Sidebilder
PDF
[blocks in formation]

errour. The many innovations of that church witness * the danger of presuming upon the unerrableness of a guide. Decay of Piety. JNERRING. adj. [inerrans, Lat.] ... Committing no mistake. The irresistible infirmities of our nature make a perfect and unerring obedience impossible. Rogers. o Fast in chains constrain the various god; Who, bound obedient to superior force, Unerring will H. your destin'd course. Pope. His javelin threw; Hissing in air th' unerring weapon flew. Dryden. 2. Incapable of failure; certain. o The king a mortal shaft lets fly From his unerring hand. Denham. Is this th' unerring power’ the ghost reply'd, Nor Phoebus flatter'd ; iior his answers ly'd, Dryden. Of lovers of truth, for truth's sake, there is this one unerring mark: the not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. Locke.

UNE’RRINGLY. adv. Without mistake. What those figures are, which should be mechanically adapted to fall so unerringly into regular

compositions, is beyond our faculties to conceive. Glanville.

[blocks in formation]

Not impartial;

[ocr errors]

UNEsse’NTIAL. adj. 1. Not being of the last importance; not constituting essence. Tillotson was moved rather with pity, than indignation, towards the persons of those who giffered from him in the unessential parts of Christionity, Addison's Freeholder. 2. Void of real being. - The void profound Of unessential night receives him next. Milton. NESTA'blished, adj. Not established. UNE've N. adj. From plain principles, doubt may be fairly

[merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

1. Surface not level; inequality of surface. This softness of the foot, which yields to the ruggedness and unevenness of the roads, renders the feet less capable of being worn than if they were more solid. Ray on the Creation. That motion which can continue long in one and the same part of the body, can be propagated a long way from one part to another, supposing the body homogeneal; so that the notion may not be reflected, refracted, interrupted, or disordered by any unevenness of the body. Newton. 2. Turbulence; changeable state. Edward II, though an unfortunate prince, and by reason of the troubles and unevenness of his reign, the very law itself had many interruptions; et it held its current in that state his father had eft it in. Hulc. 3. Not smoothness. Notwithstanding any such unevenness or indistinctness in the style of those places, concerning

the origin and form of the earth. Burmet's sheory of the Earth.

UNEvit ABLE. [adj. [inevitabilis, Lat.

inevitable, Fr.] Inevitable; not to be

escaped. So jealous is she of my love to her daughter, that I never yet begin to open my mouth to the unevitable Philoclea, but that her unwished presence gave my tale a conclusion before it had a beginning. Sidney. UNExACTED. adj. Not exacted; not taken by force.

All was common, and the fruitful earth Was free, to give her uneracted birth. Dryden.

UNExAMINED. adj. Not inquired; not

tried; not discussed. Yet within these five hours Hastings liv'd Untainted, unexamin'd, free at liberty. , Shakesp. They utter all they think, with a violence and indisposition, unexamined, without relation to person, place, or fitness. Ben Jonson. The most pompous seeming, knowledge, that is built on the inexamined prejudices of sense, stands not. Glanville.

UNExAMPLED. adj. Not known by any

precedent or example. Charles returned with unexampled loss from Algiers. Raleigh. O uncrampled love! Love no where to be found less than divine. Milt. God vouchsafed Enoch an unemampled exemption from death. Boyle. Your twice-conquer'd vassals, First, by your courage, then your clemeney, Here humbly vow to sacrifice their lives, The gift of this your unexampled ". To your command. Denham's Sophy. I tune my pipe afresh, each night and day, Thy unexampled goodness to extol. Phillips. UNException ABLE. adj. Not liable to any objection. Personal prejudices should not hinder us from pursuing, with joint hands and hearts, the unerceptionable design of this pious institution. Atterb. UNExci's ED. adj. Not subject to the payment of excise. And beggars taste thee unexcis'd by kings. Brown.

UNExco'GITABLE. adj. Not to be found

Out.

