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Affective

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Affe'ctive. adj. [from affect.] That which affects; that which strongly touches. It is generally used for painful.

Pain is so uneasy a sentiment, that very little of it is enough to corrupt every enjoyment: and the effect God intends this variety of ungrateful and affective sentiments should have on us, is to reclaim our affections from this valley of tears. Rogers.

Sources: Rogers, John (38)

Attributes: Adjective (426)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Affective." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 28, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15568.


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