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Acquiescence

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Acquie'scence. n.s. [from acquiesce.]

  1. A silent appearance of consent, distinguished on one side from avowed consent, on the other from opposition.

    Neither from any of the nobility, nor of the clergy, who were thought most averse from it, there appeared any sign of contradiction to that; but an entire acquiescence in all the bishops thought fit to do. Clarendon.

  2. Satisfaction, rest, content.

    Many indeed have given over their pursuits after fame, either from disappointment, or from experience of the little pleasure which attends it, or the better informations or natural coldness of old-age; but seldom from a full satisfaction and acquiescence in their present enjoyments of it. Addis. Spectator, № 256.

  3. Submission.

    The greatest part of the world take up their persuasions concerning good and evil, by an implicit faith, and a full acquiescence in the word of those, who shall represent things to them under these characters. South's Sermons.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Clarendon, Edward (73) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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