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Stone (verb)

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To Stone. v.a. [from the noun.]

  1. To pelt or beat or kill with stones.

    These people be almost ready to stone me. Ex. xvii. 4.

    Crucifixion was a punishment unknown to the Jewish laws, among whom the stoning to death was the punishment for blasphemy. Stephens's Sermons.

  2. To harden.

    Oh perjur'd woman! thou do'st stone my heart;
    And mak'st me call what I intend to do,
    A murder, which I thought a sacrifice.
    Shakesp. Othello.

Sources: The Bible - Exodus (25) · Shakespeare's Othello (60) · Stephens, William (1)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Stone (verb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 1, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12820.


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