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occur to me.

Whoso curseth his father or mother, his lamp

1. Darkness; want of light. shall be put out in obscure darkness. Proverbs. Lo! a day of darkness and obscurity, tribulaWho shall tempt with wand'ring feet

tion and anguish upon the carth. Estber. The dark unbottom'd infinite abyss,

Should Cynthia quit thee, Venus, and each And thro' the palpable obscure find out His uncouth way?

Milton. It would not form one thought dark as mine are: 2. Living in the dark.

I could lend them obscureness now, and say, The adscare bird clamour'd the live-long night.

Out of myself there should be no more day.

Donne. Slakspeare. 3. Not easily iotelligible ; abstruse ; difti. 2. Unnoticed state ; privacy. cult.

You are not for obscurity design'd, I explain some of the most obscure passages,

But, like the sun, must cheer all human kind.

Dryden. and those which are most necessary to be understood, and this according to the manner wherein

3. Darkness of meaning. he uscd to express himself.


Not to mention that obscureness that attends 4. Not noted; not observable.

prophetick raptures, there are divers things He says, that he is an ob cure person; one,


knowable by the bare light of nature, which yet suppose, thar is in the dark.


are so uneasy to be satisfactorily understood by To OBSCU'RE. v. a. (obscuro, Latin.]

our imperfect intellects, that let them be deli

vered in the clearest expressions, the notions 1. To darken; to make dark.

themselves will yet appear obscure. boole. They are all couched in a pit hard by Herne's That this part of sacred scripture had diiticul oak, with obscured ligiits; which at the very in- ties in it: many causes of obscurity did readily sant of Falstaff's and our meeting, they will it

Locke. once displav to the night.


What lies beyond our positive idea towards inSudden the thunder blackens all the skies, finity, lies in obscurity, and has the undetermiAnd the winds whistle, and the surges roll nate contusion of a negative idea, wherein I know Mountains on mountains, and obscure the pole. I do not comprehend all I would, it being too Pope large for a finite capacity.

Locke. 2. To make less visible.

OBSECRA’TION. n. s. Cobsecratio, from obWhat must I hold a candle to my shames?

secro, Lat.] Intreaty; supplication. They ja themselves, good sooth, are coo, too That these were comprehended under the light.

sacra, is manifest from the old form of obsecnaWhy, 'tis an office of discovery, love,



fleet. And I should be obscur'd.

. Thinking by this retirement to obsäure himself O'BSEQUIES. n. s. [obsequies, Fr. I know

not wliether this word be not anciently from God, he infringed the omnisciency and essential uliyuity of his Maker. Bruten.

mistaken for exequies, txiquiæ, Lat. this 3. To make iess intelligible.

word, however, is apparently derived By private corsent it haih been used in dan. from obsequium.) gero s times to obscure writing, and make it hard

1. Funeral rites ; fiuera! solemnities. to be read by others not acquainted with the in- There was Dorilaus valiantly requiring !iis trigue.


friends hely, in a seat battie deprived of life, There is scarce any duty which has been so

his obsequies being not mere solemnized by the eboured by the writings of learned men, as chis. tears of his partakers, than the blood of his cne. Wake. mies.

Sidney. 4. To make less glorious, beautiful, or Fair Juliet, that with angels dost remain, illustrious.

Accept this latest favour at my hand; 'I rink'st thou, vain spirit, thy glories are the

That living honour'd thee, and being dead, sme,

With tun'ral obsequies adorn thy tomb. Shalsp. And seest not sin obscures thy godlike frame?

I spare the widows tears, their wocfil cries, I know thee now by thy ungrateful pride, And howling at their husbands obsequies ; That shows me what thy faded looks did hide. How Theseus a: these fun'rals díd assist,


And with what gifts the mourning dames dismist. s. To conceal; to make unknown.

Drydos. O might I here

His body shall be royally interråd, In solitude live savage, in some glad:

I will, myself, Cbzar'd, where highest woods, impenetrable

Be the chief mourner at his obscquies. Dryden. To sun or starlighi, spread their umirage broad.

Alas! poor Poll, my Indian calker dies,

Go bids and celebrate his obsrquies.
OBSCU'RELY. adv. [from obscure.)

2. It is found in the singular, perhaps 1. Not brightly; not luminously ; darkly. more properly 3. Out of sight; privately; without no

Or tune a song of victory to me, tice; not conspicuously.

Or to thyself, sing thine own obsequy. Crasbaw.