Wherein can man resemble his unercogitable power and perfectness? Raleigh's Hist.of the World.

UNExecuted. adj. Not performed ; not done.

Leave unexecuted your own renowned knowledge. Shakesp.

UNExE'MPLIFIED. adj. Not made known

by instance or example.

Those wonders a generation returned with so unexemplified an ingratitude, that it is not the lcast of his wonders, that he would vouchsafe to work any of them. - Boyle.

This being a new, uneremplify'd kind of policy, must pass for the wisdom of this particular age, scorning the examples of all former ages. South.

[blocks in formation]

Have wisdom to provide always beforehand,that those evils overtake us not, which death unexpected doth use to bring upon careless men; and although it be sudden in ... nevertheless, in regard of our prepared minds, it may not be sudden. Hooker. Sith evils, great and unexpected, do cause oftentimes even them to think upon divine power with fearfullest suspicions, o have been otherwise the most sacred adorers thereof; how should we look for any constant resolution of mind in such cases, saving only where unfeigned affection to God hath bred the most assured confidence to be assisted by his hand 2 Hooker. O unexpected stroke! worse than of death! Must I thus leave thee, paradise 2 Milton's Par. Lest. Them unexpected joy surpriz'd, When the great ensign of Messiah blaz'd. Milton. Some amazement; But such as sprung from wonder, not from fear, It was so unexpected. Denham's Sophy. To the pale foes they suddenly draw near, And summon them tow o Dryden. Deco the wound; he stagger'd with the blow, And turn'd him to his unerpected foe. Dryden. When Barcelona was taken by a most unerpected accident of a bomb lighting on the magazine, then the Catalonians revolted. Swift.

[ocr errors][merged small][merged small]
[blocks in formation]

UNExpe'RIEN ced. adj. Not versed : not acquainted by trial or practice.

The wisest, unexperienc'd, will be ever Timorous and loth, with moviee modesty, Irresolute, unhardy, unadvent'rous. Milton. Long use may strengthen men against many such inconveniences, which, to unexperienced persons, may prove very hazardous. Wilkins's Math. Mag. The pow'rs of Troy; Not a raw and unexperienc'd train, But firin body of embattled men. Druden. These reproaches are the extravagant speeches of those unexperienced in the things they speak against. oil. Unerperienced young men, if unwarmed, take one thing for another. ocke. - The smallest accident intervening, often produces such changes, that a wise man is just as much in doubt of events, as the most ignorant

and unexpericnced. Swift. UNExPE'Rt. adj. [inexpertus, Lat.] Wanting skill or knowledge. Receive the partner of my inmost soul: Him you will find in letters, and in laws, Not unexpert. Prior.

[blocks in formation]
[ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small]

UNFA'DiN G. adj. Not liable to wither.
For her th' unfading rose of Eden blooms,
And wings of seraphs shed divine perfumes. Pope.
UN FAI'll N G. adj. Certain; not missing
Nothing the united voice of all history pro-
claims so loud, as the certain, unfailing curse, that
has pursued, and overtook sacrilege. South.
Thou, secure of my unfailing word,

Compose thy swelling soul, and sheath thy sword.
Dryden.

UN FA'i R. adj. Disingenuous; subdolous; not honest.

You come, like an unfair merchant, to charge me with being in your debt. Swift.

[ocr errors]

in a just manner. UN FA'ith ful. adj.

1. Perfidious; treacherous. lf you break one jot of your promise, I will think you the most atheistical break-proulise, and the most unworthy, that may be chosen out of the gross band of the unfaithful. Shakesp. My feet, through wine, unfaithful to their weight, Betray'd me tumbling from a tow'ry height. Pope. 2. Impious; infidel. Thence shall come To judge th' unfaithful dead; but to reward His faithful, and receive them into bliss. Milton.

UNFA'ith FULLY. adv. Treacherly; perfidiously. There is danger of being unfaithfully counselled;

and more for the good of them that counsel, than for him that is counselled. Bacon.

