient. Yet oft his heart, divine of something ill, Misgave him; he the fault'ring measure felt. JMilton. Div 1 Ne. m. r. - 1. A minister of the gospel; a priest; a clergyman. Claudio must die to-morrow: let him be furnished with divines, and have all charitable preparation. Shakop. Give Martius leaye to proceed in his discourse; for he spoke'like a divine in armour. Bacon's Holy War. A divine has nothing to say to the wisest congregation, which he may not express in a manner to be understood by the meannest among

them. - - - - - Soft. 2. A man skilled in divinity; a theologian.

Th’ eternal cause in their immortal lines Was taught, and poets were the first divines. Denham. To Div 1 Ne. v. a. [divino, Latin.] To foretel; to foreknow ; to presage. Why dost thou say king Richard is .# Dar'st thou, thou little better thing than earfs, Divine his downfal? Shalop. To Div 1 NE. v. n. 1. To utter prognostication. Then is Caesar and he knit together.—If I were to divine of this unity, I would not pro

Fo so. Shafs The prophets thereof divine for money. Miz.

2. To feel presages. If secret powers Suggest but truth to my divining thoughts, This pretty lad will prove our country's bliss. Shakop. 3. To conjecture; to guess. The best of commentators can but guess at his meaning; none can be certain he has divined rightly. Dryden. He took it with a bow, and soon divin'd The seeming toy was not for nought design'd. Dryden. In change of torment would be ease: Could you divine what lovers bear, Even you, Prometheus, would confess There is no vulture like despair. Granville. DIvi'NELY. adv. [from divine.] 1. By the agency or influence of God. aith, as we use the word, called commonly divine faith, has to do with no propositions but those which are supposed to be divinely inspired. - Locke. This topick was very fitly and divinely made use of by our apostle, in his conference with philosophers, and the inquisitive people of Athens. entley. 2. Excellently; in the supreme degree. The Grecians most divinely have given to the active perfection of men, a name expressing both beauty and goodness. . Hooker. She fair, divinely fair! fit love for gods. Milton. Exalted Socrates!, divinely brave! Injur'd he fell, and dying he forgave; Too noble for revenge. 3. In a manner noting a deity. His golden horns appear'd, That on the forehead shone divity bright,


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And o'er the banks diffus'd a yellow light. Addion. Divi NEN Ess. n.s...[from divine.] ... . 1. Divinity; participation of the divine nature. Is it then impossible to distinguish the divinemess of this book from that which is humane : Grew. 2. Excellence in the supreme degree. By Jupiter, an ango.!! or, if not, An earthly paragon: behold divineness No elder than a boy. Div 1 NE R. m. f. [from To divine.] 1. One that professes divination, or the art of revealing occult things by supernatural means. This drudge of the devil, this diviner, laid claim to me, called me Dromio, and swore 1 was assured to her; told me what privy marks I had about me. Shak p. Expelled his oracles, and common temples of delusion, the devil runs into corners, excrcising meaner trumperies, and acting his decests in witches, magicians, diviners, and such inferior seducers. * Brown's Wulgar Errours. 2. Conjecturer; guesser. If he himself be conscious of nothing he then thought on, he must be a notable diviner of thoughts, that can assure him that he was thinking. Locke. Divi'n ER Ess. n. . [from diviner.] A prophetess; a woman professing divination. The mad divinerers had plainly writ, A time should come, but many ages yet, In which sinister destinies ordain A dame should drown with all her feather'd train. Dryden. Divi"NITY. m. s. [divinité, Fr. divinitas, Latin. 1. Participation of the nature and excellence of God; deity; godhead. As with new wine intoxicated both, They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel IXivinity within them breeding wings, Wherewith to scorn the earth. Milton. When he attributes divinity to other things than God, it is only a divinity by way of participation, So,off:ct. 2. God; the Deity; the Supreme Being; the Cause of causes. 'Tis the Divinity that stirs within us, 'Tis Heav'n itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man. 4ddian. 3. False god. Vain idols, deities that ne'er before In Israel's lands had fix'd their dire abodes, Beastly divinities, and droves of gods. Prior. 4. Celestial being. God doubtless can govern this machine he could create, oy more direct and easy methods than employing these subservient divinities. Cheyne. 5. The science of divine things; theology. o Hear him but reason in divinity, And, all admiring, with an inward wish You would desire the king were made a prelate. Shakop.