Him l'll solemnly attend,
Such was the rise of this procligious fire, With silent obsequy and funeral train,
Which in mean buildings first obscurely bred, Hone to his father's house.
From thence did soon to open streets aspire. OSSE'QUIOUS. adj. [from obsequium,

There live retir'd,

Latin) Content thyself to be obscurely good. Addison. 1. Obedient; compliant; not resisting. 3. Not clearly; not plainly; darkly to the

Adore not so the rising son, that you forget mind.

the father, who raised you to this height; nor be The woman's sced at first obscurely told,

you so obsequions to the father, that you give just Now amplier known, thy saviour and they lord.

cause to the son to suspect that you neglect him.

Bacon. Milion.

At his command th’ıp-rooted lills retir'd OBSCU'RENESS. n. s. (obscuritas, Latin,

Fadli to his place; they hcard his voice, and went OBSCUʻRITY, ) obscurité, French.} Obsequious.

Milton's Paradise Losto.


Milton. I follow'd her; she what was honour knew, Use all th'observance of civility, And, with obsequious majesty, approv'd

Like one well studied in a sad ostent My pleaded reason. Milton's Paradise Lost. To please his grandam.

Sbakspearer See how th’ obsequious wind and liquid air

Love rigid honesty. The Theban swan does upward bear. Cowley. And strict observance of impartial laws. Roscoza,

A genial cherishing heat acts so upon the fit If the divine laws were proposed to our ebo and obsequious master, as to organize and fashion servance, with no other motive than the advarit according to the exigencies of its own nature. taças attending it, they would be little more Bogle. than an advice.

Regers' Serwans. His servants weeping,

4. Rule of practice. Obsequions to his orders, bear him hither. 'Addis. There are other strict observances; The vote of an assembly, which we cannot re- As, not to see a woman.

Sbakspeare. concile to public good, has been conceived in a

5. Careful ubedience. private brain, afterwards supported by an obse

We must attend our Creator in all those arquious party.

Swift. dinances which he has prescribed to the obsercia 2. In Sbakspeare, it seems to signify fune

ance of his church.

Roger yal; such as the rites of funerals require. 6. Observation ; attention. Your father lost a father;

There can be no observation or experience of That father his; and the survivor bound

greater certainty, as to the increase of manIn filial obligation for some tern,

kind, than the strict and vigilant observance of To do obsequious sorrow.

Hamlet. the calculations and registers of the bills of OBSE’QUIOUSLY. adv. [from obsequious.]

birthis and deaths. Hale's Origin of Mankind. 1. Obediently; with compliance.

7. Obedient regard; reverential attention. They rise, and with respectful awe,

Having had such experience of his fidelity and At the word giv’n, obsequiously withdraw. Dryd.

observance abroad, he found himselt engaged in We cannot reasonably expect that any one

honour to support him.

it can should readily and obsequiously quit his own opi- OBSERVANT. adj. [observens, Lat.] nion, and embrace ours with a blind resignation. 1. Attentive; dirigent; waichful.


These writers, which gave themselves to fel3. In Shakspeare it signifes, with funeral low and imitate others, were observant spectarites; win reverence for the dead. tors of those masters they admired. Raicizb. I a while obsequiously lament

Wand'ring from clime to clime observant The untimely táll of virtuous Lancaster.

stray'd, Richard 11. Their manners noted, and their states survey'd.

Pope OBSEQUIOUSNESS. n. s. [from obsequious.]

2. Obedient; respectful: with of. Obedience ; compliance.

We are told how observant Alexander was They apply themselves both to his interest and his master Aristotle. humour, with all the arts of tiattery and obsequi

3. Respectfully attentive : with of. Ou sness, the surest and the readiest way to ad

She now observant of the parting ray,

Eyes the calm sun-set of thy various day. Pope. OBSEʻRVABLE, adj. [from observo, Lat.] 4. Meanly dutiful; submissive.

Remarkable; eminent; such as may de- How could the most base men attain to honour serve notice.

but by such an observant slavish course. Raleigt. They do bury their dead with observable cere- OBSE'RVANT. n. s. (This word has the


accent on the first syllable in SbaksThese proprieties fixed unto bodies from considerations deduced from east, west, or those

peare.] A slavish attendant. Not in ebseron ble points of the sphere, will not be justified from such foundations.