UN FA'it H FULN ess. m. s. Treacherous ; perfidiousness.

As the obscurity of what some writers deliver

makes it very difficult to be understood; so the

unfaithfulness of too many others makes it unfit to be relied on. Boyle.

[ocr errors]

as is not common. The matters which we handle, seem, by reason

of newness, dark, intricate, unfamiliar. Hooker. Chaucer's uncouth, or rather unfamiliar lan

guage, deters many readers. Warton's Spenser.

UNFA'shion Able. adj. Not modish, not according to the reigning custom. A man writes good sense, but he has not a tapy manner of expression. Perhaps he uses otsete and unfashionable language. J4 atts's Low. UN FA's HIon ABLENEss. n. s. Deviation from the mode. Natural unfashionableness is much better than apish, affected postures. Locot UNFA shionABLY. adv. [from unfashion able.] 1. Not according to the fashion. 2. Unartfully. Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time lnto this breathing world, scarce half made up; And that so lamely and unfashionabły, That dogs bark at me. ... Shakesp. Richard III. UN FA'shion Ed. adj. 1. Not modified by art. Mark but how terribly his eyes appear; And yet there's something roughly noble there; Which, in unfushion'd nature, looks divine, And, like a genu, does in the quarry shine. 2. Having no regular form. A lifeless lump, unfashion'd and unfram’d, Of jarring seeds, and justly Chaos nam'd. Dryder. To UN FA's TEN. v. a. To loose; to unfix. He had no sooner unfasten’d his hold, hut tiet a wave forcibly spoiled his weaker hand of held

Sidory. Then in the key-hole turns Th’ intricate wards, and every bolt and bar Of massy irou, or solid rock, with ease Unfastens. Milton's Paradise Lost. UN FA't HERED. adj. Fatherless ; having no father. They do observe Unfather'd heirs, and loathly births of nature. Shaker. UNFA't Hom ABLE. adj. 1. Not to be sounded by a line. In the midst of the plain a beautiful lake, which the inhabitants thereabouts pretend is unfathele. Addison. Beneath unfathomable depths they faint, And secret in their gloomy *P. - dalison's Chid 2. That of which the end or extent cannot be found. A thousand parts of our bodies may be diversified in all the dimensions of solid bodies; which overwhelms the fancy in a new abyss of unfatherable number. Bentley's Serracu. UNFATHoMABLY. adv. So as not to be sounded. Cover'd pits, unfathomably deep. Thomson. UNFATHOMED. adj. Not to be sounded. The Titan race He sing'd with lightning, rowl within the unfathom'd space. Dryde

[ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors]
[blocks in formation]

UNFE'Lt. adj. Not felt; not perceived.
All my treasury
Is but yet unfelt thanks, which, more enrich'd,
Shall be your love and labour's recompence.

Shakesp. Her looks, from that time, infus'd Sweetness into my heart, unfelt before. Milton. 'Tis pleasant, safely to behold from shore The rowling ships, and hear the tempest roar; Not that another's pain is our delight, But pains unfelt produce the pleasing sight. Dryden, UNFE'Nced, adj. 1. Naked of fortification. I'd play incessantly upon these jades; Even till unfenced desolation leave them as naked as the vulgar air. Shakesp. 2. Not surrounded by any inclosure. UN FERMENTED. adj. Not fermented. All such vegetables must be unfermented; for fermentation changes their nature. Arbuthnot on Aliments. UNFERTILE. adj. Not fruitful; not prolifick. Peace is not such a dry tree, such a sapless unJertile thing, but that it might fructify and inCrease. Decay of Piety,

To UNFE'tter. v. a. To unchain; to; free from shackles. Unfetter me with speed:

