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Agaze

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To Aga'ze. v.a. [from a and gaze, to set a gazing; as, amaze, amuse, and others.] To strike with amazement; to stupify with sudden terrour. The verb is now out of use.

So as they travell'd, so they gan espy
An armed knight toward them gallop fast,
That seemed from some feared foe to fly,
Or other grisly thing that him agast.
Fairy Queen.

Sources: Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Agaze." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21398.


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