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Accomplished

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Acco'mplished. participial adj.

  1. Complete in some qualification.

    For who expects, that, under a tutor, a young gentleman should be an accomplished public orator or logician. Locke on Ed.

  2. Elegant, finished in respect of embellishments; used commonly with respect to acquired qualifications, without including moral excellence.

                          The next I took to wife,
    O that I never had! fond wish too late,
    Was in the vale of Sorec, Dalila,
    That specious monster, my accomplish'd snare.
    Samson Agon.

Sources: Locke, John (269) · Milton, John (449)

Attributes: Participial Adjective (26)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Accomplished." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=1855.


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