I see you troubled that I bleed. Druden. This most useful principle may be unfettered,

and restored to its native o of exercise. Addison's Spectator. The soul in these instances is not entirely loose and unfettered from the body. Addison's Spectator. Th'unfetter'd mind by the sublin'd. Thomson. UNF1GURED. adj. Representing no ani

mal form. In unfigur'd paintings the noblest is the initation of marbles, and of architecture, as arches, freezes. Wotton. UNFI’lled. adj. Not filled; not supplied. Come not to table, but when thy need invites thee; and if thou beest in health, leave something of thy appetite unfilled. Taylor's Rule of Liv Holy, The air did not precisely fill up the vacuities of the vessel, since it left so many unfilled. The throne of my forefathers Still stands unfill’d. - Addison's Cato. UNFI'll AL. adj. Unsuitable to a son. You offer him a wrong, Something unfilial. Shakesp. Teach the people, that to hope for heaven is a mercenary, legal, and therefore unfilial, affection. Boyle. UNFI'Nished. adj. Incomplete; not brought to an end; not brought to perfection; imperfect; wanting the last hand. It is for that such outward ornament Was lavish'd on their sex, that inward gifts Were left for haste unfinish d. - Milton. I did dedicate to you a very unfinished piece Druden. His hasty hand left his pictures so unfinished, that the beauty, in the picture faded sooner than in the person after whom it was drawn. Spectator. And now let conscious Cecil view the piece, Where Virtue in her loveliest light is shewn ; Let these unfinish'd lays in part express Your great forefather's bounties, and your own. Heigh. This collection contains not only such pieces as come under our review, but many others, even unfinished. Swift. UN Fi'R.M. adj. 1. Weak ; feeble.

Our fancies are more giddy and unfirm Than women's are. Shakesp. Twelfth Night. So is the unfirm king In three divided ; and his coffers found With hollow poverty and emptiness. 2. Not stable. Take the time, while stagg'ring yet they stand, With feet unfirm, and prepossess the strand. Dryden.

[ocr errors]

Shakesp.

UN FI'T. a #: 1. Improper; unsuitable. They easily perceive how unfit that were for the present, which was for the first age convenient enough. - ooker. Neither can I think you would impose upon me an unfit and over-ponderous argument.

Milton on Education. 2. Unqualified. Unfit he was for any worldly thing,

And eke unable once to stir or go. Spenser.
Old as 1 am, for ladies' love unfit,
The pow'r of beauty 1 remember yet. Dryden.

A genius that can hardly take in the connection of three propositions, is utterly unfit for speculative studies. Watts. To UN fit. v. a. To disqualify. Those excellencies, as they qualified him for dominion, so they unfitted him for a satisfaction or acquiescence in his vassals. Governm. of the Tong. UNF1'TLY. adv. Not properly; not suitably.

Others, reading to the church those books

which the apostles wrote, are neither untruly nor unfitly said to preach. Hooker,

The kingdom of France may be not unfitly compared to a body that hathals its blood drawn u into the arms, breast, and back #. UN FITN Ess. m. s. 1. Want of qualifications. In setting down the form of common prayer, there was no need that the book should mention either the learning of a fit, or the unfitness of an ignorant minister. Hooker. It is looked upon as a great weakness, and unfitness for business, for a man to be so open, as really to think not only what he says, but what he swears. - South. 2. Want of propriety. UNF1'tti Ng. adj. Not proper. Although monosyllables, so rise in our tongue, are unfitting for vesses, yet are they most fit for expressing briefly the first conceits of the mind. , Camden. To UNFI'x. v. a.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]

Ah, what availThe vivid green his shining !". unfold. Pope. Sloth unfolds her arms, and wakes ; List'ning Envy drops her snakes. Pope's St. Cecilia. 2. To tell: to declare. What tidings with our cousin Buckingham —Such as my heart doth tremble to unfold. Shak, Unfold to me why you are heavy. Shakesp.