These kind of knaves in this plainness, I took a just account of every observable cir

Harbour more craft, and more corrupter ends, cumstance of the earth, stone, metal, or other Than twenty silky ducking observants matter, from the surface quite down to the bot

That stretch their duties nicely. Sbalspeare tom of the pit, and entered it carefully into a OBSERVATION. n. s. [observatio, from journal.


obscrvo, Lat. observation, Fr.] The great and more observable occasions of

1. The act of observing; noting, or reexercising our courage, occur but seldom, Rogers.

marking OBSERVABLY. adv. [fron observable.]

These cannot be infused by observatios, bem In a manner worthy of note.

cause they are the rules by whích men take their It is prodigious to have thunder in a clear sky, first apprehensions and observations of things; as as is ebservably recorded in some histories. the being of the rule must be betore its applica

Brorin. tion to the thing directed by it. South, OBSERVANCE. n. s. [observance, Fr. cb. The rules our practice are taken from the servo, Latin.]

conduct of such persons as fall within our obser

vation. 1. Respect ; ceremonial reverence.

Rogers. In the wood, a league without the town,

2. Notion gained by observing; note; reWhere I did meet the once with Helena,

mark; animadversion. To do observance on the morn of May. Shaks. In matters of human prudence, we shall find Arcite left his bed, resolv'd to pay

the greatest advantage by making wise obsersas Observance to the month of merry May. Dryd. tions on our conduct, and of the events attend2. Religious rite.

Waits. Some represent to themselves the whole of 3. Obedience; ritual practice. religion as consisting in a few easy observances, He freed and delivered the christian church and never lay the least restraint on the business

from the external observation and obedience of or diversions of this life.


all such legal precepts, as were not simply and 3. Attentive practice.

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OBSERVA’TOR. n. s. [observateur, Fr. vice, by sharing it; and therefore, if he cannot from observa, Lat.] One that observes;

wholly avoid the eye of the observer, he hopes to

distrace it at least by a multiplicity of objects. a remarker.

South, The observator of the bills of mortality, hath

Sometimes purulent matter may be discharged given us che best account of the number that

from the glands in the upper part of the windLate plagues have swept away.


pipe, while the lungs are sound and uninfected, She may be handsome, yet be chaste, you which now and then has imposed on undistinsay,

Blackmore Good observator, not so fast away.

guishing observers. Dryden.

3. One who keeps any law, or custom, or OBSERVATORY. n. s. [observatoire, Fr.)

practice. A place built for astronomical observa

Many nations are superstitious, and diligent tions.

observers of old customs, which they receive by Another was found near the chservatory in tradition from their parents, by recording of Greenwica Park. W codward on Fossils. their bards and chronicles.

Spenser. TO OBSERVE. v. a. (observer, Fr. cb The king after the victory, as one that had servo, Latin.]

beca bred under a devout mother, and was in 1. To watch; to regard attentively.

his nature a great observer of religious forms, Remember, that as thine eye observes others,

caused Te Deum to be solemniy sung in the so art thou eéserved by angels and by men.

presence of the whole army upoa the place.

Bacon. Taylor.

He was so strict an observer of his word, that 2. To find by attention; to note.

no consideration whatever could inake him break It is observed, that many men who have seern


Prior. ed to repent when they have thought death

Himself often read useful discourses to bis approaching, have yet, after it hath pleased God

servants on the Lord's day, of which he was to restore them to health, been as wicked, perLaps worse, as ever they were. Duty of Man.

always a very strict and solemn observer. Atterb. If our idea of infinity be got from the power

OBSERVINGLY. adv. [from observing.) ve observe in ourselves, of repeating without

Attentively; carefully. end our own ideas, it may be demanded why we

There is some soul of goodness in things evil, do not attribute infinity to other ideas, as well

Would men observingly distil it out. as these of space and duration. Locke. OBSE'SSION. n. S. (obsessio, Latin.]

Oae may observe them discourse and reason 1. The act of besieging: pretty well of several other things, before they 2. The first attack of Satan, antecedent can tell twenty.


to possession. 3. To regard or keep religiously. OBSIDIONAL. adj. (obsidionalis, Latin.) A night to be much observed unto the Lord, Belonging to a siege.

Dict. for bringing them out of Egypt. Exodus. O'BSOLLTE. adj. (obsoletrs, Lat.] Wora 4. To practice ritually.

out of use; disused ; unfashionable. la the days of Enoch, people observed not

Obsolet: words may be laudably revived, when circuncision, or the sabbardi.


they are more sounding, or more significant than 5. To obey; to follows

those in practice,

Dryden. TO OBSE’RVE. V. n.