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Among hard words I number those which are peculiar to divinity, as it is a science. Swift

6. Something supernatural.

They say there is divinity in odd numbers. either in nativity, chance, or death. ShaoDIVI’SIBLE. adj. [divisibilis, Latin.] Capable of being divided into parts : discerptible; separable. When we frame in our minds any notion of matter, we conceive nothing else but extension and bulk, which is impenetrable, or divisible and passive. Beatley. Divisier Lity. n. . . [divisibilité, Fr.] The quality of admitting division or separation of parts. The most palpable absurdities will press the asserters of infinite divisivility. Glanviliz. This will easily appear to any one, who will let his thoughts loose in the vast expansion of space, or divisibility of matter. ocke. Dr v1's I BLE Ness. m. s. [from divisible.] Divisibility. Naturalists disagree about the origin of motion, and the indefinite divisibleness of matter. Boyle. Divission. m. s. [divisio, Latin.] 1. The act of dividing any thing into parts. 2. The state of being divided. Thou madest the spirit of the firmament, and commanded it to part asunder, and to make a division betwixt the waters. 2 Esdras. 3. That by which any thing is kept apart; partition. 4. The part which is separated from the rest by dividing. If we look into communities and divisions of men, we observe that the discreet man, not the witty, guides the conversation. Addison. 5. Disunion; discord; difference. There was a division among the people, because of him. **offio. As to our divisions with the Romanists, were our differences the product of heat, they would, like small clefts in the ground, want but a season to cement them. Decay of Piety. 6. One of the parts into which a discourse is distributed. In the divisions I have made, I have endeavoured, the best I could, to govern myself by ... the diversity cf matter. Locłe. Express the heads of your divisions in as few and clear words as you can, otherwise I never can be able to retain them. Swift. 7. Space between the notes of musick, or parts of a musical composure ; just time.

Thy tongue Makes Welsh as sweet as dirties highly penn'd, Sung by a fair queen in a summer's bower, With ravishing division, to her lute. Sharp. Our tongue will run divisions in a tune, not missing a note, even when our thoughts are totally engaged elsewhere. Glanville. 8. Distinction. I will put a division between my people and thy people. Exodus. 9. [In arithmetick.] The separation or parting of any number or quantity given, into any parts assigned. Cocker. 10. Subdivision; distinction of the general into species. t


- Abound . . Di vo' Rice MENT. m. s. [from divorce.] In the division of each several crime, , , Divorce; separation of marriage. Acting it many ways. Shai feare's Moth. write her a bill of divorcement, and give it is Diviso R. a. s. [divisor, Latin.] . The her hand, and send her out of his house. Deut. number given, by which the dividend Divorcer. n. . [from divorce.] The

is divided; the number, which shows person or cause which produces divorce ! how many parts the dividend is to be or separation.

divided into. - " .. Death is the violent estranger of acquaintance, DIVO’RCE. m. s. [divorce, Fr. from di- the eternal divorcer of marriage. rummond.

vortium, Latin.] Diu RE tick, adj. [\aporize..] Having 1. The legal separation of thusband and the power to provoke urine.

wife. Diureticks are decoctions, emulsions, and oils

of emollient vegetables, that relax the urinary passages; such as relax ought to be tried before such as force and stimulate. Those emollients ought to be taken in open air, to hinder them from perspiring, and on empty stomachs. Arbuthnot.