[merged small][ocr errors]

Things of deep sense we may in prose unfold; But they move more in lofty numbers told, Waller. 3. To discover; to reveal. Time shall unfold what plaited cunning hides: Who covers faults, at last with shame derides. Shakesp If the object be seen through two or more such convex or concave glasses, every glass shall make a new inage, and the object ...i appear in the place, and of the highess of the last image; which consideration unfolds the theory of microscopes and telescopes . Newton's Opticks. 4. To dijoy ; to set to view. We are the inhabitants of the earth, and endowed with understanding; doth it then properly belong to us, to examine and unfold the works of God 2 Burnet. 5. To release or dismiss from a fold. The unfolding star calls up the shepherd. Shak. To UN Fool. v. a. To restore from folly. Have you any way to unfool me again? Shakesp.

UN FoRBI. D. ladi -- UN Forbi'DDEN.s adj. Not prohibited. lf unforbid thou may’st unfold What we, not to explore the secrets, ask Of his eternal empire. Milton's Par. Lost. These are the unforbidden trees; and here we may let loose the reins, and indulge our thoughts. Norris. A good man not only forbears those gratifications which are forbidden by reason and religion, but even restrains himselfin unforbidden instances. Atterbury.

UN for BI'd DENNEss. n.s. The state of

being unforbidden. The *. you are so severe to, is no where expressly prohibited in scripture; and this unforbiddenness they think sufficient to evince, that the sumptuousness you condemn is not in its own nature sinful. Boyle. UN Fo'nced. adj. 1. Not compelled; not constrained. This gentle and unforc'd accord of Hamlet Sits smiling to my heart. Shakesp. Hamlet. Unforc’d by punishment, unaw'd by fear; His words were simple, and his soul sincere. Dryd. 2. Not impelled; not externally urged. No more can impure man retain and move In that pure region of a worthy love, Than earthly substance can, unforc'd, aspire, And leave his nature, to converse with fire. Donne. 3. Not feigned; not artificially heightened. Upon these tidings they broke forth into such unforced and unfeigned passions, as it ...}} appeared that good-nature did work in them. Hayw. 4. Not violent; easy; gradual. Windsor the next above the valley swells Moto my eye, and doth itself present With such an easy and unforc'd ascent, That no stupendous precipice denies Access, no horror turns away our eyes. Denham. 5. Not contrary to ease. If one arm is stretched out, the body must be *omewhat bowed on the opposite side, in a situation which is unforced. Dryden. UNFo'RCIBLE, adj. Wanting strength. The same reason which causeth to yield that they are of some force in the one, will constrain to acknowledge that they are not in the other altogether unforcible. Hooker. UN FoREBo'DING. adj. Giving no omens. Unnumber'd birds glide through th' aerial way, Vagrants of air, and unforeboding stray. Pope's Odys. UN for exNo'wn. adj. Not foreseen by prescience.

It had no less prov'd certain, unforeknown. - - Milton.

[blocks in formation]

placable. The sow with her broad snout for rooting up Th’ intrusted seed, was judg'd to spoil the crop; The covetous churi, of inforgiving kind, Th' offender to the bloody priest resign'd. Dryden. UN forgotte N. adj. Not lost to memory. The thankful remembrance of so great a benefit received, shall for ever remain unforgotten. Knolles's History of the Turks. UNFo'RMED. adj. Not modified into

regular shape. All putrefaction being a dissolution of the first form, is a mere confusion, and unformed mixture of the parts. Bacon. The same boldness discovers itself in the several adventures he meets with during his passage through the regions of unformed matter. Spectator.

[blocks in formation]

unfortunate commander. All things religiously taken in hand, are prosperously ended; because whether men in the end have that which religion did allow to desire, or that which it ...; them contentedly to suffer, they are in neither event unfortunate. Hooker. Whosoever will live altogether out of himself, and study other men's humours, shall never “so Raleigh. indictive persons live the life of witches, who, as they are mischievous, end unfortunate. Bacon. He that would hunt a hare with an elephant, is not unfortunate for missing the mark, but foolish for chusing such an unapt instrument. Taylor. The virgins shall on feastful days Visit his tomb with flowers, only bewailing His lot unfortunate in nuptial choice, From whence captivity and loss of eyes. Milton's Agonistes. Unhappily;

