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Perspicacity

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Perspicácity. n.s. [perspicacité, Fr.] Quickness of sight.

He that laid the foundations of the earth cannot be excluded the secrecy of the mountains; nor can there any thing escape the perspicacity of those eyes, which were before light, and in whose opticks there is no opacity. Brown.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Perspicacity." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 11, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1355.


  1. “I pop with perspicacity.” Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman.

  2. smurfthumper on December 12th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

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