What if there be an old dormant statute or 1. To be attentive.

two against him, are they not now obsolete? Observing men may form many judgments by

Swift. the rules of similitude and proporti011, where O'ESOLETENESS. n. s. [from obsolete.) causes and ettects are not entirely the same. State of being worn out of use ; un.


fashionableness. 2. To make a remark.

OBSTACLE. n. š. (obstacle, Fr. obstaculum, I observe, that when we have an action against any man, we must for all that look upon him

Latin.) Something opposed; hindera our neighbour, and love him as ourselves, pay

ance ; obstruction. ing hin all that justice, peace and charity, which Conscience is a blushing shame-fac'd spirit, are due to all persons.

Kettlervell. That mutinics in a man's bosom; it fills Wherever I have found her notes to be wholly

One full of obstacles.

Shakspeare. another's, which is the case of some hundreds,

If all obstacles were cut away, ifrave barely quoted the true proprietor, with- And that my path were even to the crown, out observing upon it.

Pope's Letters. As the ripe reverence and due of birth. Shaksp. OBSE'RVER. 1. s. [from observe.]

Disparity in age seems a greater obstacle to an 1. One who looks vigilantly on persons

intimate friendship than inequality of fortune.

For the humours, business, and diversions of and things; close remarker.

young and old, are gener. ily very different. : He reads much;

Cellier. He is a great observer; and he looks

Some conjectures about the origin of mounQuite through the deeds of men. Sbakspeare. tains and islands I am obliged to look into, that Angelo,

they may not remain as obstacles to the less skila There is a kind of character in thy life,


Woodward's Nat. Hist. That to th' cbserver doch eby history,

What more natural and usual obstacle to those Fully unfold.

Sbakspears. who take voyages, than winds and storms. Popes Careful observer may foretel the hour, Ey sure prognostics when to dread a show'r.

OBSTETRICA ́TION. n. s. [from obstetria Swift.

cor, Lat.] The office of a midwife. 2. One who looks on; the beholder.

OBSTE'TRICK. adj. (trom obstetrix, Lat. ) If a slow paced star had stol'n away;

Midwifish; betitting a midwite; doing Faсm the observer's marking, he might stay

the midwife's office. Three hundred years to see't again,

Donne. There all the learn'd shall at the labour stand, Company, he thinks, lessens the shame of And uglas lend bjs soft obstetrick hand. Popra


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O'BSTINACY. n. s. (obstination, Fr. obsti. To OBSTRU’CT. v.a. [obstruo, Lat.)

natio, Lat. from obstinate.] Stubborn- 1. To block up; to bar. ness; contumacy ; pertinacy; persist.

He them beholding, soon ency.

Comes down to see their city, cre the tor's
Obstruct heav'o-tow'rs.

Milen. Chusing rather to use extremities, which might drive men to desperate obstinary, than

in their passage through the glands in the apply moderate remedies. Kia, Charles.

lungs, they obstruct and swell them with little

Pludmare. Most writers use their words lousely and uncertainly, and do not make plain and clear de

Fat people are subject to weakness in fevers, dactions of words one from another, which were

because the fat, melted by feverish heat, és not difficult to do, did they not find it convenient

siructs the small canals.

Arbuttest. to shelter their ignorance, or obstiracy, under To oppose ; to retard ; to hinder; to the obscurity of their terms.

Locke. be in the way of. What crops of wit and honesty appear,

No'cloud interposid, From spleen, from obstinacy, hate or fear. Pope. Or star to obstruct his sight.

Milton. OʻBSTINATE. adj. (obstinatus, Latin.] OBSTRU'CTER. [from obstruct.]

Stubborn; contumacious ; fixed in re- One that binders or opposes. solution. Absolutely used, it has an ill OBSTRU'CTION. N. s. (obstructio, Lat. obsense; but relatively, it is neutral. struction, Fr. from obstruct.] The queen is obstinate,

1. Hinderance ; difficulty. Stubborn to justice, art t'accuse it, and

Sure God by these discoverics did design, Disdainful to be try'd by't. Sbakspeare. That his clear light through all the world should Yield,

shine; Except you mean with obstinate repulse,

But the obstruction from that discord springs, To slay your sov'reign.

