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A'ctivity. n.s. [from active.] The quality of being active, applied either to things or persons.

Salt put to ice, as in the producing of the artificial ice, increaseth the activity of cold. Bacon's Natural History № 73.

Our adversary will not be idle, though we are; he watches every turn of our soul, and incident of our life; and, if we remit our activity, will take advantage of our indolence. Rogers.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Rogers, John (38)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Activity." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 15, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13341.


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