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Esperance

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Espe'rance. n.s. [French.] Hope.

                            To be worst,
Stands still in esperance, lives not in fear.
Shakesp. K.Lear.

Yet there is a credence in my heart,
An esperance so obstinately strong,
That doth invert th' attest of eyes and ears.
Shakespeare.

Sources: Shakespeare's King Lear (144) · Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (36)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Esperance." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 18, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21732.


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