Sbakspeare. The prince of darkness makes 'twixt christian I have known great cures done by obstinate


Denais. resolutions of drinking no wiite. Timple. Her father did not fail to find,

2. Obstacle; impediment; that which In all she spoke the greatness of her mind;

binders. Yet thought she was not obstinate to die,

All obstructions in parliament, that is, all freeNor deem d the death she promis’d was so nigh. dom in differing in votes, and debating matters

Dryden. with reason and candour, must be taken away. Look on Simo's mate; No ass so mcek, no ass so obstinate. Pope. In his winter quarters the king expected to O'BSTINATELY. odv. (trom obstinate.) meet with all the obstructions and difficulties his

Stubbornly; inflexibly ; with unshaken enraged enemies could lay in his way. Clarez. determination.

Whenever a popular assembly free from sto Pembroke abhorred the war as obstinately as

structions, and already possessed of more power

than an equal balance will allow, shall continue he loved hunting and hawking:

Clarendon, A Greck made himself their prey,,

to think that they have not enough, I cannot

see how the same causes can produce different T'impose on their belief, and Troy betray;

effects among us, from what they did in Greece Fix'd on his aim, and obstinately bent

and Rome.

Swift To die undaunted, or to circumvent. Dryden. The man resolv’d, and steady to his trusi,

3. In physick. Inflexible to ill, and obstirutely just,

The blocking up of any canal in the human Can the rude rabble's influence despise. Addison.

body, so as to prevent the flowing of any fiuid My spouse maintains her royal trust,

through it, on account of the increased bulk of Tho' teinpted chaste, and obstinately just. Pope.

that Huid, in proportion to the diameter of the vessel.

Quines. OʻBSTINATENESS. 11, s. (from obstinate.]

4. In Shekspeare it once signifies someStubbornness.

thing heaped together. OBSTIPA’TION. n. s. [from obstipo, Lat.]

Aye, but to die, and go we know not where; The act of stopping up any passage.

To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot, OBSTREʻPEROUS. adj. [obstréperus, Lat.] This sensible warm motion to become Loud; clamorous ; noisy ; turbulent;

A kneaded clod.

Measure for Measure. vociferous.

OBSTRU'ctive. adj. (obstructif, Fr. from These obstreperous scepticks are the bane of

obstruct.] Hindering ; causing impedidivinity, who are so full of the spirit of contra- ment. diction, that they raise daily new disputes. Having thus separated this doctrine of God's

Howel. predetermining all events from three other These obstreperons villains shout, and know things confounded with it, it will now be disnot for what they make a noise. Dryden. cernible how noxious and ebstructive this doctrine

The players do not only connive at his obstre- is to the superstructing all good life. Hammer... perous approbation, but repair at their own cost

OBSTRU'CTIVE. 2. s. Impediment; obwhatever damages he makes.


stacle. OBSTRE'PEROUSLY. adv. (from obstrie The second obstructive is that of the fiduciary,

perou..] Loudiy; clamorously; noisily. that faith is the only instrument of his justificaOBSTRE' PEROUSNESS. n. s. [from obstre- tion, and excludes good works from contribuit

, perous.] Loudness į clamour ;

noise ;
ing any thing toward it.

Навигаева. turbulence.

OʻBSTRUENT. adj. (obstruens, Lat.] HinOBSTRICTION. 9, s. (from obstrictus, OBSTUPEFACTION.*'n. s. [obstupefacio,

dering ; blocking up. Lat.] Obligation ; bond. He hath full right t'exempt!

Latin.] The act of inducing stupidity, Whom so it pleases liim by choice,

or interruption of the mental powers. From national obstriction,

Milton. OPSTUPEFA'CTIVE. 11. 1: [from obstupsfacia, Latin.) Obstructing the mental

Thou dost with lies the throne invade, powers; stupifying.

Oliending heav'n for whate'er ills befal. Dryde. The force of it is obstupefutive, and no other. OnTENEBRATION. n. s. [ob and tenebre,

Abbot. Lat.) Darkness; the state of being TO OBTA’IN. v. a. (obtenir, Fr. obtineo,

darkened ; the act of darkening; clouLatin.)

diness. 3. To gain; to acquire ; to procure.

In every megrim or vertigo there is an obtenes

bration joined with a semblance of turning round. May be that I may obtain children by her.

Bacon's Nat. Hist. We have obtained an inheritance. Ephesians. OBTENSION. n. s. [from obtend.] The

The juices of the leaves are obtained by ex- act of obtending pression.

