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Eyewitness

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Eyewítness. n.s. [eye and witness.] An ocular evidence; one who gives testimony to facts seen with his own eyes.

We made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and were eyewitnesses of his majesty 2. Pet.

To meet him all his saints, who silent stood
Eyewitnesses of his mighty acts,
With jubilee advanc'd.
Milton's Paradise Lost, b. vi.

          Give us, if thou can'st,
Eyewitness of what first or last was done,
Relation more particular and distinct.
Milton's Agonistes.

The curious, by laying together circumstances, attestations, and characters of those who are concerned in them, either receive or reject what at first but eyewitnesses could absolutely believe or disbelieve. Addison on the Christian Religion.

Sources: The Bible - 2. Peter (3) · Addison, Joseph (408) · Milton, John (449)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyewitness." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 4, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2673.


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