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Accumulation

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Accumula'tion. n.s. [from accumulate.]

  1. The act of accumulating.

    Some, perhaps, might otherwise wonder at such an accumulation of benefits, like a kind of embroidering, or listing of one favour upon another. Wotton.

    One of my place in Syria, his lieutenant,
    For quick accumulation of renown,
    Which he atchiev'd by th' minute, lost his favour.
    Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra.

  2. The state of being accumulated.

    By the regular returns of it in some people, and their freedom from it after the morbid matter is exhausted, it looks as there were regular accumulations and gatherings of it, as of other humours in the body, growing perhaps on some people as corns. Arbuthnot on Diet.

Sources: Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (57) · Arbuthnot, John (227) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Accumulation." 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=1950.


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