Arbuibnot. TO OBTE'st. v. a. (obtestor, Lat.] To 2. To impetrate ; to gain by the conces

beseech; to supplicate. sion or excited kindness of another.

Suppliants demand
In such our prayers cannot serve us as means

A truce, with olive branches in their hand; to sbtain the thing we desire.


Obtest his clemency, and from the plain
By his own blood he entered in once into the

Beg leave to draw the bodies of their slain. holy place, having obtained eternal redemption OBTESTA'TION. n. s. [obtestatio, Lat. trom

Dryden. fut us

If they could not be obtained of the proud

obtest.] Supplication ; entreaty. tyrant, then to conclude peace with him upou. OBTRECTATION, n. s. (ebtrecto, Latin.] any conditions.

Koviles. Slander ; detraction; calumny. Some pray for riches, riches they obtain; TO OBTRU’DE. V. a. (obtrudo, Latin.) But watch'd by robbers for their wealih are

To thrust into any place or state by slain.

Dryden. Tae conclusion of the story I forbore, be

force or imposture; to offer with unCause I could not obiain from myselt to shew reasonable importunity. Absolom unfortunate.

Dryden. It is their torment, that the thing they shun Whatever once is denied them, they are cer- doth follow them, truth, as it were, even obe tainly not wo vitain by crying.

Locke. truding itself into their knowledge, and not perTO OBTA'IN. V. n.

mitting them to be so ignorant as they would be. 1. To continue in use.

Hooler. The Theodosian code, several hundred

There may be as great a vanity in retiring and

years after Justinian's time, did oliain in the western

withdrawiug men's conceits from the world, as parts of Europe. Biker. in obtruding them.


Some things are easily granted; the rest ought 2. To be established; to subsist in nature not to be obtruded upon ine with the point of the or practice.


King Cbarles. Our impious use no longer shall obtain,

Who can abide, that against their own docBrothers no more, by brothers shall be skin. tors six books should, by their fatherhoods of


Trent, be, under pain of a curse, imperiously The situation of the sun and earth, which the obtruded upon God and his church? Hall. theorist surposes, is so far from being preferable Why shouldst thou then obtrude this diligence to this which at present obtains, that this hath In vain, where no acceptance it can tind? Milt. infinitely the advantage of it. W vodivard.

Whatever was not by them thought necessary, Where wasting the public treasure has ollained must not by us be obtruded on, or forced into 12 a court, all good order is banished. Descrant. that catalogue.

Hammond. The general laws of fluidity, elasticity, and A cause of common error is the credulity of Privity, obtain in animal and inanimate tubes. men; that is, an easy assent to wha is obtruded, or


believing at first ear what is delivered by others, 3. To prevail; to succeed. Not in use.

Bronin. There is due from the judge to the advocate,

The objects of our senses obtrude their partisome commendation where causes are fair plead

cular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or ed; especially towards the side which obtainetb no; and the operations of our minds will not


let us be without some obscure notions of them. OBTA’INABLE. adj. (from obtain.]


Whether thy great forefathers came 1. To be procured.

From reaims chalear Vesputio's name; Spirits which come over in disillations, mis

For so conjectures would érude, tible with water, and wholly combustible, ele Aud from thy painted skin conclude. Srvift. obtainable from plaats by previous fermentation.

OBTRU'DER. n. s. (trum obtrude.) One Arbut not.

that obtrudes. 2. To be gained,

Do justice to the inventors or publishers of What thinks he of his redemption, and the

the true experiments, as well as upon the obe rate it cost, noc being obtainabie uniess God's

truders of false ones. only Son would come down trom heaven, and be

Boyle. made mran, and pay down his own life for it.

OETRU'SION. n. s. (from obtrusus, Lat.)

Kettle well. The act of obtruding: OBTA' INER, 1. s. (from obtain.] He who

No man can think it other than the method obtains.

of slavery, by savage rudeness and importinare

pitrusions of violence, to have the mist of his TO OBTEMPERATE. v.a. [obtemperer, Fr. errour and passion dispelled. King Charles. obtempero, Lat.) To obey. Dict.

OBTRUʼsive. adj. [from obtruie.] InTo OBTE'ND. v. a. (obtendo, Lat.)

clined to force one's selt, or any thing 1. To oppose ; to hold out in opposition.

else, upon others. 2. To pretend ; to offer as the reason of Not obvious, not obtrusive, but retir'd any thing.

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