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Mutual

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Mu'tual. adj. [mutuel, French; mutuus, Lat.] Reciprocal; each acting in return or correspondence to the other.

            Note a wild and wanton herd,
Fetching mad bounds, bellowing and neighing loud,
If they perchance but hear a trumpet sound,
You shall perceive them make a mutual stand,
By the sweet power of musick.
Shakesp. Merch. of Venice.

What should most excite a mutual flame,
Your rural cares and pleasures are the same.
Pope.

Sources: Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Pope, Alexander (393)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · French (385) · Latin (690)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Mutual." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: March 23, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=19527.


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