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Enshrine

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To Enshri'ne. v.a. [from shrine.] To inclose in a chest or cabinet; to preserve and secure as a thing sacred.

                                He seems
A phœnix, gaz'd by all, as that sole bird,
When to enshrine his reliques in the sun's
Bright temple, to Egyptian Thebes he flies.
Milt. Pa. Lost.

                        The sots combine
With pious care a monkey to enshrine.
Tate's Juv. Sat.

Fair fortune next, with looks serene and kind,
Receives 'em, in her ancient fane enshrin'd.
Addison.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Milton, John (449) · Tate, Nahum (7)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Enshrine." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 11, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21777.


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