Divorce is a lawful separation of husband and wife, made, before a competent judge, on due cognizance had of the cause, and sufficient proof hi-de thereof. Ayliffe's "aragon. To restore the king,

He counsels a divorce, a loss cf her. . That like a jewel ha.'hong twenty 'ears Graceful as John, she moderates the reins,

About his neck, yet never lost her lustre. And whistles sweet her diuretic strains. Toong. > y Soakspeare's Henry viii. DIU RNAL. adj. [diurnus, Latin.] He had in his eye the divorce which had passed 1. Relating to the day.

betwixt the emperor and Scribonia. ryden. We observe in a day, which is a short year, 2. Separation ; disunion. the greatest heat about two in the afternoon, Such motions may occasion a farther aliena- when the sun is past the meridian, which is the tion of mind, and divorce of affections, in her, diurnal solstice, and the same is evident from the from my religion. king charo, thermometer. Brown's Pulgar Errours. - - - - -> - - These things, to be a bastard, and to be born Think, ere this diurnal star out of jawful wedlock, are convertible the one Leave cold the night, how we his gather'd beams won the other; and 'tis hard to make divor. Reflected, may with matter sere foment. between those things that are so near in nature - - Milton. to each other, as being convertible terms. 2. Constituting the day. Ayliff. Why does he order the diurnal hours To leave earth's other part, and rise in curs?

3. The sentence by which a marriage is - Prior. dissolved. 3. Performed in a day; daily; quoti

4. The cause of any penal separation. dian Go with me, like good angels, to my end; - The prime orb s:- - - - - - w And, as the long divorce of steel fails on me, Incredible how swift, had thither rowl'd Make of your prayers one sweet sacrifice, Diarma! Milton. :- ." or -- - - And lift my soul to heav'n. Słakop. The diurnal and annual revolution of the sun To Divorce. v. a. [from the noun.] have been, from the beginning of nature, con1. To separate a husband or wife from stant, regular, and universally observable }. all the other. pool. ... [i.e., F. A of ...To force asunder; to separate by vio- “...", day tournal, or “outlence. - * , a way: - - Were it consonant unto reason to divorce Diu RNALLY. adv. [from diurnal.] these two sentences, the former of which doth Daily ; every day. --- shew how the latter is restrained, and, not As we make the enquiries, we shall diurnally marking the former, to conclude by the latter communicate them to the polick. Tatley.’ of them? Hooter. Di U'ru'RNITY. m. f. [aliatarnitas, Lat.] The continent and the island were continued Length of duration. together, within men's remembrance, by a Such a coming, as it might be said that that drawbridge; but are now divorced by the down- generation should not pass till it was fulfilled, fillen clińs. Carew's Survey of Cornwall. they needed not suppose of such duturnity. So seem'd her youthful soul not eas'ly forc'd, Brown's Pulgar Erroirs. Or from so fur, so sweet a seat *}. 1. To DIVU LG E. v. a. [ioulo, Latin.] olfer.

1. To publish ; to make publick; to re-
veal to the world. --
Men are better contented to have their com-
mendations suppressed, tean the contrary much
diogo. Hocker.
I will pluck the veil of modesty from the so
seeming mistress Page, and divulge Page himself

3. To separate from another.
If thou wert not glad,
I would divorce me from thy mother's tomb,
so on adultress, Shakop.
so be it were possible, that all other orna-
ments of mind might be had in their full per-
fection, nevertheless the mind that should pos-

o, said to . *.*.*.*.*.*.*.* - oil- - ». spectacle of commiseration. H. ter. The king himself divulg'd, the land believ'd. 4. To take away; to put away. - * -- Dryden. I dare not make myself so guilty, You are deprived of the right over your own To give up willingly that ncble title sentiments, of the privilege of every human creaYour master wed me to: nothing but death ture, to dividge or conceal them. Aope. Shall e'er divorce my dignities. Sicio. The cabinets of the sick, and the closets of the Aérial pasture the lungs with gentle force dead, have been ransacked to publish private letConstant embrace by turns, by turns divorce. ters, and divoje to all mankind the most soret

Bicciaire, sentiments of friendship. Pope.

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