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Unbuild

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To Unbuild. v.a. To raze; to destroy.

This is the way to kindle, not to quench;
T' unbuild the city, and to lay all flat.
Shakespeare.

What will they then but unbuild
His living temples, built by faith to stand;
Their own faith, not another's?
Milton's Par. Lost.

Sources: Shakespeare's Coriolanus (80) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Unbuild." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: September 9, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14791.


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