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Corporeity

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Corpore'ity. n.s. [from corporeus, Latin.] Materiality; the quality of being embodied; the state of having a body; bodiliness.

Since philosophy affirmeth, that we are middle substances between the soul and the body, they must admit of some corporeity which supposeth weight or gravity. Brown's Vulg. Err.

It is the saying of divine Plato, that man is nature's horizon, dividing betwixt the upper hemisphere of immaterial intellects and this lower of corporeity. Glanville's Sceps. c. iv.

The one attributed corporeity to God, and the other shape and figure. Stillingfleet.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Glanvill, Joseph (53) · Stillingfleet, Edward (38)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Corporeity." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 24, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21569.


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