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Reálty. n.s. [a word peculiar, I believe, to Milton.]

Realty means not in this place reality in opposition to show, but loyalty; for the Italian Dictionary explains the adjective reale by loyal. Pearce on Milton.

O heaven, that such resemblance of the highest
Should yet remain, where faith and realty
Remain not.
Milton's Paradise Lost, b. vi.

Sources: Milton, John (449) · Pearce, Zachary (2)

Attributes: Milton (1) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Realty." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 25, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15912.


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