UN fo'RTUNATELY. adv.

without good luck. Unconsulting affection, unfortunately , born to mewards, made Zelmane borrow so much of her natural modesty, as to leave her more decent raiments. idney. Most of these artists unfortunately miscarried, by falling down and breaking their arms. Wilkins. She kept her countenance when the lid, remov’d,

[ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][merged small]

cease to frequent. A bad word. Glad to shun his hostile gripe, They quit their thefts, and unfrequent *:::: illips UN FREQUE'NTED. adj. Rarely visited; rarely entered. Many unfrequented f'; there are, Fitted by kind for rape an .# Retiring from the pop'lar noise, I seek 5 This o: place to find some ease. Milton How well your cool and unfrequented shade Suits with the chaste retirements of a maid! Roscommon Can he not pass an astronomick line, Nor farther yet in liquid aether roll, 'Till he has gain'd some unfrequented place? Blackmore. With what caution does the hen provide herself a nest in places unfrequented, and free from noise! * - Addison. UN FREQUENTLY. adv. Not commonly. They, like Judas, desire death, and not unfrequently pursue it. Brown's Vulgar Erroirs UNFRIENDED. adj. Wanting friends; uncountenanced; unsupported. These parts to a stranger, Unguided and unfriended, often prove Rough and unhospitable. Shakesp. Twelfth Night. Great acts require great means of enterprize; Thou art unknown, †. low of birth. Milt. o

Who me unfriended broughost,by wond’rous ways, The kingdom of my fathers to possess. vuenUNFR1'ENDLINEss. n. s. [from unfriendly..] Want of kindness; want of favour. You might be apt to look upon such disappointments as the effects of an unfriendliness in nature or fortune to your particular attempt. Beyk

UNFR1'ENDLY. adj. Not benevolent

not kind. . What signifies an unfriendly parent or brother?

Disclos'd the heart unfortunately lov’d. Dryden.

*Tis ...; only that is the cement which ef. fectively coubines mankind. Gov. of the Tongue.

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

:

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small]

UNG 1'Rt. adj. Loosely dressed. One tender foot was bare, the other shod : Her robe ungirt. Waller. Mulciber assigns the proper place For Carians, and th' ungirt Numidian race. Dryd. UNGI'v ING. adj. Not bringing gifts. In vain at shrines th’ungiving suppliant stands; This 'tis to make a vow with empty hands, ryden. UNGLO'RIFIED. adj. Not honoured; not exalted with praise and adoration. Lest God should be any way unglorified, the greatest part of our daily service consisteth, according to the blessed apostle's own precise rule, in much variety of psalms and hymns; that, out of so plentiful a treasure, there might be for every man's heart to chuse out for his own sacrifice. H

Prior,

[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

2. Not begotten. He is as free from touch or soil with her, As she from one ungot. Shakesp. Meas, for Meas. His loins yet full of ungot princes; all His glory in the bud. Waller. UN Gover NABLE. adj. 1. Not to be ruled ; not to be restrained. They'll judge every thing by models of their own; and thus are rendered unmanageable by any authority, and ungovernable by other laws but those of the sword. - Glanville. 2. Cicentious; wild; unbridled. So wild and ungovernable a poet cannot be translated literally ; his genius is too strong to bear a chain. Dryden. He was free from any rough, ungovernable passions, which hurry men on to say and do very offensive things. Atterbury. UNGover NED. adj. 1. Being without government. The estate is yet ungovern'd. Shak. Rich. Ill. It pleaseth God above, And all good men of this unggern'd isle. Shakesp 2. Not regulated; unbridled; licentious, Seek for him, Lest his ungovern'd rage dissolve the Iife That wants the means to lead it. Shakesp. King Lear. Themselves they vilify’d To serve ungovern'd appetite; Milton's Paradise Lost, 950

[graphic]
[graphic]
« ForrigeFortsett »